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Seed Hawk receives carbon footprint certification

Jan. 7, 2014, Langbank, SK - Seed Hawk Inc. has become the first agricultural equipment company in the world to receive Carbon Trust carbon footprint certification. Three Seed Hawk seeding systems have received the certification.

The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) conducted the life cycle carbon footprint of the three products, and submitted the information to Carbon Trust, an international company headquartered in the UK that provides independent certification of carbon footprints. The Seed Hawk 45 & XL Series toolbars, with and without Sectional Control technology, and the 30 Series product line have received certification, which indicates how much carbon is used in the production and use of the equipment.

According to Peter Clarke, president and CEO of Seed Hawk in Langbank, Sask., with more carbon awareness and programs coming into force, knowing your carbon footprint is a good first step for producers to be in a position to capitalize on opportunities in a carbon conscious world. Clarke says that with the increased demand for environmental information from consumers, it is advantageous for the agricultural sector, including equipment producers, to provide environmental information on their products.