Sustainability is a key priority at smaXtec. With our products and services for dairy farms of all sizes, we make an important contribution to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by the United Nations.
The Sustainable Development Goals were launched in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They include 17 goals that the world needs to achieve collectively by 2030 in order to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives of all people everywhere.
smaXtec makes an active contribution to achieving the defined goals in at least five areas.
SDG 2:Zero hunger
smaXtec contributes to this on several levels: early detection of diseases means that they do not have to be treated with medication such as antibiotics, which involve waiting times – this means that milk does not have to be poured away because of antibiotic residues, for example, but a higher percentage of the valuable food produced can actually be consumed.
The smaXtec technology also supports the protection and increase of income of small farms, which can increase their efficiency through technology.
Furthermore, smaXtec actively contributes to ensuring the sustainability of food production systems in general by helping farmers to be both more sustainable AND more profitable. The continuous further development of technology and its availability to farmers plays an essential role here.
SDG 6:Clean water and sanitation
Clean drinking water is essential. By reducing the use of medication such as antibiotics through smaXtec, the consequent contamination of water is also avoided, thus increasing water quality.
SDG 12:Responsible consumption and production
Here, smaXtec makes a significant contribution both in terms of developing sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, and in terms of reducing food losses along the production and supply chain.
By increasing animal health, cow lifespan is extended, resulting in a significantly more efficient use of resources. The production of high quality milk by healthy cows with reduced use of medication not only ensures that the food produced can be consumed, but also reduces any residues of antibiotics in water and soil. Thus, smaXtec helps to minimise negative impact on human health and the environment.
SDG 13:Climate action
Through monitoring and recommendations for optimisation of feeding as well as long-living cows due to health improvement, smaXtec actively contributes to reducing methane gas production.
SDG 15:Protection and sustainable use of land resources
Thanks to early detection of problems in the areas of health, feeding, reproduction and farm management, smaXtec enables farmers to take measures to correct them at an early stage and thus significantly increase animal health and welfare of dairy cows.