Rubicon Organics Release Inaugural ESG Report

The first cannabis company in Canada to launch an Environmental, Social and Governance Report

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 3, 2021 – Rubicon Organics Inc. (TSXV: ROMJ) (OTCQX: ROMJF) (“Rubicon Organics” or the “Company”), a licensed producer focused on cultivating and selling organic certified and premium cannabis, is pleased to announce the publication of its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report (“ESG Report”).

The ESG Report reflects the Company’s determination to embed sustainability in a formal manner through its operations and supply chain, and to communicate its progress with stakeholders in a transparent and authentic manner. The ESG Report captures the period between January 1 and December 31, 2020 and is informed by leading sustainability and reporting frameworks including Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Highlights of ESG Report:

  1. Conducted our inaugural materiality assessment to identify and prioritize key non-financial topics for our business and stakeholders.
  2. Installed LED grow lights throughout our facility, which are up to 60% more energy efficient than traditional greenhouse grow lights.
  3. Joined Climate Smart, committing to measuring our carbon footprint and setting ambitious reduction targets in future years.
  4. Set targets for 100% circular packaging and 80% waste diversion by 2025.
  5. Achieved 78% diversity across our employee base.
  6. Reduced waste sent to landfill by building an outdoor nursery made from 90% construction scrap materials.
  7. Contributed to the local community by spending over 50% of total procurement dollars with local suppliers.

“Demonstrating leadership in environmental, social and governance standards is of critical importance to succeed in realizing our vision and proving that we are serious about our core values of sustainability, growth, freedom and impact. We are proud to be the first cannabis company in Canada to launch an ESG report. Not only does our ESG Report highlight where we excel, it also serves as a roadmap for how we are going to strive to achieve the highest standards in operation as we set out to make the Best Cannabis on Earth and for the Earth,” said Jesse McConnell, Chief Executive Officer of Rubicon Organics.

Click here to read a copy of the full report.


Rubicon Organics Inc. is becoming the global brand leader in organic cannabis products. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Rubicon Holdings Corp, a licensed producer, the Company cultivates, processes and sells organic certified, sustainably produced, super-premium cannabis products from its state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse located in Delta, BC, Canada. Rubicon Organics is focused on achieving industry leading profitability through a focus on innovation and the development of brands and cannabis 2.0 products, including its flagship super-premium brand Simply BareTM Organic, its super-premium concentrate brand LAB THEORYTM and its premium flower and hash brand 1964 Supply CoTM.


Margaret Brodie

Chief Financial Officer

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, and statements such as the Company’s belief that it is becoming the global brand leader in organic cannabis products, and the Company’s intention of achieving industry leading profitability are “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “will” or variations of such words or statements that certain actions, events or results “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. The forward-looking information in this press release is based upon certain assumptions that management considers reasonable in the circumstances, including that its capital needs will be as currently projected. Risks and uncertainties associated with forward looking information in this press release include, among others, information or statements concerning the Company’s expectations of financial resources available to fund operations; Rubicon Organics’ limited operating history and lack of historical profits; obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals; that regulatory requirements will be maintained; general business and economic conditions; the Company’s ability to successfully execute its plans and intentions; the Company’s ability to obtain financing at reasonable terms through the sale of equity and/or debt commitments; the Company’s ability to attract and retain skilled staff; market competition; the products and technology offered by the Company’s competitors; that our current relationships with our suppliers, service providers and other third parties will be maintained; and the impact of the current global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Although Rubicon Organics has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other risk factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements. Rubicon Organics assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, even if new information becomes available as a result of future events, new information or for any other reason except as required by law.

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