geoFootprint

geoFootprint is accelerating sustainable agriculture by transforming how you measure and manage the footprint of your supply chains.

By combining data from satellite imagery with environmental metrics, geoFootprint visualizes the environmental footprints of key commodity crops on an interactive world map, giving you quick answers to complex sustainability questions.

An initiative launched by Quantis in 2018 with financial support from EIT Climate-KIC, geoFootprint was built collaboratively in partnership with more than 25 public, private and academic stakeholders, including arx iT, Cool Farm Alliance and leading agrifood companies.

geoFootprint promises to fulfil a valuable need for companies to better understand and ultimately to reduce their carbon footprints. The potential of the tool lies in combining spatially-detailed agricultural impacts with location-specific sourcing data.

Laura Overton, Sustainability Accounting Senior Manager Mars Incorporated – Global Corporate

FAO takes a lifecycle assessment approach to estimating greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts of livestock using the Global Livestock Environment Assessment Model (GLEAM). We are very excited at the prospect of using the geoFootprint outputs to strengthen our estimates of emissions coming from feed crops.

Timothy Robinson, Livestock Policy Officer UN Food & Agriculture Organization

The Cool Farm Alliance is excited about the integration between the Cool Farm Tool and geoFootprint as it will enable leading companies to couple impact project on the ground with farmers with macro level GHG inventories and target setting.

Richard Profit, General manager Cool Farm Alliance

The data challenge

Companies in crop-based industries that set ambitious environmental targets to reduce their footprint face massive supply chain management data challenges.

To set and track progress toward sustainability goals, businesses often rely on incomplete, inconsistent and generic, country-level environmental data on one hand, and highly precise farm-level data for selected locations on the other. The two are often incompatible due to the difference in assessment methodologies.

geoFootprint bridges this gap with granular visibility — down to 10×10 km — that allows companies to instantly understand the impacts of their sourcing decisions, identify the factors contributing to their environmental footprint and simulate interventions to reduce it. Users can plug in their own proprietary data for even sharper insights.

For policy makers and NGOs, geoFootprint creates a consistent baseline for all geographies, providing science-based metrics to target interventions and engage with local stakeholders.

geoFootprint Open, the open-access version of the tool, enhances public knowledge on sustainable agriculture by making solid environmental data of key commodity crops accessible to non-expert audiences, students or stakeholders who may not otherwise have access to this information.

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We’re on a mission to transform sustainable management of agricultural supply chains! Ready to get on board? Learn more about geoFootprint or try it now!

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