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.
Laura Overton, Sustainability Accounting Senior Manager br> Mars Incorporated – Global Corporate
Timothy Robinson, Livestock Policy Officer br> UN Food & Agriculture Organization
Richard Profit, General manager br> 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!