HowGood employs an iterative approach to assessing and updating data sources and in turn, strengthening our impact assessments. Our Research team is constantly reviewing the latest findings from scientific publications and assessing new data sources for inclusion in our product sustainability database. As our database expands, our impact assessments become more granular and our customers are given instant access to the most up-to-date scientific findings on food sustainability. As a result, our customers are enabled with the tools and information they need to innovate, communicate and report on food sustainability, in line with industry-recognized methodology and thinking.
In the context of GHG emissions, this iterative approach is in line with international best practices and thinking around climate science.
“Companies should pursue an iterative approach to improve the accuracy of its scope GHG inventory by collecting more granular and accurate data for emission hotspots, using primary data where available. […] Once a baseline GHG inventory is established, a company should formulate ambition through reduction targets, plan interventions towards achieving those targets, and finally, measure and track progress against the targets.”
-Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), 2018. Value Change in the Value Chain: Best Practices in Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Management, p.11.