Access 33,000 crop- and location-based emission factors for FLAG compliant reporting
Strategize on the ingredient, product, or category level to map out a successful plan
Keep track of the impact of each reduction initiative and communicate progress with ease
Granular FLAG emissions baseline
Clear insights for taking action
Direct integration into R&D and Procurement
Progress tracking and reporting
HowGood has 16 years of research on global food supply chains. Our Research team consolidates and analyzes findings from over 600 accredited data sources and certifications. These include a range of resources such as international frameworks, NGO guidance and standards reports, peer reviewed life cycle assessment studies, journal articles, academic conference proceedings and texts, aggregated commercial databases, targeted industry studies, NGO research, government publications, and news reports from reputable outlets.
At HowGood, we understand the importance of crop- and location-specific data in accurately assessing the sustainability of agricultural products. That’s why we emphasize location-specific granularity, avoiding the use of global averages that could potentially lead to misplaced carbon reduction strategies and inaccurate public reporting.
In focusing our research specifically on agricultural production, we are able to follow a highly-targeted proxy selection process (when a data provider uses a similar crop in place of one for which data is not available) that prioritizes the relevance of species and geographic characteristics. While large databases commonly use very broad proxies, our selection process avoids the pitfalls of these overly-generalized analyses.
Our platform delivers crop- and location-specific data, utilizing likely sourcing locations derived from documented global import/export information. Throughout the innovation and reporting process, you have the ability to use HowGood’s predicted ingredient sourcing locations or enter your own when you have it available. This means that vendor and source location data is not required for producing a highly-accurate impact report, though HowGood can ingest it when preferred.
For customers with primary data available, we offer the ability to ingest that data and ensure that insights are tailored to your unique supply system dynamics. Users can integrate data from commissioned Life Cycle Assessments and studies, utilize HowGood’s Agricultural Practices Survey to gather vendor sourcing information, allow vendors to upload data confidentially via HowGood’s Sustainability Data Portal, and export data from third-party primary data software programs. Ingested data can also include specific manufacturing processes and energy consumption, enabling highly-specific reporting.
The collective understanding of the impact – and mitigation potential – that the food industry has on global climate change has forever changed the landscape for ESG reporting. HowGood is committed to helping companies measure and manage their impact across a diverse and comprehensive set of accounting and reporting needs. The vastness of our database and cross-functionality of the platform enables Scope 3 reporting, deforestation regulation compliance, comprehensive ESG reporting, and countless others.
With a hyper-focus on the global food system, our team of researchers and data scientists brings 3rd party verified impact data to our customers’ daily workflows with unparalled granularity and precision.
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