geoFootprint is a new online, public and collaborative tool that gives instant access to the environmental footprint of agricultural crops on a world map.

By combining the latest LCA (life cycle assessment) environmental footprinting methodology with geospatial data, geoFootprint allows companies, public authorities, research organizations and farm-level actors to better measure, monitor and manage sustainable agricultural crop production.

See geoFootprint introduction from SETAC 2020 (download slides here)

The Data Challenge

The agriculture sector needs more robust and transparent environmental data to accelerate sustainable crop supply chain management.

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 by providing generic data that is much more granular and a platform to overwrite inputs with proprietary data.

Non-corporate stakeholders are also limited in their access to reliable and transparent environmental data. A free online tool that is visual and user-friendly will empower research organizations, policymakers and farm-level actors to understand, inform and engage others on these topics.

What can geoFootprint help you do?

Intuitive and simple to use, geoFootprint gives a holistic picture of the environmental footprint of crop production, bringing large amounts of data to life so actors across agricultural value chains can prioritize action where it matters most. Anyone can easily map, visualize, and calculate the environmental impacts of crops with the free online tool. On geoFootprint Pro, users can overwrite input data and run their own simulations that will help set and track progress on sustainability targets.


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

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

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

geoFootprint, partners and collaborators

Supported by EIT Climate-KIC and corporate funders, and developed by Quantis in partnership with the Cool Farm Alliance and ArxIT, the geoFootprint initiative involves 25+ corporate, public, global, academic and non-profit organizations.

geoFootprint webinar replay

Watch the geoFootprint webinar replay with Quantis + General Mills + WBSCD + Cool Farm Alliance introducing geoFootprint and how you can get involved. Questions we tackle:
+ What geoFootprint is and how it helps you visualize and calculate agricultural supply chain impacts
+ How geoFootprint complements the Cool Farm Tool to bridge the gap between farm-level assessment and supply-chain management strategies
+ How leading companies such as General Mills plan to use geoFootprint across their value chain
+ How to gain early-bird access to geoFootprint Pro
+ How to join pilot projects to test and refine the tool

geoFootprint launches in 2020. Get involved today!

We’re on a mission to transform sustainable management of agricultural supply chains,
and we’re looking for partners! Ready to get on board?

+ REQUEST GEOFOOTPRINT PRO and get early-bird pricing for geoFootprint Pro (before Dec. 31, 2019)
+ JOIN A PILOT PROJECT and test and refine the tool
+ KEEP ME UP TO DATE with geoFootprint latest developments