How it works

With geoFootprint, you can easily visualize and understand a crop’s geography-specific footprint, identify what contributes to the footprint, and run simulations to see which interventions would have the most positive impact on your supply chain’s footprint.

See geoFootprint in action

Visualize crop production and environmental data

Select customized geographic areas from country level down to 10×10 km2 and view the footprint of a crop anywhere in the world.

  CROPS

Barley, cotton, groundnut, maize, oil palm, potato, rapeseed, rice, rye, sorghum, soybean, sugar beet, sugarcase, sunflower and wheat

AGRICULTURAL METRICS

Yield, production volume, fertilizer application rates, soil type and characteristics, precipitation and more

ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS

Scope 3 impact indicators at the farm gate, on climate change, water availability, water quality, soil health and risk of biodiversity loss

2 Understand what is driving your footprint

Identify and compare the main drivers of your environmental footprint, including irrigation, land-use change (deforestation) and field emissions from fertilizer use. See how field management practices, local soil and climate conditions, and upstream activities translate into environmental impacts.

3 Model interventions to identify solutions

Overwrite the input data to run your own customized simulations and gain unprecedented insight on the potential environmental risks and benefits of large-scale changes in cultivation and field management practices. Bridge supply-chain and farm-level assessments by integrating geoFootprint with the Cool Farm Tool.

4 View data sources and methodologies

At the heart of geoFootprint is a repository of publicly-available geospatial data, as well as metrics from the World Food LCA Database, Cool Farm Tool and state-of-the-art agricultural emission models. We believe transparency is key to accelerating the transition to sustainable agriculture, so all data sources and methodologies for all computations and indicators are detailed in a third-party reviewed technical document.

For a technical tour of geoFootprint’s beta version, check out Quantis Sustainability Consultant Adrien Liernur’s presentation at SETAC 2020.

geoFootprint promises to fulfill 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

Request your demo

geoFootprint will launch in early 2021. Get in touch for a demo of the beta version and early-bird pricing.