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Benchmarking Sustainability Performance Utilizing the Fieldprint® Platform
to Document and Demonstrate
Continuous Improvement


May 2018



By Lexi Clark
Program Manager
Field to Market
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-800-2695
Email: lclark@fieldtomarket.org

 

Executive Summary
(4 min 27 sec)
 

Full Presentation
(19 min 29 sec)
 

 

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Video for iPhone (16.8 MB)

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Video for iPhone (66.5 MB)

 
 

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Summary: The Fieldprint® Platform is a pioneering assessment framework that empowers brands, retailers, suppliers and farmers at every stage in their sustainability journey, to measure the environmental impacts of commodity crop production and identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Farmers can access this free and confidential tool through the online Fieldprint® Calculator or through associated farm-management software that integrates the Platform’s metrics and algorithms.

This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners throughout the United States learn the how management information is entered into the Fieldprint® Calculator, analyzed, and transformed into a Fieldprint® Analysis, which graphically represents the sustainability performance of a farmer’s unique operation.

Specifically in this presentation, practitioners will learn: how the tool helps growers voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency.

The Fieldprint Analysis estimates field level performance on the following sustainability indicators:

• Biodiversity
• Energy Use
• Greenhouse Gas Emissions
• Irrigated Water Use
• Land Use
• Soil Carbon
• Soil Conservation
• Water Quality




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