Building block: PAS 2050-1: 2012
One of the building blocks of the methodology is the carbon footprint standard for horticultural products published by the British Standard Institute (BSI)
in 2012. Hans Blonk was the technical author of this document. Also, many of the elements in that standard were later incorporated into other agricultural life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as the FAO LEAP Guidelines
and the agricultural component of the European PEF.
In this current project the scope is being widened from a carbon footprint to a comprehensive environmental footprint and the methodology will eventually include various environmental categories, such as climate change, toxicity, water scarcity and land use.