Ambitious organisationsUseful quantitative analyses depend on high-quality data. This is why Blonk Consultants has developed various tools and databases for use in data collection and analysis.
Does your organisation want to transition to sustainable products and transform the operational processes and reporting cycles in its supply chains? For such ambitious organisations we develop and maintain data management systems. These customised solutions can be easily connected to your existing data system and include technology development (IT tools), maintenance, and procedures for collecting data and reporting.
Some examples of Tools & DatabasesOver the years we have developed various tools and databases. Some are already used widely in the agri-food sector.
Agri-footprint is a high quality and the leading life cycle inventory (LCI) database for the agriculture and food sector. It covers data on agricultural products – feed, food and biomass – and is used by life cycle assessment (LCA) practitioners. The database contains no less than 3,500 products and processes. Agri-footprint is now widely accepted by the food industry, the LCA community, the scientific community and governments worldwide, and has been critically reviewed.
Direct Land Use Change Assessment Tool
Deforestation is one of the major issues facing the global agricultural production system, with as much 8% of global CO2 emissions attributed to land use change. A well-known example is deforestation for the cultivation of crops such as soybean and oil palm. Many studies have provided solid global or country specific estimations of CO2 emissions due to land use change (LUC) based on available statistics and/or satellite imagery.
Optimeal is a software package for investigating and assessing the balance between the nutritional value and the environmental impact of products. Optimeal searches for solutions that resemble current diets as closely as possible. The programme contains data on the environmental impacts and nutritional value of more than 200 products as well as the average diets of various populations.
Optimise your diet!
With Optimise your diet! we want to show that, by optimisation, certain diets can become more sustainable and still meet all nutritional values. We challenge you to create a diet which is as sustainable as possible. Likewise, the diet needs to meet the dietary guidelines of a healthy diet.
Disclosure of the hotspots and most relevant processes is a required element of the EU’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) pilot screening studies and supporting studies. The hotspot tool was created especially for this purpose. The bèta-version of the Hotspot tool is now available free of charge.
Tools for Experts
Blonk Consultants Tool Portal
Especially for experts we have developed a tool portal. In this tool portal you will find a collection of smart solutions, which will give you a better understanding of sustainability issues. Our tools are especially designed for ambitious organisations and experts working in the agri-food sector and sustainability.
- Smart tools & solutions
- Save time & money
- Get insights in sustainability of your products, processes and innovations