What do you see as the biggest strength of APS-footprint?
I see two relevant strengths of the tool, which I believe bring great value to our customers and help us as consultants. First, the ability to choose the LCA calculation standard to be used. Global customers require different calculation standards and/or wish to report on different environmental metrics. The potential of APS-footprint tool to select between LCA calculation standards, increases the scope and possibilities to help customers in different regions and different animal production systems. The second is the possibility to define “interventions”, which is basically simulating different possible scenarios in which our clients can reduce their environmental impact from animal farming and quantify the potential sustainability benefit of their choices.
How do you think a partnership project with Blonk Sustainability Tools (BST) around the APS-footprint tool can benefit companies? What does it potentially bring them?
There is a huge potential for companies in the animal production supply chain to reduce emissions from their farm operations. However, this potential is often left untapped because many companies do not have the possibility or capacity to easily measure and monitor these emissions.
Partnering with BST and use of the APS-footprint tool greatly reduce the hurdles for companies to calculate and monitor the environmental footprint of their activities and assess possibilities to improve their sustainability performance. This is because the APS-footprint tool supports companies with data management and guides data collection, uses the most up to date methodological standards to calculate full LCA environmental impacts at farm level (including upstream impacts related to feed production). On top of that, it provides results in a matter of seconds.
As companies can rely on the APS-footprint tool to take care of the calculations, they can focus on setting reduction targets, use the generated information for communication purposes and increase the value to their operations, and not least, create positive change.
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