Trinity AgTech has received independent verification that its on-farm natural capital software, Sandy, meets the requirements of ISO 14067:2018, the most comprehensive standard for carbon footprint reporting available.
The new certification adds to Sandy’s robust scientific backing and means that it not only meets, but exceeds, the criteria demanded by PAS 2050 standard and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol’s land sector and removals guidance.
Crucially, Sandy is the only software platform available today that fully aligns with the guidance behind the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG).
“We are delighted that the methodology behind Sandy has been endorsed to the highest level. ISO 14067 is broader and covers a wider breadth of criteria than any other carbon reporting standards,” says Anna Woodley, Trinity AgTech’s managing director of business development.
The SBTi is becoming far more commonly adopted by companies operating within the forest, land, and agriculture sector that are committing to reducing their emissions.
Mrs Woodley says more will quickly follow suit, amid mounting scrutiny from investors and consumers.
“Efforts to credibly assess and reduce Scope 3 emissions within the food supply chain – 70% of which occur at farm level – are being severely hampered by variability in product-level GHG accounting standards and methodologies.
“To put a stop to greenwashing and make credible progress on Scope 3 emissions within the food and farming supply chain, the only option is to insist on independently verified methodology that utilises the latest science to credibly assess the carbon footprint,” she says.
Sandy is the only proven solution that covers all farm types and sizes that is accredited to ISO 14067 standards. It accounts for arable, horticulture, perennials and all types of livestock systems, and it is scalable across the food value chain, allowing companies to onboard thousands of suppliers with accuracy, speed, depth and consistency.
“We must not continue to accept pseudoscience and poor methodology for on-farm carbon accounting. It is damaging at all levels,” says Mrs Woodley.
“Companies operating with the food and farming supply chain need a true picture of their emissions to make progress and farmers must be recognised for their efforts in protecting the environment.
“One of the major differences between our approach and that of many other companies is that we are not relying on economic input/output models and secondary data in order to see and drive reduction of Scope 3 emissions.
“Sandy relies on primary data to feed its scientific models and works to IPCC 2019 tier two and tier three methodologies,” she explains.
“When verified by Sandy, all stakeholders can be confident that their carbon footprint has been assessed to the highest possible level of integrity and in accordance with the SBTi FLAG guidance.”