Sustainability in Food & Agriculture

Grow products that tomorrow's consumers love

Offer more sustainable and transparent products, turn waste into value and reduce complexity with Environmental Intelligence.
Sustainability In Agriculture
Albert Heijn
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Produce more transparently and attract more clients

Ecostories

Attract modern consumers

Improve the footprint and transparency of your existing portfolio. Create new products that create sustainable opportunities for your business.

Increase efficiency

Find the hotspots in your value chain that have the most impact. Identify cost savings and optimization potential throughout your supply chain

Turn waste into value

Take the first step into a circular food system by modeling your value streams, creating value from by-products and closing the loop of nutrients.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Create Environmental Product Declarations on the fly

Environmental Product Declarations – short EPDs – are independently verified documents that communicate the environmental impact of your products. With Ecochain, you can create EPDs for your entire product portfolio in no time.

Ecochain complies with the following norms and standards

ISO 14040/44
ISO 14067
EN 15804

PAS 2050
European PEF compliance
European OEF compliance

ISO 14021/25 compliance
ISO 14001 data framework
ISO 50001 data framework

GRI data framework environment
EU Energy Efficiency Directive EED

Ecochain: Product Overview

An introduction to Ecochain

Every business is different. We strongly encourage you to schedule a demo with our environmental experts, so they can tailor it to your needs and show you how to get the maximum out of Ecochain.

Gain insights into impact flows

Take a closer look at the materials and processes that contribute to the environmental footprints of your products.

Ecochain Feature Impact Flow
Ecochain Product Footprint

Control your full portfolio's Footprint

Conduct LCA Life-cycle Assessments across your entire product portfolio at once and easily compare the footprint of individual products.

Compare the footprint of product lines based on production numbers

Understands the impact of product lines within the context of production numbers.

Compare Product Lines
Scopes Visualization

Analyze the environmental impacts of scope 1,2 and 3

Gain insights into the full scope of your impact across your value chain. Identify hotspots that point out opportunities for sustainable returns. Collaborate with value chain partners to optimize your environmental performance.

Dive into the details of your footprint

Zoom into the details of your footprint and break it down into 32 different environmental categories – from CO2 to water toxicity – or display your footprint as an Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI) score.

Footprint Details

Start being future-proof today.

These are your six steps to reduce your emissions, increase your efficiency and unlock business opportunities.

  1. Schedule a Demo
  2. Attend a tailored, in-depth presentation (45 minutes)
  3. Receive our tailored offer – the offer includes the implementation of Ecochain through our environmental specialists.
  4. Receive easy and self-explanatory templates to prepare the company data. Kick-off meeting with Ecochain specialists.
  5. Ecochain’s specialists help you with implementing the software, deliver actionable insights and train your team.
  6. Ecochain provides ongoing support and expert hours.

Benefit from the growing demand for sustainable food & agri
Three-out-of-four millennials are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings (increased from around 50% in 2014 to 73% in 2015). Also, consumers increasingly check labels before they make a choice. As a result of these trends the food industry can heavily influence the product purchase of consumers, just by increasing transparency and sustainability efforts (> 50%).

Our revolutionary approach to footprint assessments will help you benefit from this trend. As a result you can assess and improve the footprint of your company and full product portfolio and disclose verifiable footprint information about your environmental performance to consumers.

Overcome the complexity of your Supply Chain
On average a business’s supply chain contributes >75% to its footprint. This implies that supply chain engagement is essential to reducing your footprint. But where to start? Ecochain helps you to tackle this question by enabling you to pinpoint the environmental hotspots in your supply chain and identify the suppliers with the highest impact. As a result, you will learn which suppliers to engage – and how – to effectively reduce the environmental footprint of your products.

Learn how to turn your waste into value
An integrated approach is needed to achieve a circular food system that retains value. This requires an optimum use of residue streams and natural resources. However, the challenge is to analyze and model the value of residue streams to create new products.

To meet help you meet this challenge, Ecochain supports you discover the measures and the steps to create value from by-products and close the loop of nutrients. Overall, Ecochain enables you to turn waste into value to profit your business and our environment.

Discover business cases for investments in process efficiency
With the support of Ecochain, you can leverage lean process-management and look at the return-on-investment of shifts to alternative resources and production methods.

Talk to an expert

You will receive a personal product demo from one of our product specialists. We will walk you through Ecochain and answer your individual questions.