This metric covers issues relevant to the environmental sustainability of agricultural operations, such as whether an environmental management system and other environmentally focused practices are in place. You may pair this metric set with the Cooperatives or Agribusiness metric sets.

Metric Answer Options Source
Total area of land (in hectares) owned or leased by your company being sustainably managed during the last 12 months.
Fill-in # IRIS (OI6912)
Total area of land (in hectares) controlled by supplier farmers and co-op members being sustainably managed during the last 12 months. Fill-in # IRIS (PI6796)
If possible, list certifications related to land use and agriculture practices obtained by products/crops grown/purchased by the company. Textbox IRIS (PD2756)
What % of land (by hectares) has received certification for sustainable management of agricultural ecosystems? Include both land that your company owns or leases and land controlled by supplier farmers and co-op members. 1. 0%
2. 1-24%
3. 25-74%
4. 75-99%
5. 100%
6. N/A
 
During the last fiscal year, what is the total sales came from products/crops grown/purchased that had the above certifications? Fill-in $ IRIS (PI7321)
What is the unit of measure for reporting the units sold, produced, exported or installed by the company? 1. Hectares
2. Hours
3. Kilograms
4. Kilometers
5. kWH
6. Licenses
7. Liters
8. Square feet
9. Square meters
10. Metric tonnes
11. Pounds
12. Tons
13. Transactions
14. Units
15. Other (please describe)
 
What is the amount of crops/products sold, reported in the unit selected above, that has obtained the certifications listed above in the last fiscal year? Fill-in # BIA, IRIS (PI7289)
Does your company have an environmental management system that includes any of the following? Check all that apply. 1. Policy statement documenting the organization's commitment to the environment
2. Assessment undertaken of the environmental impact of the organization's business activities
3. Stated objectives and targets for environmental aspects of the organization's operations
4. Programming designed, with allocated resources, to achieve these targets
5. Periodic compliance and auditing to evaluate programs conducted
6. None of the above
BIA
Which of the following soil productivity/protection practices apply to land owned/leased by your company or land controlled by supplier farmers and co-op members? 1. At least 25% of the productive area uses no-till, direct-seed or other restricted tillage systems
2. All of the productive area uses restricted tillage systems
3. At least 25% of the productive area is covered by an organic matter layer (composed of dead and decaying biomass) and/or nitrogen-fixing cover crops
4. All of the productive area is covered by an organic matter layer (composed of dead and decaying biomass) and/or nitrogen-fixing cover crop 5. Perennial crops are integrated in farms
6. Long term crops or pastures are incorporated into crop rotation
7. Other (describe)
8. None
9. N/A
BIA
What is average yield per hectare of your company's supplier individuals? Fill-in # IRIS (PI2046)
Does your farm or farms controlled by your supplier farmers and co-op members use any of the following pest management techniques on land-under-cultivation? 1. Pest- and disease-resistant varieties
2. Field scouting
3. Crop rotation
4. Canopy humidity management
5. Soil and plant tissue sampling to understand pest management
6. Insect phenology modeling to understand pest management needs
7. Other (describe)
8. None
BIA
What % of fertilizer applied to land-under-cultivation is organic? Include both land that your company owns or leases and land controlled by supplier farmers and co-op members. 1. 0%
2. 1-24%
3. 25-50%
4. 50-74%
5. 75-99%
6. 100%
7. N/A
BIA
How many smallholder farmers or co-op members did your company support/source from during the last 12 months? Fill-in # IRIS (PI9991)
Total water use (liters) during the last 12 months Fill-in # BIA
Has your farm implemented any of the followng water use conservation practices for land-under-cultivation? If your company does not control any land-under-cultivation or if your company is a farmer cooperative, select N/A. 1. Traditional irrigation (i.e. flood irrigation)
2. Harvest rainwater
3. Gray-water use for irrigation
4. Hydroponic or aeroponic growing
5. Drip technology
6. Low pressure, micro-sprinklers
7. Irrigation water use planned based on monitoring and analysis of soil moisture level, weather data and other relevant information
8. Other (describe)
9. None
10. N/A
BIA
Total amount of water use conserved by the methods above during the last 12 months. Fill-in # IRIS (OI4015)
Does your company do the following with wastewater from irrigation? If your company is a farmer cooperative, select N/A. 1. Grey water remediation
2. Filter water before re-introduction to water table
3. Use of settling ponds to clean water before re-entry to water table
4. Other
5. None
6. N/A
BIA
Total amount of wastewater treated in the last 12 months. Fill-in $ IRIS (OI9412)
Waste Disposed (metric tonnes) during the last 12 months Fill-in # IRIS (OI6192)
Waste Disposed: Recycled/Reused (metric tonnes) during the last 12 months Fill-in # IRIS (OI2535)
Which of the following methods is used to dispose of organic waste from crop cultivation? If your company does not control any land-under-cultivation or if your company is a farmer cooperative, select N/A. 1. Burn/Incinerate/Landfill
2. Composting waste
3. Waste is reused
4. Dispose through certified 3rd party methods
5. Production of bio-gas from waste
6. Other (describe)
7. None
8. N/A
BIA
Total amount of waste reduction achieved in the last 12 months Fill-in # IRIS (OI7920)
Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions (metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent) in:
a. Scope 1
b. Scope 2
c. Scope 3
Fill-in #  
What % of Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions has been saved due to efficiency improvements implemented by your company? 1. 0%
2. 1-4%
3. 5-9%
4. 10-14%
5. 15-20%
6. >20%
7. Don't Know
BIA
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