Food Industry

When you need your supply chain to get the data quickly

As a corporate procurement manager for the food industry, it’s your job to make sure that you can secure the supplies your factory needs to keep running. And margin is key – you need to be able to get what you need at a price that works for the business. That’s why dealing directly with farmers is so important. They’re the ones who can provide the fresh, locally-sourced produce that customers want, and they’re also the ones who are most likely to be using the farm carbon calculator.

Not all suppliers will be up to scratch, though, so it is your job to make sure that they meet the standards set by the company. Agrecalc can help them reduce their emissions and improve their bottom line, and that’s something that’s very important to you. You can gain market advantage and increase profitability by working with farmers who are using the agricultural resource calculator, and to encourage more of them to do so, to get to that win-win outcome together.

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Clear and actionable data to improve food procurement

Agrecalc is a farm carbon calculator that helps suppliers track their emissions and keep their operations sustainable. The tool is easy to use and provides clear, actionable data that can be used to improve farm management.

For the minute-to-minute operation within food procurement, it enables time-sensitive decisions and meets all government standards. This makes it perfect for use in decision-making processes and audits, as it is easily explained to outside stakeholders.

Agrecalc has been used since 2016 to deliver carbon audits under the Scottish Farm Advisory Service (FAS) and Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) in Scotland, as well as various government schemes in Northern Ireland since 2020. In addition to continuous support of these schemes, Agrecalc is recognised as the preferred carbon calculator in emerging government programmes such as Preparing for Sustainable Farming (PSF) in Scotland.  

Adheres to supply chain standards

Agrecalc adheres to IPCC (2019) and PAS 2050:11 supply chain standards throughout, with imminent plans for the tool to have appropriate ISO accreditation.

IPCC (2019) Tier I and II emission calculations are valid for all livestock and farm enterprise types, with calculations being updated to match the National GHG Inventory. 

The platform can extract large datasets securely and anonymously, enabling regional and country level analysis and insights.

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What else Agrecalc does

Agrecalc has the ability to capture all farm enterprises, with the results expressed as whole farm, or allocated by enterprise and product. It also has operational modules on carbon sequestration from woodlands, hedges and soils. 

If specifics are what you need, for example: your contract requires suppliers to use methane inhibitors, or that they refrain from using soya in livestock feed, Agrecalc can show that these details have been captured.

Towards net-zero future

Being compliant with government and levy body requirements is all good and proper. But to future-proof your business, you’re looking to going above and beyond what is strictly required.

You want to be the agent of change within the industry and show initiative. Agrecalc is also prepared to lead the way towards various accreditations, actively working to connect to consumer-recognised Carbon Trust, as well as ISO standardisation.