Corporate farms

Environmental performance and corporate social responsibility

When you’re the resource manager of a large farm, you need to tick many boxes on your smart farming device. You need to comply with regulations from governments and levy bodies, identify and address the underperforming sections of the business, and demonstrate corporate social responsibility in terms of environmental performance. Your supply chain is on the path of adopting carbon footprinting standards and policies and carbon calculation and accurate disclosure represent a clear market advantage.

Other financial opportunities that you might want to take advantage of lay in:

  • participating in relevant schemes
  • new market solutions 
  • business diversification
  • labelling

How Agrecalc can help

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.  

Agrecalc also has a long history for providing key tools for research studies to government on climate mitigation options and net-zero roadmaps. In conjunction with on-farm expertise and experience of SAC Consultants and peer-reviewed research at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the tool allows baselining using research models, scenario testing, and detailed benchmarking, drawing from the thousands of real and verified datapoints in the system. 

Key features of the tool

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.

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. 

SAC Consulting experts validate all the data entered, to ensure data quality. The consultants have access to a large database of validated carbon datasets (6,000+ farms, 14,000+ farm reports). 

Currently in development is the API-led connectivity to multiple databases including, for example, Scot EID, and GLFI for feed inputs. Future plans involve even greater connectivity to other data platforms.

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