Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture has partnered with The Sustainability Consortium in a move aimed at creating a common framework to measure and report the sustainability of US agriculture.
In a memorandum of understanding, TSC and Field to Market have agreed to work toward greater harmonization of metrics in overlapping product categories, encourage data platform interoperability and collaborate together on innovation projects. This partnership will enable Field to Market’s metrics and benchmarks developed through a multi-stakeholder process to be utilized in reporting against TSC’s key performance indicators on continuous improvement in corn, cotton, rice, potatoes, soybeans and other crops related to a number of sustainability indicators.
Through its membership of grower organizations, companies, academia, conservation groups and public sector partners — including Cargill, General Mills, Kellogg, Monsanto, Coca-Cola Company, World Wildlife Fund and Walmart, Field to Market seeks to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvement in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being. Leveraging the metrics and benchmarks of the Fieldprint Calculator, Field to Market’s supply chain sustainability program focuses on benchmarking and collecting data on current sustainability outcomes, catalyzing continuous improvement at the field and landscape level, and enabling supply chain sustainability claims through data aggregation.