SISC and CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and CropTrak® announced the public release of the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide range of on-farm data for better crop management and to help brands more easily aggregate this data to sustainability and ESG reporting.

“Following a robust pilot program with leading brands and producers, we are now offering this online SISC Metrics Calculator to help standardize ways to create and maintain metrics across tier one supply chains. The updated tool enables consistent reporting of aggregated data – users of key ingredients said it would help improve transparency and the adoption of more sustainable practices,” said Alison Edwards, Director, SISC.

Powered by CropTrak’s cloud technology platform, the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 is used to track general regenerative farming practices, including resource and nutrient management; energy/GHG on the farm; as well as biodiversity, food waste and water use efficiency. Developed in collaboration with retailers and suppliers such as Walmart and Del Monte, the SISC calculator helps inform brands and their suppliers in their sustainability reports, as well as improve production plans and management practices. the supply chain.

In November 2021, SISC and CropTrak announced a partnership to create this new tool to help growers and their supply chain partners collaborate to improve natural resource management in the field. Available free to producers, leading retail brands now use the cost-effective calculator to create a unique reporting template tied to SISC’s industry-recognized KPIs. The digital tool allows users to easily upload data which is automatically translated into standardized reporting metrics and reports for quick and easy communication with other partners.

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