Why use the HortiFootprint Calculator?
Gain valuable insights in the sustainability of your production
From energy and fertilizers to packaging and CO2 emissions – there are many variables that contribute to the environmental footprint of horticultural production. The HortiFootprint Calculator measures the carbon footprint of your business.
Explore the best ways to reduce your footprint
A scenario analysis function makes it quick and easy to calculate the impact of any changes you may make to your production activities in the future.
Meet demand for more sustainable products
There is growing demand for sustainability in the industry. The HortiFootprint Calculator provides the insights needed to develop and measure a successful sustainability strategy, and to demonstrate your impact to customers.
Easy to use platform with clear dashboard overview
The HortiFootprint Calculator is designed to be fast and user-friendly. Growers provide data via a simple registration system, and a dashboard immediately provides a clear overview of the results. It is even easier for existing LetsGrow.com clients and for growers with an MPS-ABC certification, as much of the information required to calculate the footprint has already been provided.
How does the HortiFootprint Calculator measure environmental impact?
The HortiFootprint Calculator is an innovative software tool based on the HortiFootprint, a method for calculating the environmental footprint of horticultural products.
Launched in 2020, the HortiFootprint is a Life Cycle Analysis that includes sixteen impact categories (including carbon footprint, land use and resource use), and covers the entire lifecycle of flowers and plants, right up to the end product. It was developed by Wageningen University in partnership with MPS and many other companies and organisations working in the sector.
The HortiFootprint Calculator currently measures carbon footprint for production companies in the ornamental and fruit and vegetable sectors. In the future, it will be expanded to measure the full environmental impact using all sixteen impact categories.
Find out how the HortiFootprint Calculator can support your business!
Interested in finding out how the HortiFootprint Calculator could benefit your business? Get in touch to learn more.