ADAS is an established third party approved supplier of benchmarking services for the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI Platform).  SAI Platform is one of the foremost industry organisations supporting food manufacturers with their sustainability challenges.

We work closely with SAI Platform acting as a preferred supplier of benchmarking services to their food business members.  Benchmarking your sustainability standard against SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) can help to raise the profile of your standard as the FSA is widely used and understood within the global agriculture and food sector.

Our expertise in benchmarking, and knowledge of a range of agricultural sustainability standards means we can also provide benchmarking between your standard and other industry standards such as Global G.A.P., Red Tractor, LEAF etc.

Benefits of benchmarking your sustainability standard

Benchmarking allows you to understand pesticide application behaviour and fertiliser use in the supply chain. Risks can be identified, quantified and prioritised and enable targeted actions.

By comparing your activities with others, it will improve your understanding of water, carbon or energy use needs within your supply chain. This enables targeted actions to reduce and optimise use.

Benchmarking will allow you to see opportunities to increase your own sustainability performance. It will highlight potential opportunities to increase financial performance, cost savings, enhance security of output and demonstrate sustainability through your supply chains.

By working with the supply chain to tackle problems together, benchmarking will inspire mutual trust and confidence that adds value to all businesses. Not to mention the aligning to a well-established industry standard will increase the profile of company sustainability initiatives.

Our expertise

Our sustainability experts support businesses by:

  • Carrying out benchmarks between your standard and SAI FSA or other industry standards
  • Reviewing and implementing governance and verification processes for standards
  • Developing bespoke sustainability programmes or working with existing schemes

We can help you with all aspects of benchmarking for sustainable sourcing. See our main Sustainability Solutions page for more information on the kind of services we offer.

Contact Sarah Wynn for more information.