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Sustainability information provided at a glance

The GRAS maps tool provides the user with any sustainability information that is available. Whether information about biodiversity, carbon stock, land use change or social issues is needed the desired information is given under each respective menu. By ticking on different information layers affected areas get visible in the maps. Information buttons provide the user with additional information about the data source, numerical values and further detailed information.

For the biodiversity layers an evaluation is given whether the limitations of protected areas identify areas that may not be used as source of sustainable raw material, the so called "No Go Areas". Additionally areas can be displayed that have limitations to agricultural or forestry management ("Risk Areas").

The carbon stock layer provides information whether an area has high carbon accumulations or less. High carbon stocks will be displayed as dark red areas in the maps.

Land use change map marks all areas in red that have been identified as possible shifted in its land use after the RED cut-off date of January 1, 2008. The data analysis menu enables the user to check the EVI time series data developed by GRAS in more detail.

Social issues display the result of the GRAS social factor that is generated from numerous social index sources. The GRAS social factor is designed to assess all relevant social information that is relevant for employers in the agriculture and forestry sector.

The "Add a client" menu gives the user the possibility to explore and analyse his/her own area of interest. An example case is provided with the check-boxes. "Add area" enables the user to draw his own area of interest in the map.

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