Customized Sustainability Solutions
GRAS is a solution provider and performs customized analyses for specific sourcing regions, individual farms and plantations or the entire supply base on demand. These services include individually tailored assessments and reports focused on biodiversity, carbon stock, land use change, social indices and additional criteria if required.
- Prove your sustainability commitments and profit from the enhanced credibility
- Make your sustainability strategy more effective with a reliable and cost-efficient risk management
- Contribute to the protection of our forests, grasslands and other high biodiverse landscapes
If you are interested in our customized services, we are happy to develop the right solution for your individual sustainability strategy. Our innovative approach allows us the full flexibility to adapt our services to your needs. Explore examples for our customized approaches:
Implementation of zero-deforestation commitments
The verification of zero-deforestation commitments for the whole supply base is made possible by GRAS through a cost-efficient and reliable combination of semi-automated and detailed risk assessments from the sourcing area down to the farms/plantations according to the identified sustainability risk. GRAS uses innovative remote sensing technology, high resolution satellite imagery and advanced algorithms to securely verify the analysis results with highest accuracy.
- Risk assessment and ranking of sourcing areas
- Detailed Land Use Change analysis within high risk sourcing areas
- Identification of Land Use Change on farm or plantation level
Support of investment decisions
GRAS supports investment decisions through a cost-efficient semi-automated analysis of all provided farms/plantations with subsequent sustainability risk ranking and detailed analysis for all identified high risk farms/plantations.
- Semi-automated sustainability reporting allows cost-effective and quick analysis of all land parcels
- Risk ranking according to sustainability criteria lead to direct investment decisions for low risk areas
- Detailed analysis for high risk farms allow the exclusion of land parcels which are not compliant
Support of credible and cost-efficient certification processes
By using latest remote sensing technology, GRAS enables remote risk identification which makes sustainability certification more digital, more transparent, more effective and less costly. GRAS covers the sustainability criteria set up by the European Commission in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and therefore supports certification processes under ISCC, RTRS, RSPO and other recognized certification schemes. Latest remote sensing technology are used to make certification more…
If you would like to learn more about our customized sustainability solutions, please contact us. We are happy to answer your questions and develop a customized solution for you to support your individual sustainability strategy.
News and events
Honduras now available in the GRAS Tool
Honduras is now available in GRAS. The dataset includes layers on Land Use Change, Biodiversity, Carbon Stock and Social Data. GRAS will add more countries in Central America and other world regions soon.
March 13th 2018
We cordially invite you to join the free webinar on how to “Implement and Monitor Deforestation-Free Supply Chains” with GRAS, taking place on 13 March 2018, 10:00 am (CET) and 5:00 pm (CET). The webinar will give you an insight on new functionalities of GRAS, outline recent case studies and give the attendants the chance to ask their questions. Register for the webinar here.
March 2nd 2018
Addressing the sustainability of sugarcane
In the recent issue of Biofuels International, GRAS is presented as a secure and credible solution provider for companies to prove compliance with national and international sustainability regulations and corporate commitments. The article shows how GRAS can be used to identify deforestation and grassland conversion and determine the exact point in time the land use change took place. The full article can be found here.
February 27th 2018
Sub-national data on Acute Food Insecurity now online for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Food Security Classification data of FEWS NET (Famine Early Warning Systems Network) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now available in GRAS. The dataset includes near and medium term projections, and is updated on a monthly basis.
February 21st 2018
Colombia, South Africa and Peru now available in the GRAS Tool
GRAS added Colombia, South Africa and Peru to the Web Tool. The datasets include layers on Land Use Change, Biodiversity, Carbon Stock and Social Data. More countries will follow soon.
January 31st 2018
GHG values for canola cultivation in Australia and Canada now online
GHG emission values for canola cultivation in Australia and Canada, officially acknowledged by the European Commission, are now available in GRAS. The values have been published in the Commission Implementing Decisions (EU) 2017/2356 and (EU) 2017/2379, respectively.
January 29th 2018
GRAS Fire Alert online now
The new GRAS Fire Alert function is now available for Indonesia and countries in South America. Beside the visualization of latest and historical fires within the tool, the user can now register for an e-mail alert. The user will be informed based on daily updates, in case a fire was identified within an area individually defined by himself.
January 11th 2018
GRAS article in ITC News
GRAS wrote an article in ITC News (2017-2), the alumni magazine of the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente. The article presents how GRAS provides solutions for a fact-based, objective and credible sustainability reporting and the support of efficient and reliable sustainability certification. The magazine contains results of an interdisciplinary workshop in Enschede, Netherlands.
January 10th 2018
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