USA – Agribusiness giant, Bunge has partnered Field to Market to integrate the latter’s sustainability metrics into Bunge Centerfield™, a partnership that collects farm-level data to promote supply chain transparency and sustainable agriculture.
Using the platform, Bunge which operates in grain and oilseed processing will be able to offer outcomes-based approach to measuring sustainability directly to farmers.
The partnership also supports downstream customers interested in assessing the aggregated sustainability performance of corn grown in the United States.
“For nearly 200 years, Bunge has been deeply committed to advancing responsible agriculture,” said Megan Weidner, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Bunge in North America.
“Centerfield’s partnership with Field to Market helps us further this commitment by facilitating greater transparency and stronger connectivity from farm to fork.
“By integrating Field to Market’s outcomes-based sustainability metrics into Centerfield, we offer farmers a simpler, streamlined approach to analyse and share their sustainability performance.
“Downstream customers can access the aggregated data, increasing transparency throughout the supply chain.”
Bunge Centerfield is a partnership between growers, food companies and Bunge.
Centerfield’s integration with the Fieldprint Platform utilizes Field to Market’s common measurement framework of eight key sustainability indicators available to U.S. farmers, while streamlining the process of documenting and demonstrating their stewardship.
The integrated platform also enables farmers to compare the sustainability performance against regional, state and national benchmarks for key environmental indicators.
“By using the industry’s most widely accepted sustainability measurement framework, Bunge streamlines sustainability reporting and further advances Field to Market’s efforts to unite the value chain to deliver sustainable outcomes for agriculture,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market.
Founded by global agribusiness companies with a goal to promote system-wide collaboration and increased supply-chain transparency, Field to Market is part of the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture which aims to enhance availability of safe, accessible, and nutritious food.
Bunge is a founding member of Field to Market.