The Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) and SFAP have started a pilot project to explore the option of adding so called 'branded' carbon footprint data to the GFLI approved databases. Already in 2020, SFAP and Blonk Consultants have invested in calculating the carbon footprint of SFAP-farmers in the Brazilian Cerrado. This carbon footprint is significantly lower than the default values for Brazilian soy in the official databases.
Using 'branded data', which is data that is specific for a specific region or group of farmers, is not allowed yet in the GFLI system. SFAP has proactively engaged with leading experts in this area, such as Blonk Consultants and GFLI to make sure fair and transparent rules are developed in order for companies to work with the lower carbon footprint values. This can provide a true boost to sustainable practices in production countries and stimultes companies to look for soy (and other commodities) that are produced in a climate-friendly manner.