Sound & independent advice
Blonk is an international leader in environmental and sustainability research in the agri-food sector, with 20+ years of experience.
Our work is always based on quantitative analyses and independent data, integrating a life cycle thinking approach encompassing the whole value chain. This approach generates comprehensible and transparent results that will be of most value in giving shape to sustainability. Our team delivers clear and practical advice based on sound, independent research in close cooperation with you.
Tailored to your needs
Whether you work for a business, government, sector organization, or non-profit organization, our approach will always suit your and your organization's needs. As such, we offer you tailored research, advice, and software and data solutions.
What do we bring you?
Actionable footprint management
Implementing environmental footprint management into your organization and making it actionable for you, paving the way to a sustainable and healthy planet
Enable and empower you
Enabling you to understand and improve environmental performance and empowering your decision support and innovation strategies
Sustainability starts with understanding the facts
We believe that transparent and honest information will be of most value to your business or organization
How we can help you give shape to sustainability
Examples of our work
A dietary pattern that is healthy for both Belgians and the planet
WWF launched the European Eat4Change project to make young Europeans aware of ways to develop and adopt a healthier and more sustainable diet. Our current food system has a substantial environmental impact. With Eat4Change, WWF wants to make food production more sustainable, combat biodiversity loss and tackle the climate crisis. As part of this European project, on behalf of WWF Belgium, we analyzed which products fit into a sustainable and healthy diet for a family of four. We did so using our Optimeal software tool. The results also show that a sustainable and healthy diet is cheaper than the average Belgian's current dietary pattern.
GRSB launches harmonized Carbon Footprint Guideline
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) recently launched the GRSB Carbon Footprint Guideline, which will help sector-wide and global consistency in carbon footprint calculations for beef cattle production. Blonk advised on and developed the methodological approach and drafted the guideline in close collaboration with the GRSB Climate Science Committee.
Donau Soja discloses environmental data of soybeans
Donau Soja is keen to disclose their environmental impact data to facilitate a rapid transition to more sustainable European protein value chains. Therefore, Blonk Consultants conducted a Life Cycle Assessment of Donau Soja / Europe Soya certified soybeans from four different countries: Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Romania. The LCA datasets are now available as Agri-footprint Branded Data Add-ons and can be downloaded for free from the Blonk Tool Portal.
Carbon footprint of Nature's Pride
Blonk carried out a CO2 baseline measurement (carbon footprint) for Nature's Pride, a company based in the Netherlands. Nature's Pride supplies 230 different fruit and vegetable products from 59 countries, including avocados, berries, ginger, and papayas. One of their aims is to make the world healthier and more sustainable. In pursuit of this aim, the company runs various projects on food packaging and food loss reduction. Nature's Pride also supports projects to improve living conditions in communities where they source their products. The results of our baseline study will help Nature's Pride understand how they can best reduce their CO2 emissions and set goals to achieve this.
Sustainability Target Setting
Climate change being one of the most urgent challenges of our time. Society is looking for ways to define the contours of a sustainable world. Accordingly, more and more companies are joining programs to set sustainability targets.
Sustainability Target Setting start with a complete analysis and reduction plan of GHG emissions of the entire value chain. A challenging task, which asks for profound knowledge of agri-food value chains, quantitative environmental analysis and acquires high-quality data.
Environmental footprinting & LCA
Each product has an impact on the environment, such as CO2, land use and use of resources. Environmental footprinting, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Carbon Footprinting are methods to investigate the environmental impact of products and supply chains. These methods give insights in possible (environmental) improvements in the supply chain.