Smart solutions for a better world
Blonk Sustainability Tools, the tool development department within Blonk, offers sustainability software solutions and environmental databases for professionals in the agri-food sector. Our solutions are dedicated, tailor-made, and ready-to-use, helping you evaluate the environmental impact of agri-food systems.
All our tools apply standardized and international calculation rules as well as consistent background data and benchmarks, all based on many years of experience. We ensure that the tools give reliable, reproducible, and transparent results and comply with the latest international requirements.
What do we bring you?
Access to expert knowledge
Providing you access to sustainability expert knowledge captured in easy-to-use tailored tools and consultancy
Understand & improve your impact
Enabling you to understand and improve the environmental performance of your products and services
Empower decision support
Empowering your decision support and innovation strategies
Accurate assessment of sustainability
There is a growing demand for clear and accurate sustainability assessments of agricultural products and foods. More and more agri-food companies assess and monitor the environmental impact of their products and declare this in their annual sustainability reports.
A growing number of companies realize that developing products that reduce environmental impact is crucial and offers promising business opportunities. However, organizations must adequately assess the impact of these innovative products in line with the correct scientific standards. Environmental performance assessments should comply with international standards and requirements and use reliable and consistent data sources. This challenge requires clarity, provided by the effort and expertise of an experienced team.
Smart software solutions for a better world
We launched Blonk Sustainability Tools to help organizations effortlessly and consistently assess their sustainability impact. Our tools are smart software solutions for sustainability experts in the agri-food sector.
Our growing team of developers and specialists in data and methodology continuously works on better tools and databases to evaluate the environmental impact of agri-food systems. Our solutions are dedicated, tailor-made, and ready-to-use. All our tools apply standardized and international calculation rules as well as consistent background data and benchmarks, all based on many years of experience in the field. We ensure that the tools offer you reliable, reproducible, and transparent results and comply with the latest international requirements.
How we can help you to give shape to sustainability:
Examples of our work
Example of tailored software solution
Growing Media Europe LCA platform
In 2019 Blonk started a project for Growing Media Europe (GME), the European association of growing media producers, to set up a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) platform, making it easy and accessible for their members and any other stakeholder to measure and improve the environmental footprint of growing media products.
The GME LCA platform is an online tool that brings together the Growing Media Environmental Footprint Guidelines (GMEF guidelines) and an LCA database.
example of LCA database
Advancing sustainability in the agri-food sector requires accurate and precise information. Blonk developed the Agri-footprint database to provide a thorough and consistent life cycle inventory (LCI) database for the agriculture and food sector. The database is widely used and implemented by the food industry, the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) community, the scientific community, and governments worldwide.
Example of tool
LUC Impact - old
Deforestation is one of the major issues facing the global agriculture production system, with as much as 8% of global CO2 emissions attributable to land-use change. A well-known example is deforestation to cultivate crops such as soybean and oil palm.
A big challenge for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) researchers is translating this impact of land-use change to specific crops from specific countries while little primary data is available. We specifically designed our LUC Impact Tool to address this challenge.
LUC Impact is an Excel-based tool that provides a predefined way of calculating GHG emissions from LUC. The LUC Impact tool can define LUC when the previous land use is known or unknown.
example of software solution
Optimeal is a software solution that uses optimization to solve dietary questions that involve sustainability, as well as nutritional parameters. The tool helps to identify new opportunities and to elevate dialog on eating for a healthy and sustainable future.
example of software solution
APS-footprint - Measure, monitor and improve the impact of animal production systems
Blonk developed the Animal Production System footprinting platform (APS-footprint) to help stakeholders in the animal production value chain tackle the sector’s environmental challenges. It enables organizations to develop, apply and monitor proven solutions to reduce the environmental impact and create more sustainable products.