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Sustainability assessment and climate protection

Sustainability assessment and climate protection

The team "sustainability assessment" analyzes and evaluates the impact of food production based on sustainability indicators. Not only are the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability considered but also their interaction and dynamics (resilience).
Sustainability analyses are carried out since 2010 in an interdisciplinary team in close cooperation with FiBL Switzerland and FiBL Germany.

Methods portfolio

We analyze various and diverse aspects of sustainability on the product, enterprise or sector level by using a wide range of methods:

  • Life Cycle Assessments (LCA)
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Water Footprint
  • Farm- and product-level Biodiversity Assessment
  • SMART (Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment Routine): Integrated Sustainability assessment tool (ecological, economic, social, governance)
  • Regional Benefit: Socio-economic calculation of the added value of regional food chains from the perspective of sustainability

Further information



Sustainability assessment