Make environmental footprint management actionable
Blonk, a Mérieux NutriSciences Company, is a leading international expert in food system sustainability, inspiring and enabling the agri-food sector to give shape to sustainability. Blonk's purpose is to create a sustainable and healthy planet for current and future generations.
We support organizations understand their environmental impact in the agri-food value chain by offering advice and developing tailored data and software solutions based on the latest scientific developments and data.
Our growing team includes agri-food and sustainability experts, software developers, and data and methodology specialists.
Blonk's work is centered around high-quality data and Life Cycle Assessment methodologies essential for a sustainable agri-food sector.
We provide independent and actionable insights via advice, facts & figures, and tailored data and software solutions. We do this based on the best available science, data, and standards and a transparent, reliable, hands-on approach.
Blonk's footprinting services
Product & company footprinting
Methodology & standard development
Life Cycle Assessment and footprint training
Examples of our work
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.
Climate change being one of the most urgent challenges of our time. Society and businesses are 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.
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.
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.
LCA and Footprint Training
At Blonk Consultants, our ultimate goal is to contribute to the creation of a truly sustainable food system, for now and for future generations. To speed up this transition as much as possible, we are keen to share our expert knowledge with others.
We offer trainings and courses, also specifically designed for your organization - online or on location.
Methodology & standard development
Environmental standards development
Measuring environmental sustainability can be a big challenge. Moreover, there exist many ways to calculate the environmental impact of a product or product value chain. Different companies use different methods and different background data. This makes it impossible to make fair comparisons between products for instance. It obstructs the way forward to create truly sustainable food systems. To tackle this challenge, we support industries and sectors to develop harmonized environmental calculation rules, based on the latest available international methodologies.
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.
Research, consultancy and trainings
Providing you with actionable insights in environmental impacts over the entire lifecycle of a product
Blonk Consultants is an international leader in the field of environmental and sustainability research in the agri-food sector. 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.
Sustainability software solutions and data
Developing and implementing sustainability tools to futureproof businesses and society
Blonk Sustainability Tools is the software and database development division of Blonk. We help organizations assess their environmental impact effortlessly and consistently. Our enthusiastic and growing team develops smart software solutions and life cycle assessment databases based on the best internationally accepted calculation standards and consistent background data and benchmarks, relying on our many years of experience in the field.
How Blonk can help you to give shape to sustainability
Our multidisciplinary team helps you make value chain footprint management actionable. We support you with your first Life Cycle Assessment research, build sustainability capacity within your organization and organize life cycle training for employees. We can also support you by creating technical infrastructure to automate LCAs or create tailor-made environmental calculation tools. We can go even further by connecting our tools with your organization's data management ecosystem, making environmental footprint management your business practice.
Together we can pave the road to a sustainable and healthy planet.
Life Cycle Assessments and Carbon footprints
Environmental standards development
Harmonizing environmental calculation rules for sectors and industries
Sustainability Target Setting
Helping you set sustainability targets and reduce your GHG emissions
Research into futureproof diets that are both healthy and sustainable
Capacity building: training & courses
Knowledge transfer to accelerate sustainable development
Assignment placing / Secondment
Growing the sustainability capacity within your organization and making our experts part of your team
Tailor-made environmental calculation tools
Gaining insights into the environmental performance of your products
Sustainability software solutions
Tailor-made and ready-to-use solutions to evaluate the environmental impact of agri-food systems
Development of reliable, qualitative environmental (LCA) databases, such as Agri-footprint
Environmental data development
Development of high-quality (LCA) environmental datasets for environmental analysis
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