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  1. An introduction to Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform

  2. What is SAI Platform ? Sustainable Agriculture I nitiative Platform SAI Platform is the global initiative helping food and drink companies to achieve sustainable production and sourcing of agricultural raw materials.

  3. A definition of Sustainable Agriculture "Sustainable agriculture is the efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed species.”

  4. Sustainable agriculture: from linear to circular Capital Products Feed Waste Sunlight Waste water Labor Pesticides Income Fertilizer Soil (depletion) Fuel Rural communities Water Health & welfare Seeds/animals

  5. History and Membership of the Organization

  6. History and Structure • Created in 2002 by the food and drink industry to support the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. • Works on a pre competitive basis, on technical issues. • 55 members: 44 food and drink companies, 11 affiliate members • 5 Working Groups: Beef, Coffee, Fruit, Dairy, Arable and Vegetable Crops • 4 Committees: Biodiversity, FSA, Farmer and Supplier Engagement, Water

  7. SAI Platform Members AFFILIATE MEMBERS

  8. Key achievements by members working collaboratively

  9. SAI Platform Principles and Practices- agreed definitions of sustainable agriculture practices

  10. Farmer Self AssessmentOne industry aligned assessment of agreed sustainable agriculture practices, to avoid duplication of assessments Farmer Self Assessment Upload Store Share AFFILIATE MEMBERS

  11. Sustainability Performance Assessment (SPA) • SPA is set of guidelines designed to • Provide guidance for a good tool to help farmers assess the level of implementation of the Principles and Practices. • Identify practical, quantifiable indicators of sustainability performance. • Assess the impact on the economic, social and environmental pillars of their farm sustainability. • SPA’S GOAL IS:For SAI Platform members to have access to impact calculation tool(s) which are in accordance with SAI Platform pre-determined specifications

  12. The world’s first guide on sustainable sourcing Designed for practitioners who want to: • Move towards sustainable sourcing • Develop or implement the relatedstrategy • Chapters can be read in a linear or circular way • Solutions can be customised by each company

  13. Find out more and join SAI Platform www.saiplatform.org Twitter: @SAIPlatform Subscribe to newsletter: info@saiplatform.org