The BioDiversity add-on serves as the foundation for a farm-level audit, empowering producers to showcase their biodiversity management practices to retailers and traders. As part of corporate social responsibility pledges, supply chain stakeholders often mandate suppliers to undergo this audit, establishing a commitment to sustainable practices.

When paired with Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) for fruit and vegetables, the audit encompasses crucial aspects like soil management, land restoration measures, and integrated pest management. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive evaluation of the farm’s practices, emphasizing sustainable and environmentally conscious methodologies.

The add-on plays a pivotal role in monitoring, enhancing, and safeguarding key on-farm biodiversity aspects. Beyond the audit, it also contributes to raising awareness and offers guidance for the development of a robust biodiversity action plan. By integrating the BioDiversity add-on into their operations, producers contribute to the preservation and enhancement of biodiversity, aligning with global sustainability goals and demonstrating a proactive stance in environmental stewardship. Discover more information here.