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Introducing Biocode – a solution for sustainable food production

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User interface of Biocode Impact and the Climate Smart product tag

Biocode is a novel online service that allows companies to create sustainable food production by tracking, improving, and demonstrating the climate performance of products.

A Newly launched online service Biocode, is a cloud-based tool for food companies to track and reduce their products’ carbon footprints at scale.

The service is a cost-efficient way for food companies to get digestible information about their products’ climate impacts. The tool covers the whole supply chain from farm-level production of raw materials to packed products at a retailer. The science-based assessments allow companies to obtain valuable insights on their products’ climate performance.

Companies can use the tool to assess annual product life-cycle emissions and identifying the most emission-intensive lifecycle stages. After that they can improve performance by and contributing to a product’s overall carbon footprint. These insights enable, for example, the comparison and prioritisation of emission reduction measures for effective decarbonisation. The tool is constantly improved, and new features are periodically added. The logic behind the calculations are based on international ISO standards, IPCC’s guidelines, and the European Commission’s PEF methodology. 

After many successful carbon footprint assessment projects with our existing clients, and multiple months of research and development work, we’ve come up with one service. An industry-changing tool that allows food companies to level up their climate actions. Our service responds to a demand for food companies, who are looking for scalable solutions to reduce their Scope 3 emissions.

Joni Rajanen, former CTO of Biocode

Carbon footprint label helps communicating the findings

Biocode benchmark label
Biocode’s benchmark label allows consumers and other stakeholders to identify which food companies are truly ambitious about reducing the climate impacts of their products.

Biocode presents a way for food companies to demonstrate their carbon footprint in an understandable way. The benchmark label is an easy way for food companies to demonstrate that they are tracking the climate impacts of their products and reducing emissions across their value chains. The product’s carbon footprint is compared to other products in the same category and given a classification from A to E.

The demand for more knowledge about the climate impact of food is constantly growing. Therefore, companies need to communicate to stakeholders on continuous carbon footprint improvements and verified emission reductions.

There haven’t been easy ways for food brands to prove their products are truly sustainable. The same applies to consumers and business partners: they’ve had a hard time identifying whether the food items they buy are made by companies that want to limit climate change to well below 2°C by not only reducing emissions in their own processes but across their product value chains. Biocode’s purpose is to improve the planetary conditions for life, and we do this by helping food companies create and measure sustainable food production.

Ernesto Hartikainen, CEO of Biocode

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