Sustainability assessment of Bio Suisse certified farms for further development of the standard and improvement of sustainability performance

Description

  • Representative sustainability assessment of 180 Bio Suisse certified farms with the SMART-Farm Tool
  • Evaluation of the sustainability of the Bio Suisse certified farms and the Bio Suisse label

Time frame

2015 – 2018

Focus

Bio Suisse certified farms

Region

Switzerland

Number of analysed farms

180

Customer statement

Only when we know where we stand can we develop further in a strategic way. We deliberately chose SMART because the tool makes it possible to compare the sustainability performance of farms. SMART provides us with ideal support so that we can carry our performance as far as possible to the consumer.
Urs Brändli, President Bio Suisse

The project team

Lukas Baumgart

Lukas Baumgart

Project leader, sustainability assessment SMART-Farm Tool
Vanessa Gabel

Vanessa Gabel

SMART assessor, specialized in biodiversity and LCA
Johan Blockeel

Johan Blockeel

SMART assessor, expert in sustainability analyses
Richard Bircher

Richard Bircher

SMART assessor, master farmer and biodiversity expert
Dr. Silvia Marton

Dr. Silvia Marton

Specialized in livestock and LCA
Rolf Epple

Rolf Epple

SMART assessor, specialized in fertilizer and pesticide usage
Véronique Chevillat

Véronique Chevillat

SMART assessor, specialized in biodiversity and animal feed
Marion Schild

Marion Schild

SMART assessor, specialized in arable farming
Matthias Klaiss

Matthias Klaiss

SMART assessor, specialized in organic seeds and arable farming