Over the last 10 years Plansup has carried out many land use and biodiversity assessments and biodiversity footprint assessments of companies and GIS and Remote Sensing analyses all over the world.
Long term overseas projects have been implemented by Wilbert van Rooij in Ethiopia between 1995 and 1997 and in Malaysia from 1997 to 1999. From 2000 onwards projects were implemented on a more short term basis in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
A description of several projects is provided further below for each region.
Over the last two years Plansup developed in collaboration with Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) and other partners a method to assess the biodiversity footprint of companies. The methodology has been tested for 8 company case studies and for the Dutch dairy sector. The involved companies are: DSM, Desso, Foreco, Moyee, Natural Plastics, Tony’s Chocolonely, Better Future Factory and Schut papier. More information on this work can be read here.
Currently Plansup works in collaboration with Metabolics, Alterra, IUCN and WWF on a project for Alpro. Input is delivered in relation to a biodiversity footprint assessment related for Soy and Almond drink.
Biodiversity Footprint app
Plansup develops in collaboration with Saxion Enschede an open source app of the Biodiversity Footprint method. The app is a free simplified online tool of the Biodiversity footprint method and allows companies to calculate their current and future biodiversity footprint based on their impact on land use and Green House Gasses related to the use of raw materials, products from suppliers and their own production process. The first version of the app is expected to be ready by the end of June this year.
Parallel to this application Plansup started a collaboration with Alterra to develop a web tool with a similar functionality as the web app. The idea is to extend this application later this year with the impact of N and P emission to water and the impact of water extraction.