With the focus on GHG emissions and understanding a farms carbon footprint increasing, the Overseer team have done some work to investigate and better understand the Product footprint reporting section of the GHG reports.
This work has determined that although the “Emissions by enterprise and area” results are consistent with the “Emissions by Source” results, there are some inconsistency’s in the way the software apportions carbon to some farm products. As a result of this new information we have removed the Product footprint section, and are now only returning results for “Emissions by Enterprise and Area”:
The work to redevelop the product footprint section has been placed in our development backlog, and will be prioritised according to business needs.
We recommend that farms and processors which are looking to fully understand their carbon footprint by product should work with our partners Toitū Envirocare, who can help to calculate and certify a product carbon footprint: