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Biodiversity Footprint Tool

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This tool enables a business to measure its impact on biodiversity based on the two major pressure factors ‘Land use’ (type of management and number of hectares) and ‘Greenhouse gas emissions’ (in tons CO2). The impact of selected products is measured for the suppliers/raw materials and for the production process itself. The tool uses existing cause-effect relations from the GLOBIO3 biodiversity model and calculates the biodiversity footprint in [MSA.hectare], once you have entered the data. The MSA indicator is a proxy for biodiversity, expressing the extent to which the natural state of ecosystems is still intact. You can assess both the present biodiversity performance of the company (/product/sector), and an alternative or future performance. This allows you to measure the effectiveness of these measures. In a next version of the tool the pressure factors 'Water use' and 'Emissions (N and P) to water' will be included. 

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