LandScale is piloting a new claims validation mechanism which will allow you to make credible claims about your individual contribution to landscape-level sustainability outcomes. These investment and impact claims are based on the idea of shared causality – that is, that landscape-level sustainability improvements may involve contributions from multiple landscape stakeholders.
Types of Claims
LandScale supports three types of claims
Communication of the sustainability status or trends for one or more LandScale indicators or metrics for the given landscape.
Landscape investment claim
Communication describing actions or investments being taken to drive improvements in sustainability at landscape scale.
Landscape impact claim
Communication describing how the actions or investments taken have contributed to landscape-level sustainability improvements.
From 2018 to 2020, access to electricity increased by 20%, resulting in 80% of the population in the landscape having access to electricity.
From 2010 to 2020, the rate of deforestation in landscape X decreased by 84% to a recent low of 144 ha (0.17% of the landscape) per year.
As of 2020, Landscape X has an extensive protected area network, with 37% of its total land area and 67% of its natural forests under effective long-term protection.
The Biodiverse Landscapes Fund has committed to restoring 10,000Ha of forest along the Zambezi river between 2022 – 2026. This is expected to contribute to protecting biodiversity and reducing soil erosion and water pollution at the landscape level. These landscape-level outcomes will be monitored and reported via a follow-on LandScale assessment as the restoration activities progress.
Since 2012, the yellow fruit banana company has funded the operation of two schools for the local community in the XX district. This has contributed to a 20% increase in the number of school-aged children attending school in the district between 2012 and 2022, as well as a 10% reduction in the number of school-aged children that are malnourished. These improvements have been documented through validated LandScale assessments in 2012 and 2022.
In accordance with landscape X’s watershed restoration plan, company X planted 16,000 native trees and trained 1,400 farmers in the landscape on soil conservation practices between 2014 and 2017. This contributed to a 19% reduction in sedimentation in the landscape’s three main rivers between 2016 and 2020. These improvements have been documented through a water quality analysis conducted in 2016 and a LandScale assessment validated in 2020.
Make Credible Claims Using LandScale
Generated using a holistic framework and robust assessment methodology
Validation by local and global experts provides confidence in the results
Publication of assessment on the platform provides transparency and context for claims
How It Works
After an assessment has been validated, there are three simple steps to make a claim