Time is running out to solve the complex and far-reaching environmental and socio-economic challenges facing our planet.
Issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and water depletion affect us all. We need to look beyond our own borders — be that of a farm, village or supply chain — to fully understand these challenges and implement effective actions to address them.
Unlike traditional certification programs that assess and recognize sustainability performance at the production unit level, LandScale drives improvements at scale by assessing the cumulative impact of all activities within a landscape.
The LandScale assessment framework and guidelines offer a credible and consistent means of tracking trends at landscape-level and measuring progress towards critical landscape sustainability goals.
LandScale provides reliable information to design more effective landscape management policies, programs, and investments. The results of LandScale assessments can also help commodity buyers and investors make informed decisions for sustainable business.
Results can be verified and made available on the data and reporting platform to promote credible communication of landscape sustainability performance and help create incentives and rewards for improvements in sustainability.
By highlighting sustainability trends at landscape-level and empowering informed collective action, we’re working toward a future where communities and ecosystems thrive amid a growing demand for food, fiber, and other commodities. LandScale covers four pillars:
Protect, restore, and maintain ecosystems, biodiversity, and ecosystem services
Improve the standard of living and respect, protect, and fulfill human rights
Protect rights to land and resources, reduce conflicts, and support good land governance
Support regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, and tree production systems
A growing coalition of global partners, led by the Rainforest Alliance, Verra, and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance are developing and testing LandScale.
International Finance Corporation
WWF Landscape Finance Lab
European Investment Bank
Sime Darby Plantation
Global Agribusiness Alliance
Inter-American Development Bank
Fauna and Flora International