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Biodiversity Input-Output for Supply Chain & OPerations Evaluation

Platform BEE's BioScope provides businesses with a simple and fast indication of the most important impacts on biodiversity arising from their supply chain.

The results brought by BioScope are aimed at helping you to formulate meaningful actions to further assess and reduce the impact of your business on biodiversity. It not only indicates the potential impact of the commodity you purchase, but also of the upstream supply chain of these commodities. Examples of questions which can be answered with are:

  • Which of the commodities purchased by my business could be the largest cause of impact on biodiversity?
  • What could the new purchasing strategy of my business mean for our impact on biodiversity?
  • What commodity purchased by my business do we need to focus on if we want to make a meaningful contribution to conservation of biodiversity?

BioScope makes use of Exiobase v 2.2, enabling you to select commodities and resources purchased from 170 sectors in 43 countries (27 EU countries and all large economies outside the EU), covering the largest part of global economic activities. The resulting impacts on biodiversity are calculated with the ReCiPe method, which was specially adapted for BioScope and includes the following impact drivers:

  • Climate change
  • Terrestrial acidification
  • Freshwater eutrophication
  • Terrestrial ecotoxicity
  • Marine ecotoxicity
  • Freshwater ecotoxicity
  • Agricultural land occupation
  • Water scarcity

More details on the methodology and data are provided in the FAQ and in the methodology report below.

BioScope has been developed by PRĂ© SustainabilityArcadis and CODE, commissioned by Platform BEE (Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Economy); a collaboration between IUCN NL and VNO-NCW financed by the Dutch ministry of economic affairs.

Disclaimer: This tool gives an approximation of the biodiversity impact resulting from the supply chain of the commodities purchased by businesses. The use of country level data on economic activities and their impacts means that the confidence of the outcome is limited. For a complete impact assessment, subsequent steps will always remain necessary. The results of this tool are meant for internal purposes only and cannot be used for public communication.

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