The Crops Working Group offers members a pre-competitive space to share, collaborate, and jointly problem solve on key sustainability challenges.
Made up of over 100 food and drink companies from across the entire crops value chain, we are a community of committed sustainability professionals representing a diverse range of organisations. Our members can be small, niche companies or large multinationals, with a range of experience in sustainable agriculture.
We work closely with our members to maximise the benefits of the full suite of SAI Platform tools and programmes. Our role is to enable the improvement, adoption, and scaling of the Farm Sustainability Assessment and the new Regenerative Agriculture Programme.
Spanning all crops within our member base globally, the Crops Working Group is an instrumental facilitator for collective change across the food and drink sector. Together, we catalyse widespread behavioural change by leveraging and strengthening our collective knowledge, capability, and global influence.
In response to the rapidly shifting landscape in which the food and drink sector operates, we have developed a Climate Smart Agriculture workstream with the mandate to build an aligned industry approach for measurable GHG emissions mitigation and resilience building across agriculture.
“Being a midsize company within the international fruit and vegetable processing industry, SAI Platform’s Crops Working Group helps us to drive collaborate action on climate smart agriculture solutions and other key sustainability challenges. The Crops Working Group is doing a great job in galvinising supply chain partners to take collective responsibility and to speed up the process of sustainable sourcing. It is clear that by aligning and taking action as an industry, we can achieve more than on our own.”Inge van Disseldorp, Sustainability Manager, S.V.Z. International