Step 4: Reduce the footprint 

Sub-heading: Individual and Sector Strategy, Action & Monitoring 

After verification of self-assessed data, here comes an important step to formulate individual and sector strategy. IDH takes a proactive role in supporting sectors and companies to set their target based on the previous assessment, and in undertaking the following actions: 

  • Chose a location for reduction, where there is critical mass  
  • Support companies to explore solutions, their potential reduction, and select solutions with a business case for each partner in the supply chain 
  • Support companies to set specific targets for particular products in particular locations. 
  • Action in supply chain to reduce environmental footprint and support the resilience of farmers 

IDH convened these discussions in our Sector Initiatives, as to prioritize and to find a comparable method. Each SI is in a different phase in terms of target setting and setting priorities.  


Initiative  Target 
  • 25% GHG emissions reduced by 2025. 
  • 25% food loss and waste reduction. 
  • Benchmark water efficiency levels reached in 3 catchments: water standards implemented for 70% of volume from high water risk countries. 
  • Development of a sectoral approach to biodiversity  
  • Reduce the GHG footprint by 25% by 2025. 
Aquaculture WG 
  • A reduction in relative footprint of 25% by 2025, compared to a 2022 baseline  
  • Companies set an organizational footprint at SBTi of 1.5 degrees, and a FLAG target. 
  • By 2030 3kg CO2 per kg of product for tilapia, pangasius/catfish, white leg shrimp and black tiger shrimp 
  • Targets for water and other topics are to be set. 


  • 80% of the members use the SSI Environmental footprint tool by 2023 
  • Goals are being set for climate. 


Sustainable Juice Covenant 
  • No target is yet set. A target will be set for participants of a working group starting Q3. 


Sustainable Vanilla Initiative 
  • Forest positive commitment and program initiated.