What is Climate Friendly and how does it relate to Quinn’s mission?
Quinn has partnered with HowGood, an independent research company with the world’s largest ingredient sustainability database, to measure the impact of our ingredients and products, including their carbon footprint. Currently food, agriculture, and land use account for 24% of global emissions (according to Project Drawdown). As part of our commitment to make real change to the food system we seek out ingredients that help support soil health and reduce carbon emissions, and share all that information through our Ingredient Transparency Policy. Products that receive the Climate Friendly attribute have greenhouse gas emissions that are lower than 70% of the products assessed by HowGood.
How is the Climate Friendly attribute evaluated?
The assessment for the Climate Friendly attribute takes into account GHG emissions at the agricultural production and ingredient processing stages of the carbon life cycle. Agricultural production (ie. cradle-to-farm gate) includes all inputs required to produce and/or harvest crops, meat, and seafood. You can learn more about Climate Friendly and the methodology used to calculate our impact here.
How does this relate to regenerative agriculture?
At Quinn we define regenerative agriculture as growing food in a way that has a measurable impact on the health of soil, ecosystems, and communities by utilizing practices rooted in a blend of Indigenous wisdom and modern soil science. Regenerative agriculture can drastically reduce emissions and make farms more resilient to the effects of climate change. Common practices on regenerative farms like reducing tillage and reducing or eliminating synthetic fertilizer usage can drastically reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions on the farm, while improving soil health.