PRESS RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE
18 September 2020

Bayer and Partners Break New Ground on Certifying Value Chain Greenhouse Gas Impacts with SustainCERT.

SustainCERT announces that the Bayer/Soil Health Partnership Conservation Innovation program, initiated by Bayer, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and other partners to reduce value chain or “Scope 3” GHG emissions has achieved design certification as part of the Value Change Program pilot phase. It is the second intervention, globally, to achieve this step under the Value Chain Intervention Guidance and Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG). This achievement verifies that the project has followed best practice principles and is a key milestone toward unlocking credible value chain emissions reductions and removals aligned with corporate reporting, Science-based Targets and Net-Zero goals.

As an early part of the Value Change Program pilot phase, the design certification process for the Bayer/Soil Health Partnership Conservation Innovation program has resulted in critical learnings for “on-the-ground” application of the Value Change Interventions Guidance. SustainCERT and Gold Standard will use these learnings to adapt processes and recommend updates to rules and requirements for the Value Chain Intervention Guidance and certification process.

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