is the process of comparing the performance metrics (e.g. cost, yield,
resource use, environmental performance) of a business processes to
another that is widely considered to be an industry standard benchmark
or best practice. It can also be used to provide a comparison with
other businesses in the same sector performing the same activities. It
provides a snapshot of performance and helps develop an understanding
where a business is in relation to a given standard. This provides a
driver for change, and helps advance the performance of both individual
businesses and the industry as a whole. Benchmarking may be a one-off
event, but often forms part of a continuous cycle of improvement.
core skills have been used extensively in recent years both in the
definition of current agri-environmental best practice, and to allow
agricultural and horticultural businesses get a handle on their
agri-environmental (and other) performance. Whilst our links with
industry partners also give us access to the latest state-of-the-art
online benchmarking software, as used by major UK businesses ands
governmental organisations. For examples of our work in this area see
our case studies page.
information on all our footprinting capabilities or to discuss your
agri-environmental benchmarking needs, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.