SISC & CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to Support Specialty Crop Supply Chain Collaboration for Regenerative Agriculture

Public release expands access to cost-effective tool for CPGs, free for growers

CALABASAS, CA and TUCSON, AZ – May 17, 2022 – Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC), and CropTrak® announced the public release of the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and ESG reporting.

“Following a robust pilot program with leading brands and growers, we are now offering this online calculator of the SISC metrics to help standardize ways to create and maintain measurement across tier one supply chains. The updated tool enables consistent communication of aggregated data – the key ingredient users said would help improve transparency and adoption of more sustainable practices,” said Alison Edwards, Director, SISC.

Powered by CropTrak’s cloud technology platform, the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 is used to track broad regenerative ag practices including resource and nutrient management; on-farm energy/GHG; as well as biodiversity, food waste and water use efficiency. Developed in collaboration with retailers and suppliers such as Walmart and Del Monte, the SISC calculator helps inform sustainability reporting for brands and their suppliers, as well as to improve production plans and supply chain management practices.

We were pleased to support the development of the new Stewardship Calculator for fruits, nuts and vegetables. Ensuring fresh food production meets the needs of consumers while protecting our planet is central to Walmart’s shared value, whole-system approach. We are pleased the new calculator is now available to support our tier one suppliers and growers in their sustainability journey, and to track progress against our climate and regenerative agriculture commitments.

Anabella de Freeman
Sr. Manager Sustainability Strategic Initiatives

In November 2021, SISC and CropTrak announced a partnership to build this new tool to help growers and their supply chain partners collaborate in improving natural resource management on the ground. Available free to growers, large retail brands are now using the cost-effective calculator to create a single reporting model linked to SISC’s industry recognized key performance metrics. The digital tool enables users to easily upload data that is automatically translated into standardized reporting metrics and reports for quick, easy communication to other partners.

“Our consumers want to know even more about where their food comes from and what sustainable practices are used on the journey from the farm to their table,” said Molly Laverty, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Senior Manager at Del Monte Foods. “The enhanced visibility and metrics from the new Stewardship Calculator helps provide opportunities for our growers and customers to share their data and insights, leading to greater transparency and sustainable impact metrics to nourish Earth’s goodness for generations to come.”

In support of industry-wide sustainability, Western Growers Association will be subsidizing costs for all WG members the use of this new SISC calculator for its initial two year roll out.

Interested users can sign up for the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 here.

CropTrak Helps Del Monte Create a Transparent Food Chain to Share Where Your Food Comes From and How It’s Grown

Del Monte’s recent press release details how CropTrak’s software is enabling its network of growers to track and trace sustainability, and customer audit information in one central repository, allowing for more dynamic feedback loops with operations and partners.

Del Monte will leverage CropTrak’s software integration with Stewardship Index of Specialty Crops (SISC) calculator to provide greater insight into the care, sustainable farming practices, and rigorous quality control from farm to table.

Read the entire Del Monte article here and here.

Carbon as a Crop?

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CropTrak understands the importance of upstanding land stewardship and transparency. With proper care, management, and a technology solution that provides clear, transparent data, we can all ensure long-term soil and ecosystem health with regenerative agricultural practices.   

The CropTrak platform collects data on a wide range of operational and sustainability-related factors, including green house gases (GHG), helping you generate the deep insights you need to guide initiatives, improve overall resource efficiency, and maximize profitability.  

Both consumers and industry advocates recognize the value of regenerative agriculture, so a platform that can provide your organization with data flexibility is essential. CropTrak’s global cloud technology solution efficiently and transparently reports on your long-term commitment to our planet’s overall health, providing data that meets growing science-backed metrics.

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CropTrak provides a no-code platform to collect and analyze real-time grower operational and sustainability data, enabling web reporting that aligns your entire network to ensure you are all working toward the same goals and outcomes. 

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Del Monte Taps CropTrak for Field Gate to Farm Plate Accountability

Sustainability audit demands and traceability requirements are rising for food processors as food distributors and retailers increasingly require more information on farming inputs, their impact and traceability of raw materials through the supply chain. 

For Del Monte Foods, this requires a solution that allows for convenient in-field collection of data in specialty crop fields across the U.S., and the ability to connect with processing and warehouse systems to actualize data to support reporting, traceability and compliance needs. 

Convenient, Mobile On-Farm Data Collection

Del Monte employs CropTrak as its platform for full-scale, on-farm data collection and tracking. CropTrak’s intuitive, map-centric platform works on mobile devices and disconnected, simplifying near real-time data collection regardless of field location. The platform allows users to easily customize how data is formatted to make better strategic business decisions and satisfy verification and reporting requirements.

Del Monte is taking advantage of these features to allow field personnel to collect data fast and easily to inform field selection at contracting and track yields when raw products are weighed at Del Monte’s processing facilities.

Improved Traceability, Reporting & Compliance

CropTrak is also working to link field data with Del Monte’s current processing and warehouse systems so recall or complaint concerns can be addressed immediately. Del Monte believes the resulting data will be the most comprehensive in the industry, allowing for seamless data transfers to address customer audits, sustainability reporting requirements and compliance requirements.

According to Del Monte, “Costco, Walmart and Sysco are all looking for documentation for sustainability and traceability initiatives. We are looking to CropTrak to provide the information in a functional format, while hoping to reduce time commitments involved in gathering data.”


Del Monte also sees CropTrak’s exclusive global insurance partnership with Sompo International, inclusive of ARMtech Insurance Services, as a way to help growers satisfy crop insurance compliance demands in the future. In addition, they are working with CropTrak to deploy an innovative Del Monte grower portal where all collected data is housed for convenient 24/7 access.

While CropTrak allows users to customize how data is collected and formatted to meet their unique business needs, it is easily deployed. The CropTrak platform requires no coding experience and offers ERP compatibility, which is often a welcome benefit for overburdened IT departments.


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