There is an ever-increasing interest by consumers in understanding the source and environmental factors that go into the products and services we use. Trace’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) group provides tools that enable our partners who source agricultural goods to understand the environmental aspects of their supply chain and provide insights into how crops can be grown more sustainably.
At the heart of our sustainability program is TESS™, our Trace Environment Soil System engine. This powerful tool delivers insights into the health of a soil system. Our TESS engine analyzes soil DNA, chemistry and other parameters to provide a Sustainable Soil Performance Rating (SSP™) for fields and farms. The SSP provides an objective view into how sustainable land has been farmed, and provides insights into actions that can be taken to improve sustainability, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and crop quality.