Welcome to the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) is a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to developing tools for measuring sustainable performance across specialty crop (all fruit, nut and vegetable) supply chains. SISC offers a suite of outcomes-focused metrics enabling operators to benchmark, compare, and communicate their own performance.
What makes SISC unique? SISC is a coaltion of producers, buyers, and public interest groups who are collaborating to develop and share metrics that all parties agree are the most important indicators of stewardship.
"These metrics can provide a whole supply chain perspective to sustainability programs. The outcomes are valuable for every buyer who is interested in working with their supply chains to reduce their footprint and create real natural resource management improvements on the ground."
Jason Dye, Senior Manager, Category Development at Foodbuy
Participate in Projects Using the Metrics
SISC supports a community of growers, grower groups, industry organizations and brands/buyers who collaborate to use performance metrics within specialty crop supply chains.
These collaborations innovate solutions that lead to real natural resource improvements on the ground. They also create compelling success stories that can be backed up with real data.
We are a fiscally sponsered project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and catalyzing projects so that we can collaborate and facilitate progressive change in areas of social and environmental justice.
For more information go to saveourplanet.org.