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HarmoniSed ENvironmental Sustainability in the European food and drink chain

Objective

SENSE will deliver a harmonised system for the environmental impact assessment of food&drink products. The research will evaluate existing relevant environmental impact assessment methodologies, and consider socio-economical, quality and safety aspects, to deliver a new integral system that can be linked to monitoring and traceability data. The system will integrate: (a) (regionalised) data gathering system; (b) matrix of key environmental performance indicators; (c) methodology for environmental impact assessment; and (d) a certification scheme. The methodology will be transferred to food&drink sectors and stakeholders by means of specific communications strategies. SENSE will validate the new harmonised system in the juice, meat&dairy and aquaculture chains. However, the methodology and its associated software will be modular allowing its implementation in any food product.

The sustainability information collected along the production cycle of any food stuff and reflected into the EID (Environmental Identification Document) will be accessible by the EID-Communication Platform, contributing to make the environmental sustainability part of the usual purchasing behaviour of consumers and provide a competitive advantage to those products which choose to use the EID.

Main results of SENSE will be: (i)Standard key environmental performance indicators (KEPI); (ii)Harmonised methodology for environmental impact assessment; (iii)SENSE-tool for environmental data collection; (iv)EID and EID-Communication Platform; (v)Certification Scheme Concept (CSC) for sustainability; (vi)Roadmap for policy and governance implementation.

SENSE consortium is formed by a multidisciplinary team involving 23 partners from 13 countries made up by a combination of complementary profiles: research organisations, food and drink SMEs, environmental and LCA experts, SMEs for dissemination and communication and European food Associations.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Address

Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/G
48395 Sukarrieta

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 551 471

Administrative Contact

Begoña Pérez Villarreal (Ms.)

Participants (23)

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AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 302 368

CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 150 736

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 183 765

SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 260 580

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 254 301,20

SGF SERVICE PLUS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 53 200

EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE SOCIETY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 21 543

BIOZOON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 79 661

CONSUMER INSIGHT - ANNE CATHARINA BECH

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 59 760

ESU-SERVICES GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 151 488

TRITECC SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 101 391

INGENET INGENIERIA DE INFORMATICA YCONTROL SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 139 900

EFLA HF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 138 688,80

ZUMOS VALENCIANOS DEL MEDITERRANEO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 400

FODIX GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 21 066

PROVAC IMPEX SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 34 400

VERENIGING CENTRE DE LIAISON DES INDUSTRIES TRANSFORMATRICES DE VIANDES DE L UE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 35 280

CALION PROD SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 42 340

TUNAY GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 47 200

CHRISTIANSEN PARTNER AS

Norway

BA CREATIVOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 51 488

ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 135 040

FJARDALAX EHF.

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 18 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288974

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 672 090,35

  • EU contribution

    € 2 890 067

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain