Ingredion partners with HowGood to measure the sustainability of the company’s ingredients


HowGood is a SaaS data platform with “the world’s largest database on food and personal care product sustainability.”

Photo from Ingredion

Photo from Ingredion

Ingredients supplier Ingredion (Westchester, IL) is now working with HowGood, a SaaS data platform, to help measure the sustainability of Ingredion’s ingredients. The partnership with HowGood and its database on food and personal care sustainability “will deliver data transparency on Ingredion’s top products and new innovations which, along with Ingredion’s goals of having 99% of its global supply of crops sustainably sourced by 2025, will provide customers with sustainable solutions that consumers prefer.”

By the end of this year, Ingredion expects that data on the environmental and human impact of 50 of the company’s “platform ingredients” will be measured and be made available using HowGood’s “easy-to-read” scorecard. This scorecard measures eight sustainability metrics “using globally accepted measurement methodologies”: GHG emissions, processing, water usage, soil health, working conditions, labor risk exposure, biodiversity, and animal welfare.

“This tool is helping Ingredion meet the company’s target of aligning new product development with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to drive the sustainable innovation their customers and their consumers seek,” says an Ingredion press release.

“The scorecards include a full-lifecycle carbon footprint, an overview of eligible sustainability claims customers could make, and the holistic social and environmental impact assessment they need to make formulation decisions and meet disclosure requirements,” said Alexander Gillett, president of HowGood, in a press release.

“Partnering with HowGood provides third-party validation of the sustainability impact of our ingredients and enables our customers to confidently make informed decisions,” added Brian Nash, vice president of corporate sustainability, Ingredion.

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