LEAF Marque resources
Here you can find documents specific to LEAF Marque, including guidance notes on specific topics to help you adopt IFM and areas of the standard.
- Whole Farm Conservation Plan Report Template for version 10.0
- Guidelines for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
- Whole Farm Conservation Action Plan
- Soil Management Action Plan
- Farm Pollution Risk Assessment
- Accredited to ISO 65 for LEAF Marque
- New Government Buying Standards 2011
- London 2012 Food vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
Opportunities for LEAF Marque growers, wholesellers, distributors and packers to supply LEAF Marque produce to the catering companies at the Olympics. LEAF Marque is an aspirational standard for fruit, vegetables and cereals.
- Behind the scenes at retailers: recommendations for corporate targets on green issues
Green to the core? is a Consumer Focus report that looks at how the UK’s top nine supermarkets rate on how well they help customers make sustainable choices and how they inform consumers about sustainability issues. The report uses mystery shopping to reflect the everyday consumer experience. However, the sustainability of supermarkets is also reliant on activities behind the scenes. We have, therefore, looked at the nine companies’ publicly available information on environmental commitments to understand the progress being taken behind the scenes on key green issues. Based on this research, we are able to offer recommendations for further action.
- LEAF Guidance notes on pollinating insects and bees
These guidance notes set out the views of LEAF on the decline of pollinating insects and in particular the sudden and dramatic fall of honey bee populations and its potential threat to agriculture. They also provide some practical points on minimising impacts associated with farming activities, plus creating and maintaining wildlife habitats for pollinating insects.
- LEAF Policy Statement for concentrated production areas
As the demand for high quality food production has increased, areas of intensive production have developed globally where there are favourable conditions. This is manifested by large scale use of protected cropping such as plastic greenhouses and associated issues like high water demand.
- Important Information for LEAF Marque growers
- Sustainable food - A guide for hospitals
This document outlines "How can hospitals assure sustainable food service provision?" it quotes LEAF Marque as an option and gives further information on LEAF Marque.
- LEAF Farming as Way Forward to Improve Competitiveness of Scottish Farming
The Scottish Government is supporting farmers to join LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), and carry out the tried and tested LEAF Audit and add value to their produce through LEAF Marque.