StarlingFor companies committed to no deforestation.
Starling is an independent verification service for "no deforestation" policies, offered to companies engaged in setting up responsible supply chains.
A reliable, unbiased solution
Many companies in the production, transformation or consumption of agricultural or raw wood materials are making efforts to reduce their footprint in terms of deforestation. The industry is getting organised and "no deforestation" policies and charters are now being implemented.
Today, the challenge for these companies is to independently verify the results and impact of their engagement. Conventional certification is not enough: the standards do not fully match the challenges of the sector and the usual methods of expertise, based on field inspection, provide neither the exhaustiveness nor the responsiveness required.
Using spatial imagery and singular expertise, Starling offers an innovative solution that is efficient and economical to companies wishing to verify the impact of their actions in the field.
The combination of high resolution optical and radar satellites provides objective, frequent and precise observation essential for making informed decisions. Images are captured regularly, for the purposes of monitoring changes in various situations such as supply basins and expansion areas and allowing the various sector actors to ensure proper application of conservation and sustainable development policies.
A collaborative innovation
Airbus, The Forest Trust (TFT) and SarVision have formed synergy from their knowledge base to develop this service. Airbus is responsible for tasking its satellites, producing the Starling reports and distributing the service. TFT provides its experience in forestry management and land use planning in agricultural and wood production areas. SarVision’s expertise in radar imagery analysis complements the design of the solution.
Currently tested by two pilot users, Nestlé and Ferrero, Starling will be launched on May 18th 2017
- Airbus Defence and Space, TFT and SarVision to Provide Unprecedented Accuracy for Verification of Zero Deforestation Commitments
- Agriculture Services