Koen has 20+ years of experience in developing sustainability assessment systems on all kinds of levels (product, company, farm, sector) and in strong interaction with all relevant stakeholders. He is a member of several advisory committees on sustainability including a global producer organization, initiatives to make sustainability impact of all food available for consumers, and an impact investment fund. Koen chairs the Dutch climate covenant group that will make the environmental impact transparent of all individual food items sold in the Netherlands.
Speaking about this recent appointment, Foundation Earth CEO Cliona Howie del Río said
“It’s always been part of Foundation Earth’s mission to ensure we are working with leading researchers to ensure our methodology grows as the science grows. The appointments of Flore Nougarede as our Lead Scientific Officer and Koen Boone to our Scientific Advisory Committee shows our commitment to ensuring consumers can trust Foundation Earth eco impact scores.”
The purpose of the Foundation Earth Scientific Committee is to ensure the scientific rigour of the systems used within Foundation Earth; to provide advice, to provide recommendations to the main Foundation Earth Board, and to assist with the development of an optimum environmental labelling system.