ESMC Announces Request for Proposals and Request for Information
In June 2022, General Mills Inc (GMI) and Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) announced the development of a multi-year roadmap to meet General Mills’ supply chain carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) and regenerative agriculture commitments through ESMC’s Eco-Harvest market program. Eco-Harvest, launched in May 2022 after more than three years of pilot testing and refinement with agricultural supply chain and value chain partners, is an innovative ecosystem services market program that pays farmers for beneficial environmental outcomes from regenerative agriculture. Eco-Harvest meets food and beverage sector annual Scope 3 reporting needs for quantified, verified soil carbon removals and reduced GHG emissions from agricultural production within their supply chains.
ESMC and GMI are issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to invite proposals to launch projects that can generate annual outcomes to meet General Mills’ supply chain commitments and outcomes, and to continue to build out and scale ESMC/ESMRC programing to deliver national scale impacts across the agricultural and food and beverage sector supply chains.
Separately, ESMC and GMI are also issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to understand future organizational capacity and interest of partners to perform services in Eco-Harvest program regions in the future.
Resources and More Information
- Find the complete RFP and RFI here.
- A Q&A Webinar regarding the RFP was held July 22. Click here to watch the recording.
- A second Q&A webinar will be held Thursday August 4 at 10am PT/1pm ET; register here.
- Proposals must be submitted by 5pm EDT on August 16, 2022, via email to Alana Pacheco. Alana will confirm receipt of your response via email.
Please reach out to Alana Pacheco with any questions that you have. We look forward to hearing from you.