MPS-ABC is more than just a certificate. It is a monitoring tool that helps companies make the necessary adjustment to reduce their environmental impact. By recording usage, measurements can be made to determine how sustainable a company’s production is. This leads to a more conscious use of resources, and growers can use the data to keep making their company even more sustainable. For each use of crop protection products and fertilisers, companies record their usage data in the MPS registration system. In addition, they record their usage in the areas of energy, water and waste, and indicate where, when and how much starting material was purchased. Points can be awarded for each aspect. Based on the total number of points awarded, a company receives an MPS qualification of A+, A, B or C, where A+ is the highest attainable qualification.