TraceMark is an NGIS-built first mile sustainable sourcing solution. With TraceMark we are helping customers to deliver traceability and transparency in global supply chains with a data-driven approach to sustainably sourcing raw materials. TraceMark provides unparalleled visibility to the first-mile of the supply chain, where companies traditionally find it most challenging to account for. The first-mile is the critical step in quantifying sustainability metrics and monitoring progress towards addressing formal sustainability commitments including deforestation, land clearing, water use, biodiversity and conservation. 

Read: How TraceMark legitimises sustainability in CPG, Fashion and Manufacturing.

TraceMark unlocks massive data archives from Google and third party data providers, combined with customer supply chain and volume data to deliver sustainability monitoring and metrics as well as integrating these metrics and data into internal business systems. This includes daily satellite imagery from our partner Planet to detect deforestation and land clearing at much greater resolution along with the brilliant new Dynamic World data product from Google Earth Engine that provides a near real time land cover dataset for our constantly changing planet.

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NGIS awarded Google Cloud Sustainability Partner of the Year

NGIS is extremely proud to be named the global Google Cloud Industry Solution Partner of the Year for the Sustainability category. The global award recognises our outstanding success in working with organisations to address their commitments to sustainability. 

Watch the webinar below to see how TraceMark was specifically tailored for the needs of Rainforest Trust who required the delivery of actionable alerts (fire and deforestation) for their team who manages over 39 million acres of protected land.

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TraceMark takes a data-driven approach to sustainability. With our technology, you can map and monitor your global supply chain, receive accurate metrics and greater transparency about your entire supply chain operations—from end to end. Built using Google Cloud’s planetary-scale geospatial platforms, Google Earth Engine and BigQuery, TraceMark combines accurate satellite imagery with the ability to store and process large amounts of complex data.

TraceMark allows you to obtain insights into any impact on sourcing from the environment to local communities, suppliers and everything in-between. With these insights you can make meaningful, considered decisions and action plans, wherever and whenever necessary. 

Data Driven Sustainability

As we look to address commitments to sustainability the use of Geospatial data has never been more important. An understanding of what is happening and where, is absolutely fundamental to adopting data driven approaches to sustainability. The use of global leading Geospatial technology from Google unlocks enormous archives of environment, climate and sustainability data and provides the opportunity to layer disparate data sources together to gain new insights and deliver new business value.

NGIS is a global leading innovative Geospatial solution provider that specialises in delivering high impact initiatives and high value business outcomes for our partners and customers. 

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“NGIS TraceMark enables near real-time fire and deforestation alerts to be sent directly to the inbox of Rainforest Trust staff, who immediately engage partners on the ground to investigate and intervene.” 

- Erin McCreless, Conservation Science and Monitoring Specialist, Rainforest Trust.


TraceMark is the first sustainable sourcing solution of its kind. Our team of GIS Analysts and Developers have leveraged world-leading satellite imagery, combined with the processing power of Google Cloud and Google Earth Engine, to develop a sustainable sourcing solution which helps companies become more informed about the impact of sustainability commitments. 

In the first instance, the TraceMark was required for a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. They came to us with a hope to track and trace every part of their supply chain, from the seed in the soil, to the final product and everything in between. We were able to compose a solution to address this challenge, giving rise to TraceMark; an end-to-end sustainability tracing tool. Whatsmore, TraceMark connects enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with insights identified, enabling companies to incorporate these into broader business workflows.

TraceMark was made possible through the integration of Planet, Google Earth Engine and Google Cloud Platform—helping our team to achieve solutions once thought impossible. 

NGIS as a full-service geospatial consultancy, harnesses the very best in technology providers to bring complete solutions to our clients. Our organisation is founded upon the mission ‘People, Partnership, Success’ so it is a priority for us to ensure we can partner with other companies that share in similar values.

During Planet Explore 2021, Executive Director Nathan Eaton announced TraceMark in collaboration with our technology partners. He stated, ‘Google has always had a mission to organise the world's make it universal and accessible. Now they are making it possible with Earth Observations’. Google Earth Engine was launched in 2010, and in just over 10 years, we have been able to realise the true scale that is possible through collaboration of world-leading technology. It is fortuitous that Planet’s mission aligns so closely with ours; ‘to image the whole world every day, making change visible, accessible and actionable.’ 

The collaboration between NGIS, Google and Planet has allowed our team of experts to leverage information at scale, then distill information into the mountain of insights that are required to produce an end-to-end platform, in essence taking pixels and turning them into insights. TraceMark is the first of its kind, enabling companies to address sustainability in a meaningful and complete way, legitimising your efforts. 

To read about our Sustainability Partnership with Google Cloud, click here. 

Or visit the TraceMark website.


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