Sectors of Focus

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Land Conservation


  • Environment

Pesticide Use (OI9891)

Amount of pesticides used during the reporting period on land area directly controlled by the organization.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Pesticide Use (OI9891). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the classification of the pesticides by hazard level as listed under the World Health Organization (WHO) Acute Toxicity Hazard Categories. See glossary term and usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • Pesticide use refers to insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, disinfectants, and any substance intended for preventing, destroying, attracting, repelling, or controlling any pest, including unwanted species of plants or animals during the production, storage, transport, distribution, and processing of food, agricultural commodities, or animal feeds that may be administered to animals for the control of parasites.
  • Organizations can refer to the glossary for additional information on the WHO Acute Toxicity Hazard Categories.