Sectors of Focus

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Land Conservation


  • Environment

Land Indirectly Controlled: Sustainably Managed (PI6796)

Area of land indirectly controlled by the organization and under sustainable cultivation or sustainable stewardship. Report indirectly controlled land area sustainably managed during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Land Indirectly Controlled: Sustainably Managed (PI6796). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote details about the nature of the indirect control relationship and all assumptions used. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • The IRIS catalog differentiates between land that is directly controlled by the organization and land that is indirectly controlled. This metric is intended to capture the land area that is under the organization's indirect control.
  • Indirect control refers to land that the organization supports or influences but does not directly cultivate or manage. Examples in which the organization indirectly controls land may include purchase contracts or sourcing from farmer cooperatives.
  • Organizations that exert control of land practices of indirectly controlled land should footnote these details (e.g., when an organization specifies that farmers adhere to specific environmental practices).