Sustainable Foods Supply Chains

Sustainability Development Goals with 3's R

Sustainability Development Goals with 3’s R

What is Sustainable Foods Supply Chains ?

 

 

Its Transparent, Traceable and Localized systems transforming logistics to increase product efficiency and accountability.

 

Raw Materials Sourcing

Its subsidiaries are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, ethics, and environmental responsibility. Suppliers are expected to comply with all applicable local, country, and international laws regarding material content for the materials supplied to the Manufacturers. The sourcing  work with  certification programs and industry groups to make your products more sustainable for people and the planet and in community development premium funds for farmers and their families.

Suppliers are expected to provide to Manufacturers reports on the occurrence of substances in any materials supplied to Manufacturers that may be restricted by, or require disclosure to, governmental bodies, customers, and/or recyclers.  The Manufacturers must be a leading supporter of products that have earned Fair Trade, organic, and Rainforest Alliance certifications.

The best  place to purchase Raw Materials is Fair Trade certified, Fair Trade sourcing is one element of our mission to build a resilient supply chain. It helps ensure a stable supply of high quality coffee for our customers and consumers, and contributes to a higher quality of life for our suppliers.

Product Transparency – Supply Chain Exposed!

A rare inside look at how one company’s commitment to ingredient transparency forced a change in its supply chain. Spices, the world’s largest Spices Industry whose portfolio includes a diverse array of products,  has been transforming its business and the building marketplace by developing products that contribute to a healthy indoor environment. The process of doing this — the business model, economics, and challenges encountered, and how it was overcome.

 

Solutions in Supply Chain Transparency and Traceability !

Transparency and traceability are concerns cutting across industries, calling for cross-industry solutions. From agriculture, to electronics, to heavy industry are all taking fresh approaches to gathering information scalably and affordable from multiple tiers of suppliers.

Managing Supply Chain Risks Across Industries

There is no-one-size-fits-all approach to managing supply-chain risks. But when looking across industries, common themes emerge that demonstrate successful frameworks for gathering data, weighing priorities and taking action.

 

Managing Energy Use

The energy use of our facilities varies greatly, driven by sales and other factors beyond the energy efficiency of the equipment and operations. So, while we track and report absolute energy use, we manage and set targets based on normalized energy use.

Normalizing is the process of removing the impact of these factors on energy use to objectively compare the energy performance of facilities and operations. This helps us establish targets that decouple the growth of our business and energy-efficiency improvements. As our business continues to grow, energy use will continue to increase. We set energy use targets that allow for this growth while focusing on energy efficiency projects.

Some projects to manage energy use  include:

  • Beginning to install sub-meters for our roasting operations and our packaging lines. The sub-meters allow us to monitor energy use on a per-machine basis. This will be an ongoing effort as we continue to install meters, evaluate our footprint, and set actionable goals for energy use.
  • Reducing roasting energy use in our U.S. operations by working with employees to run grinding equipment more efficiently.
  • Working to reduce transportation-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from manufacturing facility operations owned and operated fleet of vehicles. Strategies include better driving habits, switching to propane fuel, and purchasing smaller vehicles.

How Big Data Transforms Ag Supply Chains

An increasing number of large food companies have set public targets on improved environmental outcomes in their agricultural supply chains. To achieve these goals, companies will need to collaborate at new levels across the value chain. It must be focuses on the role of big data in delivering sustainable outcomes for agriculture, including how tech is helping companies engage farmers and other supply-chain partners to tackle issues like water quality, greenhouse gas emissions and soil health.

 

Our services includes a leading consultant and a key corporate customer, offering a broad perspective of what it takes to transform a supply chain in the service of developing sustainable product. Our services are available globally for consumer products, such as food, textiles, footwear, toys, hardware, housewares, formulated products, electrical and electronic goods and automotive products.

Our experts will share their initiatives, with a focus on stimulating and accelerating sector-wide and multi-sector solutions.

Besides conforming to legal requirements and industry standards, we can help you meet a number of challenges, including:

  • Growth in unethical manufacturing as the supply chain tries to reduce costs
  • Increased consumer focus on quality and safety
  • Environmental challenges stemming from the increased manufacturing of new consumer goods, such as the increase in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission and consumer goods waste

 

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