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Sustainable timber sourcing and due diligence

Posted by Juliane O'Hagan on Jan 14, 2019 1:37:00 PM

The European Union Timber Regulation, or the EUTR, is part of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan of the EU. By banning the sale of illicitly sourced timber and timber products on the EU market, the EUTR is an important pillar of the EU in the fight against illegal logging. It assigns responsibility regarding global legal sourcing of timber to the European market participants.

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ChainPoint to attend International Green Week 2019

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Jan 10, 2019 12:29:20 PM

ChainPoint will be attending the International Green Week in Berlin on January 18-27. This year will be the 84th time that the International Green Week will take place. At this event, over eighty international ministries and food producers meet and display their latest developments. 

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Belgium pledges to make all its chocolate sustainable

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Jan 8, 2019 1:48:14 PM

Belgian chocolate producers and supermarkets just announced a new partnership, called Beyond Chocolate. This partnership commits to make Belgian a 100% sustainable by 2025. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo signed the partnership along with major chocolate producers, NGOs like Rainforest Alliance and several supermarket groups. 

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Topics: deforestation, beantracker, cocoa, child labour

Wrapping up 2018

Posted by Johan Zandbergen on Dec 24, 2018 9:59:25 AM

With the last few days of the year ahead of us, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2018 and look forward to the coming year.

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Tony's Chocolonely announces partnership with Albert Heijn

Posted by Alexander Ellebrecht on Dec 3, 2018 3:44:50 PM

ChainPoint's customer Tony's Chocolonely announced a partnership with Albert Heijn, the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands, and Barry Callebaut, the largest chocolate manufacturer in the world. Albert Heijn will be the first partner to source cocoa beans based on Tony Chocolonely’s five sourcing principles. 

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Topics: cocoa, beantracker

Traceability and supply chain mapping in cosmetics supply chains

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Nov 22, 2018 9:23:00 AM

There are many technical functionalities that can help improve sustainability in cosmetics supply chains such as audit management, supplier assessment or certification management, but there are two functions that stand out and are universally applicable to any supply chain. Traceability and supply chain mapping, although comparatively more difficult to implement, actually yield the most benefits.

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Topics: traceability, supply chain mapping, cosmetics

The French Duty of Vigilance Law as a trend

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Nov 14, 2018 4:15:34 PM

In February 2017 the French government passed the Duty of Vigilance Law, known in France by its full name “Devoir de vigilance des entreprises donneuses d'ordre”. The law requires large companies to assess and reduce human rights infringements and environmental risks in their supply chains. One year later, French companies published their first vigilance plans as part of their financial statements.

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Topics: child labour, due diligence

Create impact with your audits

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Oct 30, 2018 3:29:03 PM

In order to create and maintain a responsible and sustainable supply chain, auditing is vital to make sure that the criteria for sustainability and quality standards are being met. However, we often hear that the auditing is not capable of driving change in the supply chain since audits represent a snapshot of a given point in time.

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Topics: sustainability standards, audit management

Risk management in organic supply chains

Posted by Alexander Ellebrecht on Oct 16, 2018 1:28:00 PM

In every supply chain there are risks, either related to the supply chain itself or the product and ingredients that travel through the supply chain. Food safety, for example, is a concern not only in the food industry but also in industries such as animal feed. Contaminated feed entering the food supply chain caused the 1999 Dioxin crisis with huge impact on companies and empty shelves in supermarkets.

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Topics: organic, fruit & vegetables, food supply chain, risk management

This year's Textile Sustainability Conference will be in Milan

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Oct 9, 2018 11:03:45 AM

ChainPoint will attend Textile Exchange's 2018 Textile Sustainability Conference in Milan on October 22-24. ChainPoint's Johan Zandbergen and Alexander Ellebrecht will both give presentations in the latest developments in the textile industry and the role of technology. 

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