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.
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.
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.
When companies want to satisfy the expectations of retailers and consumers, it's absolutely vital that the criteria for sustainability and quality standards are being met. Therefore, regular audits are needed at every relevant level in the supply chain. There are three common challenges within this audit process.
This year, ChainPoint will attend E-scrap, the conference for leading experts in the field of electronics recycling. The conference is taking place in New Orleans, on 9-11 October.
Since it’s introduction in 2013, the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) gains more and more traction. The timber regulation is being enforced every day and we see that wood companies who don’t comply to the regulation are being held responsible and fined.
ChainPoint is proud to be a sponsor of the Bio-Gründer competition, where innovative ideas by new entrepreneurs will get a significant boost. On September 18th, the Bio-Gründer competition will announce its winners in Bönen, Germany.
Of the past few years we've been keeping an eye out on the sustainability trends in cosmetics, as demand for more sustainable products is growing. There is also more pressure for the cosmetics industry due to updates in regulations. In December we already told you about the United Nations’s Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). The Union Of Ethical BioTrade just recently announced that they have certified their first two customers ensuring ABS compliance.
To support our fast-growing and ambitious international organization, we are always interested to hear from individuals who can bring real talent to our team. At the moment we are looking for a Senior Mobile Developer who can make our apps even better, faster and more reliable.
The main KPI to measure the success of a company has always been profit. The bottom line. The shareholder value so to speak. Profit was the only measure and the only goal. We have seen, and unfortunately are still seeing, the effects of this approach with massive lay-offs and reorganizations, all aimed at achieving the highest profit.