Posts by Johan Zandbergen

Wrapping up 2018

By Johan Zandbergen | December 24, 2018

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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How to start with blockchain technology

By Johan Zandbergen | July 05, 2018

Blockchain is perhaps one of the biggest information technology breakthroughs since the internet. Whilst the internet was a huge step in sharing and searching for information, blockchain provides...

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Sustainability Impact Assessment: 4 steps to get insight

By Johan Zandbergen | March 19, 2018

For many companies, the main sustainability impact lies in their supply chain. From sourcing sustainable material and ensuring the future livelihood of your farmers, up until transparently...

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A logo is not enough

By Johan Zandbergen | March 07, 2018

In the last few decades we’ve seen NGO’s, roundtables and industry initiatives all developing sustainability standards. At the time of writing, there are almost 400 sustainability standards...

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Collaboration is vital for our future

By Johan Zandbergen | March 02, 2017

The challenges we are facing today are numerous. From deforestation, the effects of climate change to social and ethical issues in supply chains, such as for example forced labour and ethical...

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Long-term collaboration to improve smallholder farmer livelihood

By Johan Zandbergen | May 09, 2016

In order to create a fair income for all actors in the supply chain, sustainable production and trade systems are essential. For this to happen, long-term collaboration is needed, where all...

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Measure the sustainability impact of your supply chain

By Johan Zandbergen | May 01, 2015

Nowadays, stakeholders hold companies largely responsible for what happens in their chain, leading more and more companies to set ambitious sustainability goals, not only for their own operations...

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Sustainability Analytics Animation

By Johan Zandbergen | April 13, 2015

Achieving sustainability in your supply chain is no easy task, but once you have all data in place, advanced analytics can make a big difference in getting insight into your...

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12 Years in the world of sustainability

By Johan Zandbergen | March 24, 2015

In 1999 a serious food scandal rocked the food industry. A limited amount of toxic dioxin contaminated the food supply chain, but because traceability at the time was so limited compared to the...

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The reputational risks and opportunities of the supply chain

By Johan Zandbergen | September 16, 2014

A company's value can exceed the value of its tangibles by many times. This disparity can be explained by the company’s intangibles, such as its knowledge, patents, service, customer relations,...

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