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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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Common challenges within the audit process

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Oct 3, 2018 2:55:41 PM

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. 

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Topics: audit management, sustainability standards

ChainPoint to attend E-scrap in New Orleans

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Sep 27, 2018 4:35:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: conflict minerals, r2 standard

EUTR compliance is more important than ever

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Sep 25, 2018 12:14:00 PM

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.

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Topics: EUTR, Timber regulation, Timber

ChainPoint to sponsor the Bio-Gründer competition

Posted by Alexander Ellebrecht on Sep 12, 2018 2:06:00 PM

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.

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ABS compliance in cosmetics is on the rise

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Sep 6, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: cosmetic, ABS

Are you the mobile developer we are looking for?

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Sep 5, 2018 3:06:37 PM

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.

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Triple Bottom Line: measuring social and environmental KPIs

Posted by Maarten van den Berg on Aug 21, 2018 10:07:00 AM

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.

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Topics: reporting, analytics, data capture, triple bottom line, TBL, QBL

New European legislation for labeling food products

Posted by Quirijn Foeken on Aug 17, 2018 4:24:00 PM

The European Commission announced new legislation for labeling food products. This means, among other things, that producers of food are required to list the origin of the ingredients if that ingredient is from a different source than the product itself. The new law will be effective as of April 1st, 2020.

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Topics: food & beverage supply chains

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