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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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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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