Our customer Tony's Chocolonely is known for their mission to make 100% slave free chocolate a reality. They recently implemented a pilot with blockchain technology for traceability in their cocoa supply chain. In this guest blog, you can read about their experiences and conclusions. A must read!
The Responsible Mining Foundation has launched The Responsible Mining Index. This index, funded by the Dutch and Swiss government, is a ranking for the 30 biggest mining companies in the world, where they are ranked on environmental, social, economic, and governance issues.
Today, August 1st, is Earth Overshoot Day: the day that humanity consumed more resources than that the Earth can regenerate. Decades of overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb has caused this day taking place earlier and earlier every year. The last time we blogged about Earth Overshoot Day, it was on August 8th.
In the last few weeks, ChainPoint had interesting conversations with multiple brand owners and sustainability standards at events such as the 2018 Global Sustainability Conference and the BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference. These conversations reinforced one of ChainPoint’s core values: that collaboration is key to drive change across the supply chain.
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 a new way to transact in an immutable, transparent and auditable way. Therefore, blockchain can potentially assist with traceability and transparency in supply chains. For organizations who want to get started with blockchain technology in their supply chain, we recommend following these three steps.
In recent years ChainPoint resided in the office tower at Kroonpark 10 in Arnhem, but due to the growth of the company it's time for the next step: on July 2nd 2018, ChainPoint will move to the office building ‘De Wing’ at the Mr. E.N. van Kleffensstraat 12 in Arnhem.
ChainPoint will be attending the BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference in Brussels on June 26-28. The conference will bring the entire cotton industry together to colloborate on a sustainable future for cotton. The theme this year will explore the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations for 2030 and how this is influencing the cotton industry.
It’s a great time to be alive if you are even remotely interested in technology. Over the last few years new technologies have completely changed how we listen to music, order food or call a taxi. This same trend is occurring in the world of supply chains. How can we benefit from these emerging technologies and make our supply chain more sustainable?
On 30 and 31 May 2018, ChainPoint will attend RT’13 in Lille. The RT’13 conference is organised by the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), a valuable partner of ChainPoint. The theme of RT’13 is about gaining commitment to finding robust and equitable solutions in the supply chain of responsible soy, as well as to get long-term partnerships with other organizations and standards that share RTRS’s vision.
Next week ChainPoint will attend the 2018 Global Sustainability Conference, the global sustainability event hosted by ISEAL. This year, we are proud to say ChainPoint is the exclusive technology sponsor. , The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Driving Change For Greater Impact’.