Posts by Quirijn Foeken

The case for sustainable palm oil

By Quirijn Foeken | August 22, 2019

Palm oil has been a controversial commodity for quite a few years now. The palm oil industry has been held responsible for deforestation in large parts of Indonesia, threatening the habitat of...

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Keep your due diligence system simple and adaptable

By Quirijn Foeken | August 14, 2019

It has been a year since we’ve stated on our blog that EUTR compliance is more important than ever.  Since then, a lot of companies are asking ChainPoint for help with their due diligence...

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Using mobile technology for collecting supply chain data

By Quirijn Foeken | July 16, 2019

Mobile technology is an integral part of our daily lives, and therefore it makes sense to use phones or tablets to collect supply chain data in the field, instead of bringing a heavy laptop or a...

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ChainPoint to attend ISEAL Symposium 2019

By Quirijn Foeken | June 13, 2019

Next week ChainPoint will attend the 2019 Global Sustainability Symposium, the global sustainability event hosted by ISEAL in The Hague. 

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International standards for sustainable and traceable cocoa launched

By Quirijn Foeken | June 07, 2019

Last month, ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. launched a set of standards on the sustainability and traceability of cocoa production. The series, collectively known as...

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Three steps towards a sustainable textile supply chain

By Quirijn Foeken | May 22, 2019

When we talk to people in the textile industry, like brands and retailers, we see that most of these companies have similar goals and similar challenges. They want to create a more sustainable...

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Dutch Senate votes ‘Yes’ on child labour law.

By Quirijn Foeken | May 15, 2019

On May 14, the Dutch Senate voted yes on a new law that requires companies to commit to reducing child labour in their supply chain. This law, The Child Labour Due Diligence Act , was already...

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ChainPoint at the OECD forum in Paris

By Quirijn Foeken | April 24, 2019

This year, ChainPoint will attend the 2019 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains that will take place from 23 till 26 April in Paris. ChainPoint's CEO Johan Zandbergen will be on a panel to...

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EU Conflict Minerals Regulation to take effect in 2021

By Quirijn Foeken | April 10, 2019

In 2017, the European Parliament and the EU Council adopted a new regulation regarding the import of so-called conflict minerals. These new set of new regulation will take effect in 2021:...

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Nagoya Protocol ABS track and trace obligations – How ChainPoint can help

By Quirijn Foeken | April 07, 2019

In 1992, 150 nations signed the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the Rio Earth Summit. Then, in 2014, the United Nations’s Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) entered...

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