Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way to convert the outer layer of food into graphene, creating an edible barcode “tattoo.” This technology, which can be applied to any substance with a high level of lignin, such as potatoes and carrots or even wood and fiber, has significant implications for how product information is communicated to consumers.
Transparency-One has been named a Cool Vendor in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Across the Supply Chain by top technology research firm Gartner, Inc. According to the report, available here, “Supply chain leaders responsible for corporate social responsibility initiatives can now explore a new wave of technology solutions that helps companies enable, optimize and engage stakeholders across diverse social and environmental initiatives.”
Transparency and traceability are often used interchangeably, but they are in fact two different concepts. Understanding the difference between the two is key for developing a supply chain management strategy to capture and communicate the right information.
Earlier this year, the United Nations Environment Programme published its “Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information to Consumers” to provide guidance to the entire consumer packaged goods industry on the best way to share sustainability information with shoppers. We discuss the 5 Funamental Principles and how Transparency-One can help.