Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is now a basic tenet of any good business strategy. Due to a shift in consumer expectations over the past decade, companies are finding ways to ensure their operations are more “socially responsible.” CSR is a broad term that can take many forms. Most CSR initiatives fall under one of three categories.
Transparency-One, in partnership with SGS, is proud to announce that French retailer Intermarché has launched Transparency-One traceability QR codes on its St. Eloi brand green beans.
The business case for transparency is compelling: a 2018 study found that 74% of consumers would switch from their usual brand to another brand that provides more in-depth product information, beyond what is on the physical label. Immediate benefits of transparency include regulatory compliance, safer and more ethical products, and more efficient,…
American beer Bud Light is set to become “the first US beer to include comprehensive details for ingredients and serving facts directly on packaging.” The makers of Bud Light are moving the beer industry towards greater transparency—but more progress can still be made.
Supply chain transparency is essential not only for ensuring responsible products, but also for connecting consumers with the brands behind their purchases.
October 18 is Anti-Slavery Day. Despite its origins in the United Kingdom, this date serves as a global reminder of the importance of combating all forms of modern slavery. Businesses and their supply chains are extremely implicated in the fight against modern slavery. Unfortunately, human rights violations can be found…
While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. To properly address the cocoa supply chain, we first must be willing to look at these difficult topics in-depth.