Sustainability standards

In the last few decades we’ve seen NGO’s, roundtables and industry initiatives all developing sustainability standards. We’ve also seen that consumers are ever more interested in the origin of the products they buy, wanting assurance that products are produced fairly and sustainably for everybody involved in their making. But printing a logo on a package is not enough anymore. Brands, retailers and standards want to be able to show the real impact of their efforts – what does a logo mean in real terms, and how did it positively impact those far upstream the supply chain such as farmers or factory workers?

Technology helps standards create impact

ChainPoint has been working together with standards organizations for years now. With our software it’s not only possible to make sure you capture supply chain data reliably and efficiently, but you can also report on this data using real-time information with beautiful graphs, charts and infographics – and you can share this information with other key stakeholders, such as brands. This way, sustainability standards become more than a logo on a package.

Meet us at ISEAL!

ChainPoint is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Global Sustainability Conference, that is taking place in São Paulo, Brazil on 22-24 May. The theme of this years conference is ‘Driving Change For Greater Impact’. Can we meet you there? 

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In this solution paper ChainPoint describes four steps you can take to get insight in your sustainability impact. The first step is defining what you want to measure. Click the button to know what’s next!

  • "Through the data analytics that ChainPoint has developed, GoodWeave is better able to inform organizational strategy and communicate impact."

  • “A state-of-the-art software platform that creates visibility and traceability is vital to manage the many supply chains we are active in.”

    Kiku Loomis
    The Rainforest Alliance
  • “ChainPoint makes our processes much more efficient, enables us to analyse data and helps us to protect the credibility of the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal.”

    Kiku Loomis
    The Rainforest Alliance
  • "ChainPoint has allowed GoodWeave to improve efficiency of its inspections and monitoring processes at the lowest tiers of global supply chains."

  • “ChainPoint has made a positive impact on the ground teams, speeding up the data transfer and collection process, meaning they have more time for other activities in the program.”

  • "ChainPoint has enabled us to streamline and automate multiple work processes and work more effectively with remote field teams. It also enables us to easily share data with program members and stakeholders."

Read about our customer Goodweave

GoodWeave International is working to end child labour in the carpet industry and replicating its market-based approach in other sectors. GoodWeave uses ChainPoint technology which includes mobile data collection, supply chain mapping, reports and analytical tools.

Read about our customer BCI

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), founded in 2009 and initiated by some visionary organisations, including Adidas, H&M, IKEA, Oxfam and WWF, aims to improve the livelihood and economic development in cotton producing areas, reduce the environmental impact of cotton production and secure the future of the sector.

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  • Create impact with your audits October 30, 2018
    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 […]
  • Common challenges within the audit process October 3, 2018
    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. 
  • Today is Earth Overshoot Day: how to stay positive August 1, 2018
    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 […]
  • Reblog: Collaboration is dominant in nature July 17, 2018
    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.
  • Emerging tech: Internet of Things May 21, 2018
    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 […]
  • ChainPoint to attend ISEAL conference May 15, 2018
    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’.
  • Using sustainability standards to improve the world April 25, 2018
    ChainPoint has been working with brand owners, NGOs and other organisations for years to improve sustainability. One way for companies to improve their sustainability is by adopting a sustainability standard. Below we outline how standards can contribute towards a sustainable world. 

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