Supply chain management

DEFINE OBJECTIVES

Multi-criteria supply chain mapping including:

  • Identification of main global stakes : Market trends, main producing countries, economical stakes, quality stakes, main federations, process map, tiers map
  • Socio-environmental impacts : Main social and environmental impacts and risks at each processing step, main aspects of organic certifications, potential environmental externalities threatening the supply chain

supply chain control

know : audit ssca

SSCAs are audits aiming at assessing the risk level of a company (usually sites involving processing like factories) in terms of environmental, social, health & safety, governance (ESG) conformity towards defined criteria. SSCA is also applicable and relevant to non-manufacturing sites, including but not limited to farms, extractives, etc.

Defined criteria are based on:

  • international standards defined in internationally recognized instruments (ILO conventions, UN treaties, Social Accountability 8000 Standard, ISO norms, Fairmining, FSC, Oeko-Tex, Responsible Jewelry Council…)
  • Criteria defined as essential by the brand mandating to carry out audits.

The SSCA methodology is applicable to all types of companies, in all industries and supply chains.

It is not limited to a risk management tool but is designed to encourage the adoption of best practices, through strict implementation of corrective actions for each identified non-compliance, and open discussion with the audited site. Its approach is comprehensive and collaborative

 

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IMPROVE : NEW sourcing opportunities

Research reports for specific ingredients supply chains worldwide

  • Leveraging Pur Projet’s field knowledge
  • Leveraging Pur Projet’s international network of experts
  • Multiple research reports completed for food, cosmetics companies for textile, mineral, aromatic ingredients

Development of supply chain criteria

  • Collective definition of criteria and evaluation process
  • Creation of assessment grid/tools for simple reporting

New Supplier site audits

  • Extensive research on given supply chain actors and region
  • Phone interviews with suppliers, farmers organizations, and relevant stakeholders
  • Review of documentation and cross check communicated data
  • Assessment of the supplier according to the applied assessment methodology

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BEST-PRACTICE purchasing

 

Internal "premiums" to support best agriculture practices

  • Agroforestry and ecosystems balance: development of community agroforestry projects, balancing agriculture production and ecosystems preservation, for better product quality, and resilience of the productive ecosystem. Community-led projects with full empowerment of farmers and communities, multiple benefits for the production, the ecosystem, families and society.
  • Carbon neutrality: assess the carbon footprint of each product or activity, from farm to fork, neutralize this carbon footprint through agroforestry / reforestation projects developed within the supply chains of the given product (insetting).
  • Fairtrade certification according to FLO standard (minimum purchasing price, fairtrade premium on commodity price, collective projects), additional proprietary tools to measure “fairness” beyond certification (FTA200, etc.)
  • Organic: Organic certification (premium on commodity price paid for organic practices), additional assessments beyond organic standard to assess sustainability of agricultural practices (GAP, permaculture, agroforestry practices, etc.)

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