Over the past two decades standardized certification programs like Fairtrade have established global awareness, recognition and harmonized implementation of sustainability compliance. They have managed to educate players in trade as well as consumers about sustainability topics and created a considerable level of trust.
Now, more and more companies that have put strong efforts into certified ethical sourcing wish to engage pro-actively and translate their own farming and trading experience into action.
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These companies initiate private sustainability programs which often include sourcing volumes from standards like Fairtrade. These programs are flexible, can be adapted quickly to changing realities and allow brands, traders and retailers to show the real DNA of their sustainability.
If you’ve decided to have your own program or private code of conduct, our expertise in social, economical and environmental standards and our international status as a leading certification body means we’re ideally placed to help you set up, analyze and verify a set of criteria that are just right for your business. If you already have your own code or program in place we can help you evaluate and advance it.
There are many ways a private program or code of conduct will be valuable to your business. As well as shaping and measuring your sustainability efforts in line with your own organizational values, aims and actions, it will demonstrate the real impact you’re making in the world.
Whether you’re at the very beginning of developing your private code or you already have one in place, we want to hear from you. We can work with you to tailor-make a set of standards and best practices, or help you evaluate and evolve your existing program.
Once we’ve worked together to develop your code, our experts will translate it into a set of measurable compliance criteria. Then we’ll design a verification framework to make sure your solution is built to last. Our approach to Customized Assurance is highly flexible, growing and adapting with the needs of your business. You can be sure we’ll be here to support you throughout the lifetime of your initiative.
Our state-of-the-art assurance technology offers a mechanism for virtual collaboration and 2nd part verification using virtual handshakes along a supply chain. This allows us to virtually verify volumes, financial transactions and custom data between actors in a supply chain, and use this information to both assure your business requirements and generate related reports around the complete supply chain.
We can further enhance the data captured with additional references and sources, and put the information into context to create relevant reports, visualizations and analytical dashboards to fit your business needs.
If you have any questions regarding a customized assurance solution for your business, please do not hestitate to contact us!