Report about European Food Chains
The report SUPPLY CHA!NGE in European food chains provides a comprehensive overview of the Business Forum, which took place in Milan in October 2015, as part of the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project. But more than just reporting about the event, the report analyses and explores the challenges relating to the complex, heterogeneous, and globalized nature of European food supply chains and their implications in the context of supermarket store brands.
SUPPLY CHA!NGE in European Food Chains
Business Forum Report
The report SUPPLY CHA!NGE in European food chains provides a
comprehensive overview of the Business Forum, which took place in Milan
in October 2015, as part of the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project. But more than
just reporting about the event, the report analyses and explores the
challenges relating to the complex, heterogeneous, and globalized nature
of European food supply chains and their implications in the context of
supermarket store brands. Asserting the need to implement a holistic
and multi-stakeholder approach, the report also identifies opportunities
and provides recommendations for the process of making these supply
chains more sustainable and fair. The report is addressed to all actors
involved throughout food supply chains including farmers, suppliers,
consumers, policy and decision makers, with a strong focus on retailers
as the catalysts and driving agents towards improving the sustainability
performance of European food supply chains.
ACTION STEPS TO IMPLEMENT A FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
The reports lists top 10 recommendations focused on retailers as the key
driving agent and coordinator of stakeholders to enable improved food chains:
- Analyse sourcing performance, map supply chain and
all entities involved.
- Identify ecological and social hotspots and critical
points and work closely with partners
- Communicate with and request suppliers and their
to include sustainability considerations in
long-term enhanced productivity, invest in the
building of partners (farmers and suppliers).
and implement established codes of conduct,
and standards, beyond compliance.
measurable goals and identify measurable metrics.
- Implement supply chain auditing and monitoring
beyond the first tier.
- Communicate company value, sustainability
and increase transparency by
reporting practices regarding financial
consumers by highlighting key issues and
point-of-sale navigation on responsible
become their trusted supplier.
and join collaboration and partnership initiatives
to be a
recognized sustainability leader.
Full report on http://bit.ly/2cT6Hyv
Tags: Retail Industry | Food Industry | Consumer
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