Some of the major challenges of our time – income security, climate change and biodiversity – link to how we produce and buy goods. Through our buying practices, we have the influence to make a difference.
The global community is making sustainability commitments along every link of the supply chain. Traders, processors, consumer-facing companies, financial institutions, producers and governments are all committing to the sustainable production of commodities such as soy, palm oil, rubber, and beef.
If these commitments are to become a reality, the right people have to work together. And this is not only at the level of an individual farm, plantation or factory. Outcomes of efforts in recent years to improve environmental sustainability have shown that cooperation at the level of a watershed, or at municipal, regional or state level, is critical to increase sustainability in the long run.
SourceUp is an easier way to work together for more sustainable supply chains. It connects markets with producing areas for responsible sourcing at scale by linking stakeholders in producing areas and along supply chains. Through sharing relevant and accurate data, it increases transparency, helping companies make sourcing decisions that will fulfil sustainability commitments and raising the bar of sustainability at landscape level.