New platform for insight in sustainability risks in fresh produce launched

The need for companies to gain insights into supply chain sustainability risks has increased rapidly due to the upcoming European due diligence legislation. To help fruit and vegetable companies with their due diligence exercise, AgriPlace (the international platform for sustainability and safety insight in the food industry) has created a tool that allows its users to easily assess 17 social, environmental, and governmental supply chain risks. The tool integrates the risk database and methodology from SIFAV (Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables).

Generic and supply chain-based risk assessments based on location, product, and volume
The tool consists of two main pillars – a generic risk assessment and a custom risk assessment based on one’s own supply chains. The generic assessment discloses risk scores for a country-product combination, for example, an environmental risk score for ‘Bananas from Costa Rica.’ A few risk dimensions, like water risk and deforestation, are specified on a regional level. 
  
The custom risk assessment reports scores specifically for your own supply chain. The necessary user input is a combination of product, source country or region, and the corresponding volume. The assessment tool then automatically calculates risk scores accordingly and creates custom reports which can be exported and shared. 

From many sources to one
The Sustainability risk assessment tool builds on the risk methodology and database from Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV). The database, which was developed by consultancy Blue North Sustainability combines data from external, credible data sources for each of 17 key risk dimensions for the fresh produce industry into one standardized database.

The Sustainability Risk Assessment was developed in collaboration with SIFAV and will be launched end of June.

For more information:
Nico Broersen
AgriPlace 
Tel: +31 6 13 369752
Email: ncm.broersen@agriplace.com  
www.agriplace.com/chain 


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