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The Value of Supply Chain Sustainability

Population growth is driving a predicted 60% increase in food demand by 2050. With agriculture and food manufacturing at the top of the list for climate and human rights risks and impact, food and beverage companies face immense pressure to have sustainable value chains.

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Over a dozen food and beverage leaders rely on EcoVadis Ratings including Nestle,
Coca Cola EP, Unilever,  Pernod-Ricard, and Mars.


CAFIVER is a privately owned Mexican company with over 30 years experience in coffee processing and domestic & international coffee trade.

The complexity with working with small producers in this field is that coffee business is a family business, and as such it might involve child labor. We work to make them understand that children need to be involved in others activities such as school.

Alejandro Lázzeri Managing Director, CAFIVER

Firmenich SA is a private Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor business. It is the largest privately owned company in the field and ranks number two worldwide. Firmenich has created perfumes for over 100 years and produced a number of well-known scents.

EcoVadis has become a strategic tool for us and a way to structure what we do. And also a way to engage our teams. From a business point of view, a lot of our clients who know EcoVadis ask for EcoVadis Rating. It certainly helps create a common ground with our clients as well. I think we are looking forward in the future to do the same with our suppliers and to create this very interesting positive chain, from brands all the way down to farmers or suppliers in our other fields.

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat Global Head of Sustainability

Nestlé SA is a nutrition, health and wellness company, which engages in the manufacture, supply and production of prepared dishes and cooking aids, milk-based products, pharmaceuticals and ophthalmic goods, baby foods and cereals.

We have found EcoVadis to be extremely efficient and useful to manage most of our service and indirect materials suppliers. Through EcoVadis we are able to get a deep understanding of our suppliers' practices.
Aligned with Nestlé Responsible Sourcing, EcoVadis gives suppliers a unique way to demonstrate their sustainability performance by building on what they already have.
For buying organizations such as Nestlé, the EcoVadis platform is one of the tools we use to avoid duplication and to ensure effective collaboration on responsible sourcing with our strategic suppliers.

Taylor Miller Responsible Sourcing Manager
Coca-Cola European Partners

AIM-PROGRESS: A Collaborative Initiative

Progress Initiative, powered by EcoVadis: A Sector Initiative A group of leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies which aims to positively impact people’s lives through combined leadership of robust responsible sourcing practices. The initiative started in 2016 with several EcoVadis customers who met in the AIM-Progress not-for-profit organization focusing on improving Human Rights in their supply chains.

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sustainable procurement initiative for f&b and cpg industries

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