Responsible Sourcing
Responsible Sourcing

TRACEABILITY SOLUTION FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

Sourcing and supply chains can have a huge impact on ethics, sustainability and social conditions. Luckily, as consumer demand for demonstrable responsible sourcing grows, so does corporate willingness to comply. OPTEL believes we can help companies to make better decisions to meet the needs of people, the planet and profit. We offer the most complete and cost-effective traceability solutions for raw materials, providing visibility on the upstream supply chain to help limit the potential negative environmental impact of operational activities. Our raw-material traceability solutions are implemented in more than 17 countries around the globe, solving numerous types of sourcing problems for businesses, NGOs and governments.

OUR PLATFORM CAN PROVIDE ANSWER, VISIBILITY AND STRONG ANALYTICS ON MULTIPLE ISSUES

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ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

What are the working conditions? Is there any risk of child labor? Are the farmers paid the right prices? What conditions are they living in? How can their situation be improved?

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SUSTAINABILITY AND HEALTH

What is the carbon footprint of the product or ingredients? Are the farmers using the right pesticides and fertilizers? Is deforestation happening? Are regenerative agricultural practices being applied, and if so, what are the results?

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PRODUCTIVITY AND FORECASTING

How much can each smallholder produce? Can productivity be improved? What regions are at risk for drought, forest fires, political events, etc.? What is the impact on suppliers and their production?

Farmer Responsible Sourcing

GAIN SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

The first step is to identify, locate and understand the risks in the supply chain. This is the greatest challenge for any organization that sources minerals and raw materials. Today’s traceability technologies are the solution.

Implementing a traceability platform from raw-material sources (farms, mines, etc.) to manufacturing sites enables real-time, highly accurate supply chain visibility and mapping. This visibility can be used for operational insights, regulatory compliance, transparency for the consumer and more, depending on your company’s objectives.

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Geo Responsible Sourcing

MEASURE, MONITOR AND ACT ON NEGATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACT

One of OPTEL’s key differentiating features is that we collect and empower quantitative AND qualitative data across the upstream supply chain. We can monitor agricultural practices, go as granular as needed and modify system settings as the solution and stakeholders evolve through the process.

Co2 Responsible Sourcing

INCLUDE A CARBON FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT

In addition to improved visibility on sourcing, OPTEL can help you track the carbon footprint of your products or ingredients. This data can easily be added to our responsible sourcing solutions to improve sustainability. Learn more about the Carbon Footprint Assessment solution in our dedicated section below.

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Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing

SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL TRACEABILITY

Palm oil procurement is a delicate and complicated issue. If not handled correctly, it can damage your brand and expose your company to accusations of contributing to deforestation, child labor and the destruction of ecosystems. OPTEL is an active member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which helps businesses trace palm oil back to its origin and guarantee its sustainability at large scale. With OPTEL’s traceability solution for raw materials, you will be able to increase your ratio of sustainable palm oil procurement by knowing exactly what you buy and use this information to reduce risk and optimize your operations. Your company can contribute to a global and coordinated effort to increase traceability and transparency in the palm oil supply chain with our sponsorship program. Contact us to learn more about the program.

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