What we offer
At Czarnikow we want to help create a greener future. With VIVE, our sustainability programme, we have the ability to measure sustainability end to end across entire supply chains. As traceability is becoming an increasingly important consumer demand, the food and beverage industry has had to act fast to ensure that their products can be traced right through their sourcing, manufacture and logistics journeys. Increasingly, producers are requesting certified sustainable products. We can help your business be a part of this change.
We measure, monitor and benchmark a participant’s performance against global sustainability standards, improving understanding of sustainability risks and mitigation strategies and fostering change through bespoke plans at the farm and factory level. This allows VIVE to work with a variety of supply chain participants and products, ranging from large-scale Brazilian milling groups to smallholder farmers in Africa, and help them on their journey to become more sustainable.
How it works
VIVE is for businesses that want to do more than just tick a box for sustainability: they want to participate because they know that it is key to their continued growth, commercial success and the future of our planet. That’s why we designed the VIVE programme to be able to operate along the whole supply chain, from producer to end-user, to ensure no stage is left open to risk. When assessing a participant, we look for data according to VIVE’s four major pillars. These pillars, when used in combination, cover all of the activities that contribute to the sustainability of the business as a whole. The pillars are: governance and policies, people, environment and traceability.
As the needs of each client are different, we also can tailor a programme to look in particular detail at a certain aspect: crop for farms, transport and company facilities for facilities. As a business improves their sustainability standard, they can reach various VIVE claim levels: foundation, claim and excellence levels. These steps towards a gradual sustainable path provide the foundation for implementing sustainable change and commercial advantage.
Why work with Czarnikow?
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