The 2020 deforestation targets, why they were missed, and the steps needs to radically change performance

Five years ago, companies and governments signed up to the New York Declaration on Forests, committing to eliminate deforestation from agricultural supply chains by 2020. In a recent report (Rogerson, S., 2019. Forest 500 annual report 2018 – the countdown to 2020, Global Canopy: Oxford, UK. Lead author: Sarah Rogerson, contributing authors and reviewers: Helen…

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‘Responsibly sourced’ – the new product quality

The human made global climate and environmental crisis is steadily and inexorably tightening its grip on all parts of the world – with every element of the biome impacted on in some way. The stats below come from a major international report on the status of the world’s environment published in early May ’19. Those…

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The future of the retail market and the impact on suppliers

UK Retailers today are experiencing numerous challenges – everything from Brexit to less customer spend in the last 5 years; the rise of on-line and particularly mobile retailing, the giants of Amazon but also smaller niche e-retailers with lower costs than traditional store-based retailers. It’s a top priority for retailers to reduce costs through the…

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The DP World London Gateway Supply Chain Disruptor – 2018 Shortlist: Track Record Global Ltd – Product Technical File Service

Tech.AWARDS – sponsored by Google Cloud Celebrating the greatest innovations in retail technology Operated by- Retail Week ¦ WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS – London 13th Sept, 2018 We are excited to announce that Track Record Global (TRG) has been shortlisted by the Tech.AWARDS for its ground-breaking Trackvision software for Product Technical File (PTF). This software service…

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Humanising Customer Service

Ever experienced the frustration of lacklustre customer service? Ever felt that the person on the other line was not really listening? Or wondered why they requested meaningless or irrelevant information? At TRG, we dislike poor customer service just as much as you do. In fact, it is our mission to make your life as simple…

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Are the wheels coming off the big inspection bodies’ standard factory inspection and pre-shipment inspection model?

The big international, independent, accredited third party inspection companies have facilitated international trade for hundreds of years. They have been the objective eyes and ears of distant importers – ensuring that products manufactured many time zones away from the final client where what was specified in the contract between the tier 1 supplier and the…

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Supply chains – tier two and beyond…

Beyond tier 2 suppliers – what are the options for qualifying risks? Responsible companies have always been concerned about what makes up the products that they sell to their customers and how those ingredients or components got there. What are the risks of ‘bad things’ being included in traded goods or ‘bad things’ happening as…

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NEW steps that address supply chain risks

Over the last few weeks some important supply chain risks have again come to the fore.  A range of initiatives are however are addressing them. Slaves in the supply chain Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, every company with a turnover of more that £36m and a footprint in the UK, has to produce an…

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