TSC received a grant from the Walton Family Foundation to convene organizations across commodity supply chains in order to gain transparency into the sustainability attributes used to reduce environmental and social impacts when purchasing commodities. Below you will see the findings from the case studies conducted with 14 companies including BASF, Bayer, Bunge, Campbell’s, Cargill, Dean Foods, Kellogg’s, Monsanto, Organic Valley, PepsiCo, Pharmavite, Post Consumer Brands, Syngenta, and Unilever.
What are the most important sustainability issues around commodities for your company?
What is your procurement/buying process for commodities?
Codes of Conduct Analysis
By interviewing and working with stakeholders along commodity supply chains, TSC was able to produce a comprehensive framework, “Case Studies and a Framework for Addressing Sustainability in Supplier Codes of Conduct”, that identifies how companies procure commodities, which sustainability topics should be covered in codes of conduct, and what resources are available to support growers and suppliers to meet sustainability requirements in corporate codes of conduct. This report can be used by companies creating new codes of conduct or companies looking to revise and improve their existing requirements by strengthening sustainability signals to suppliers.