Transparency-One has been named a 2018 Cool Vendor in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Across the Supply Chain by leading technology research firm, Gartner, Inc.


Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Transparency-One allows manufacturers to check supplier certification, reduce risk in the supply chain, improve response times and efficacy during potential crises and provide customers with up-to-date information. It has opened the way for brands and retailers to control their supply chains in a way that was previously impossible. Transparency-One also enables businesses to share verified supply chain information directly with consumers via mobile phone applications. Businesses can leverage the success of their CSR initiatives, made possible with Transparency-One, to increase consumer loyalty and trust.

As Gartner, Inc. noted in its April 2018 report, "Supply chain leaders responsible for corporate social responsibility initiatives can now explore a new wave of technology solutions that helps companies enable, optimize and engage stakeholders across diverse social and environmental initiatives."1

Commenting on the recognition, Chris Morrison, CEO of Transparency-One, stated:

"We are honored to be recognized by Gartner. We believe supply chain transparency is crucial for helping companies achieve their social and environmental objectives and build consumer trust. We feel our selection as a Cool Vendor by Gartner validates our strategy, and we look forward to making further advances in the supply chain transparency and CSR space."

About Transparency-One

Transparency-One helps brands and retailers build consumer trust through a scalable platform for end-to-end supply chain transparency. The cloud-based solution enables companies to connect and map their supply chains, from raw materials to finished good, via a collaborative, B-to-B “social network” platform. Transparency-One also captures a variety of information, such as product and facility data, certifications, and compliance documents, and provides in-depth analytics on major CSR issues, such as forced labor, product origins, and responsible sourcing, to help brand owners proactively identify and mitigate CSR risks. It also enables businesses to share verified supply chain information directly with consumers via mobile phone applications.

At a time when brand owners can find their reputations damaged by lapses in CSR along the supply chain, even in places beyond the direct influence of the retailer or manufacturer, Transparency-One enables businesses to leverage the success of their CSR initiatives to increase consumer loyalty and trust.

Secure and Trusted

Transparency-One has partnered with two world leaders to ensure its service is safe, trustworthy and secure. Through its partnership with Microsoft, it offers the option of blockchain capabilities – this gives users the option to add an additional layer of security to their data by storing critical supply chain information, captured in Transparency-One, in Microsoft Azure’s Blockchain Services.

Transparency-One has been developed in partnership with SGS. Customers therefore know they can trust the data collected and transmitted through Transparency-One because it is backed by the experience and knowledge of the world’s leading provider of inspection, testing, verification and certification services.

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To learn more about Transparency-One, contact:

Guy Escarfail
Vice President, Global Head of SGS Transparency-One
t: +33 6 79 76 24 37


1 Gartner, Cool Vendors in Corporate Social Responsibility Across the Supply Chain, April 2018