SGS and Transparency-One are proud to announce that French retailer Intermarché has launched Transparency-One traceability QR codes on its St. Eloi brand green beans.

Customers in any Intermarché store in France can now scan the QR code on St. Eloi Haricot Verts (green beans) and instantly see product details such as:

  • Country of origin
  • When it was packed
  • When it was delivered to the store

Live in all Intermarché stores, this marks a milestone in the company’s project to map the supply chains of its organic product, and share important details with their customers. Green beans are just the first of many products that will carry Transparency-One QR codes – giving customers previously unimaginable access to product details.

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Mapping organic supply chains

Using SGS Transparency-One, Intermarché is mapping more than 4,000 suppliers of almost 500 organic own-brand products. This project will ensure proper production conditions for all products and the collection and verification of all supply chain certifications for food security, environmental and social conditions. Additionally, it enables the identification of supply chain risks, and prompt action, as well as communications with customers to help build their loyalty and trust in the Intermarché brand.

Traceability & Transparency

SGS Transparency-One captures both supply chain mapping data (transparency) and operational data (traceability), giving businesses complete control of the data flow within their supply chain, providing them with greater protection against the risks inherent in supply chains.

Companies using SGS Transparency-One benefit from:

  • Tools for supply chain mapping and transparency
  • A means to collect and share operational data from suppliers
  • A single platform to store both sets of data – making it easy to access relevant information as required
  • Extra security for sensitive supply chain information through blockchain

For more information, please contact:

Natasha Marcom
SGS Transparency-One
Global Marketing Manager
m: +33 6 63 71 71 94

About Intermarché

With its unique status as "Producer and Retailer," Intermarché places the well-being of consumers at the heart of its commitments. Its unique positioning in French distribution, as the fourth largest agrifood operator and second largest independent distributor in France, gives Intermarché the ability to continuously adapt to consumers' expectations and societal challenges, to "Produce Better" and "Eat Better".

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

About Transparency-One

Transparency-One enables companies to discover, analyze, and monitor all suppliers, components, and facilities in the entire supply chain. Transparency-One combines cutting-edge graph database technology, supply chain expertise, and global supplier onboarding services, in partnership with SGS, to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business risk. The company is based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Paris, France.