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Following a successful project with its Uncle Ben’s brand in 2018, Mars Food and its Tier 1 supplier Crop’s, have chosen SGS Transparency-One for a second ambitious project involving 113 products, 76 single ingredients and 37 mixed vegetables and fruits.

 

Continuing its partnership with SGS and Transparency-One, Mars Food and Crop's are now implementing full onboarding, certification, verification and mapping for more than 113 fruit, vegetable and herb products. So far, 731 suppliers have taken part in over 12 countries, including: Belgium, China, Costa Rica, France, Hungary, Italy, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, Vietnam.

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Through the mapping of their supply chains, the collection of supplier data, and the verification of the authenticity and the validity of the certificates, Mars Food and Crop’s benefit from a global and transparent view of their herb, fruit, and vegetable, supply chains. 87% of tier 2 suppliers were mapped to the farmer level and 97% to the cooperatives. The objective of this project is to gain better insight in the entire supply chain, and the quality, social and environmental risks associated with it, and the way these are being managed and controlled. This way strengthening trust in our products and brands.

How it works

Once a supply chain has been created in Transparency-One, users can examine all the recorded facilities in their supply chain and ensure individual suppliers are compliant with certification schemes.

Utilizing Transparency-One offers several other benefits. The system can be used to detect non-certified suppliers, alerting Mars Food to potential business risks and triggering remediation plans. In this way, it helps to reduce the possibility of food fraud, unsafe food practices and forced labor, while enhancing supply chain efficiency, building consumer confidence and helping to improve trust in brands.

The solution for Mars Food and Crop's includes:

  • Supplier onboarding with the Transparency-One platform
  • Data collection through the SGS network
  • Data verification ensuring enhanced credibility
  • Supply chain mapping
  • Risk assessment and recommendations through SGS’s expertise

SGS and Transparency-One

Working with SGS and Transparency-One provides several benefits for food brands, including building consumer trust. Transparency-One supports the global supply chain industry by helping companies ensure their products are safe and conform to product safety rules and regulations. Learn more about Transparency-One.

For more information, please contact:

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

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.

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.