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The Supply Chain Disconnect: 80% of Managers Don't See Supply Chain as Business Strategy Enabler | SYS-CON MEDIA

The Supply Chain Disconnect: 80% of Managers Don't See Supply Chain as Business Strategy Enabler | SYS-CON MEDIA | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
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WORLDWIDE: DNA results confirm supply chain integrity for MSC certified sustainable seafood

WORLDWIDE: DNA results confirm supply chain integrity for MSC certified sustainable seafood | Supply Chain | Scoop.it

Results of the latest round of independent DNA testing on MSC labelled products show over 99% were correctly labelled. Of 320 samples tested, only three were found to be mislabelled.

 

When seafood is sold with the MSC ecolabel, every business in the supply chain has undertaken a detailed traceability audit against the MSC chain of custody standard. This shows seafood buyers that fish has come from MSC certified sustainable fisheries. 

 

Independent DNA testing on MSC-labelled products is an integral part of the MSC’s strategy for monitoring the effectiveness of this chain of custody program.

 

Increased assurance and value

 

"This is an important test for the MSC," explains MSC product integrity manager, Alison Roel, "because it provides consumers and MSC stakeholders with added assurance that MSC-labelled seafood has been correctly labelled.

 

"DNA analysis provides an additional means of helping our partners protect their investment in the MSC program, and we’re going to continue to expand the test to increase our overview of the chain of custody program. Any cases where mislabelling is identified will be referred to the certifiers of the supply chain so they can be further investigated," she said.

 

In order to extend the reach and value of the testing, this round has added additional species, including haddock, tuna and halibut. In addition, a smaller control group of non-MSC certified seafood products were also tested, which revealed five per cent were mislabelled.

 

Trace back investigation

 

The three mislabeled samples are now being investigated by tracing back the documentation through the supply chain. In each instance, the certifier and the brand owner will be informed and, if evidence is found of a substitution with non-MSC certified seafood, the result will be a suspension of certification.



The samples came from 15 countries and a range of sectors including restaurants, cafeterias, supermarket fish counters and packed products.

 

More information

 

Read and download the DNA testing report: http://www.msc.org/documents/chain-of-custody-documents/dna-test-summary-report-2013

 

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Only legislation will stop minerals being traded at the expense of human rights

Only legislation will stop minerals being traded at the expense of human rights | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The conflict minerals found in cars, electronics and other products will only be eradicated with new laws and business buy-in

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The Supply Chain Disconnect: 80% of Managers Don't See Supply Chain as Business Strategy Enabler | SYS-CON MEDIA

The Supply Chain Disconnect: 80% of Managers Don't See Supply Chain as Business Strategy Enabler | SYS-CON MEDIA | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
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Interesting conclusion: ...the disconnect between a company's business transformation strategy and the day-to-day management of the supply chain remains a serious, yet hidden, problem for many organisations. Our real concern is the lack of alignment, sense of urgency and change readiness within the operations."

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2013 Sustainable Procurement Benchmark

"Quantifying the benefits linked to Sustainable Procurement is often challenging but practices of leaders demonstrate that this is a key lever to widespread adoption."


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EcoVadis's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:02 AM

Benchmark shows sustainable sourcing trends over last 10 years!. Progress is being made in some areas, but now it is time to measure value creation!