SNI impact examples
Intersnack has played an important role in the development of SNI’s strategy. Being one of the main players in the nut sector, Intersnack is aware of the importance of managing the sustainability risks in the supply chain and earning the license to produce. Within the SNI context, Intersnack and the other founding members have jointly developed a stepwise approach towards traceability. These steps are now implemented and integrated. In addition, Intersnack aims at shifting towards direct sourcing from farmer groups/farmer cooperatives, developing verified sourcing areas and supplying services to farmers in these regions. Intersnack values SNI for its platform and advocacy function: The story of sustainability needs to be told repeatedly, since real progress can only be made when working together as a sector.
Trade Development Group
The Trade Development Group has implemented the SNI approach towards traceability and customized it to its own operation. The company collects and analyses farmer data on a regular basis and provides customized services to their 4.000 supplying cashew farmers. These services vary from farmer training and support to cooperatives, to more innovative solutions such as the use of bees for pollination. First experiments with beehives show a productivity increase of 38% in cashew production. Also at the level of their processing plant – Anatrans employs 1.300 people of which 85% are women- sustainability is a key driver. Ideally TDG’s own plant will be fueled by green energy from their own cashew shells in the near future. As one of the only players supplying fair trade and organic cashews, TDG is convinced they have important stories to tell the end consumer. TDG values SNI for offering a platform to interact with downstream players and organise a truly sustainable chain.
OLAM is one of the founding fathers of SNI and has implemented the SNI approach towards traceability on a scale that has not been seen before. Following the approach of SNI, the company has identified its supplying farmers groups, assessed their performance via a segmentation study and is currently delivering services that are adapted to the performance level of the farmer groups. The company is well aware that strengthened farm-firm relationships is crucial for security of supplies, access to quality of produce and the security that sustainability risks are mitigated. Within SNI, OLAM values the opportunity to exchange experiences and learn from each other.