Case studies

Retailer grows CSR initiative to 12 markets and 7 languages

A global retailer supports dozens of international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. These initiatives aim to improve its sustainability and ethical credentials and customer perception of its impact on the environment and...
09 October, 2020

Co-op engage suppliers to ensure RSPO compliance

Co-op is committed to working with its suppliers to use sustainably sourced palm oil and derivatives within their own brand product ranges.
02 October, 2020

Woolworths and S4RB collaborate on supplier engagement for Country of Origin initiative

    Background The Australian Government introduced a new country of origin food labelling system in July 2016 which now falls under the Information Standard under Australian Consumer Law. Under this Information Standard, businesses had two years to...
25 September, 2020

Supplier engagement helps global pharmacy and cosmetics retailer to achieve REACH compliance

Background REACH came into force on 1 June 2007, with a phased implementation over the following decade. 1st June 2018 saw the final deadline for REACH registration – by this date, all chemicals manufactured or imported into the EU over 1 tonne must...
18 September, 2020

U.S. retailer engages suppliers to increase diversity and inclusion

A U.S retailer committed to diversity and inclusion within their workforce and supply chain approached S4RB to engage suppliers and collect information about gender and ethnicity across its suppliers’ business and supply chain.
11 September, 2020

Supplier engagement enables GMO labelling impact assessment of over 5,000 private label products

The increasing demand from consumers for clear GMO labelling and the specific requirements of the Vermont Act 120 “Labelling foods produced with genetic engineering” presented a challenge for private brand retailers.
04 September, 2020

Supplier Engagement helps Waitrose market local and regional

Waitrose believes in championing British produce, treading lightly on the environment, supporting responsible sourcing and treating people fairly. Building long-term relationships with farmers and suppliers helps Waitrose customers get the best...
28 August, 2020

U.S. retailer works with supplier engagement experts on Nutritional Health Initiative

A major North American retailer was committed to meeting its ambitious sustainability and health targets for reducing levels of sodium, salt and completely removing trans fats from products as part of their Nutritional Health Initiative. To help...
21 August, 2020

Retailer achieves 99% response rate for palm oil survey in under four weeks

Palm oil use in food and non-food products is continuously monitored by global activist groups and by governments, with some taking legal action against irresponsible producers using unsustainable sources. Consumers are also increasingly demanding...
14 August, 2020

Supplier engagement led to 97% response rate in 4 hours

Front page news of a food contamination scandal broke in the UK press implicating a number of national retail brands and supermarket private label products. This leading national supermarket wanted to quickly understand its supply chain’s exposure,...
07 August, 2020
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