At Collectiv Food, we believe that not only does everyone have a right to know where and how their food was produced, but also that this knowledge is crucial in driving forward a clear and honest dialogue within the food supply chain. By sharing accurate information about the food producers we work with, we're providing you with the insights you need to turn your sustainability ambitions into reality.
How it works
A Producer Story gives you the power to see verified claims about our food and drink producers on everything from management of greenhouse gas emissions and water use to product safety and workers' rights. Using Responsibly's methodology geared at companies looking for insight into their supply chain across the entire value chain, we answer two questions to understand how far along producers are in their sustainability journey:
What are the most relevant material issues affecting our producers?
To what extent are those producers performing against these issues?
Looking for a supplier who is as sustainable as they claim? Simply log on to the Collectiv Food app, where you can review the stories of your current producers and explore others within our network.
Transparent data sources
At Collectiv Food, transparency runs through everything we do and the data we source is no exception. That's why we're working with Responsibly to show you scores based on evidence, while working with suppliers for the additional information we need to cover all bases.
Our ratings are comprehensive-considering impacts throughout the entire supply chain from raw materials to a product's end of use. Altogether, we evaluate over 1000 data points across more than 30 key material issues to get to calculate the overall scores for producers. Based on Responsibly's methodology, third party sources are weighted according to their scope and how well a given source provides evidence of action taken and improvements made by producers to address their most material risks.
In terms of the scope of the performance metrics used, materiality is key, meaning we target the most relevant environmental and people-related issues based on industry- and country-specific research as well as globally agreed sustainability frameworks. That means we account for differences in the geographical location and category each producer operates in - helping you to focus on what matters most.
Key issues we score on
The food supply chain involves sustainability issues which are many and inherently complex. To keep things simple, we grouped together all the risk areas that involve environmental risk under environmental Impact, and all the people-related risk areas under social Impact.
As our producers operate in different product categories and countries, the material risks they are scored on vary. All environmental and social impact groups a given producer has been assessed on and how they have scored are available on request.
The rating scale
Each Producer Story shows a level indicating how far along a given producer is in their sustainability journey. The level is based on the overall score of a producer assessed by Responsibly on Collectiv Food's behalf. Responsibly's methodology involves a 0 to 5 scoring system, where a higher overall score is awarded to producers who are further along in their sustainability journey, measured by having not only improved their impact, but also independently assessed or audited their social and environmental impact. Producers' score across environmental and social impact parameters are averaged to calculate a given producer's level.