Written by: Amy Cornforth

Posted on: 14/10/22

UK Coffee Week 2022: Embed ethical supplier management by any beans necessary!

This week, the UK is celebrating Coffee Week – a national fundraising campaign for Project Waterfall, a charity dedicated to bringing clean drinking water, sanitation, and education to coffee-growing communities. Hospitality businesses across the nation are taking part by donating funds from coffee sold.

Modern slavery is a recurring issue in coffee sector supply chains, however, many organisations in the food and beverage sector, including the likes of Costa Coffee, are committed to carrying out sound social, ethical, and environmental practices within their supply base management and procurement practices.

As detailed on Costa Coffee’s website, the company divides these commitments into goals for the people involved and the product itself. This includes making sure that the rights of the people involved in supplying products and services are respected and upheld, and that all products are sourced sustainably and without negatively impacting the environment.

ARCUS® Supplier Information Management (SIM) is a cloud-based solution that enables users to store vital information about their suppliers in a secure, centralised database that can be accessed by key stakeholders from any location and at any time. The system requires suppliers to on-board themselves through the completion of tailored and comprehensive questionnaires, and these are completely configurable to meet the user’s needs.

Using APIs, information can be centralised within ARCUS® SIM straight from the original data source, which helps to ensure data accuracy and enables users to demonstrate that due diligence has been performed. An example of one of our APIs is with the Universal Human Rights Index.

The Universal Human Rights Index is a database that gives access to human rights recommendations issued by the three pillars of the United Nations human rights protection system.

If you think your business would benefit from digitising your supplier management processes, you can get in touch with Trade Interchange today, and you can also download our Costa Coffee case study to find out more













Costa Coffee SIM Case Study

To learn how Costa Coffee use ARCUS® SIM read the case study

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Environmental Social and Governance Video

To learn how ARCUS® can help your organisation collect supplier ESG information, have a look at the video below.

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