SAMS: Our practical IT Tool
Get insight in the sustainability of your product by assessing its supply chain!
The Sustainability Assessment and Management System (SAMS) is an IT self-assessment system. The self-assessments within SAMS are based on the social, economic and environmental criteria of our Global Sustainability Framework.
SAMS enables you to assess, monitor ánd communicate your products sustainability performance, throughout the different stages within its supply chain.
How does it work? All actors (for example growers, suppliers) within your organization’s supply chain fill in the applicable self-assessments questionnaires within SAMS. After they complete the questionnaires, feedback reports are automatically provided by SAMS.
These contain an overview of the sustainability performance of these actors, using an easy to read 5-level scale.
The reports enable effective B2B-communication, throughout the supply chain.
By using SAMS, you can identify possible risks and stimulate innovation and improvement. Step by step!
Our Sustainability Assessment and Management System (SAMS):
- Provides clear, structured feedback in a 5 level scale.
- Presents the collected data as a graphical dashboard.
- Is designed to also function as an educational- and B2B communication tool.
- Can exchange data with existing databases, to provide organizations with an efficient and holistic IT solution.
- Allows a organization to monitor progress, set improvements and perform benchmarking over time.
- Evaluates compliance with existing codes, labels and standards (such as the Fair Trade label) of actors (like growers or traders within your product’s supply chain).
- Runs on an existing supply chain management IT-Platform of Chainfood. You can also choose to integrate SAMS into existing software systems.
The map above is a simplified model of an orange juice brand’s supply chain.
SAMS is not a certification system or Life Cycle Assessments Tool. Though information from a Life Cycle Assessment can be used by SAMS.
SAMS will be available on the internet in October 2012. Applications for mobile phones, which we will develop with selected partners, will follow.
Read (and see) more about the use and integration of SAMS in The three Phases of Product Sustainability.