Agri-Logic conducted a targeted supplier assessment for JDE’s Supplier initiative. Prior to this, JDE had assessed sustainability issues in its supply chain by two different methods which produced diverging results. Agri-Logic’s targeted assessment investigated the misalignment between the self-assessment forms filled out by selected suppliers and the results of the origin issue assessment conducted by a third party.

Both methods for assessing sustainability issues were reviewed in-depth and discussed with selected suppliers and JDE, respectively. Subsequently, a detailed analysis of available farmer data as well as a review of scientific and grey literature and further discussions with stakeholders were carried out. The resulting reports outlined the list of possible sustainability issues and a detailed reasoning as to why these are included or not. Furthermore, based on a reconciled view of what sustainability issues are present and which are most pressing, recommendations on possible remedial measures were presented and are currently being implemented in both countries.