At Think Global, we’re committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Goal 12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’. Through our Supply Cha!nge project, we worked with 28 partners across Europe towards fair working conditions for all, and sustainable production that does not damage our environment.
Supply Cha!nge featured at two regional events designed to explore, and engage local communities in the SDGs. Read about the December 2017 event in Liverpool here, and the January 2018 event in Wimborne, Dorset here.
Funded through the European Union, Supply Cha!nge campaigned to stop environmental and human rights abuses along global supply chains, with a specific focus on supermarket own-brand products. Project activities included research on the supply chains of particular products, public awareness-raising events and initiatives, and lobbying and advocacy work.
In the UK, we’re a member of the Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN), a coalition of NGOs, unions and food groups advocating to extend the role and remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator further along supermarket supply chains, to include indirect suppliers. We made the case in a joint letter to the Guardian in September 2017. Read the letter here.
In June 2017, we held a webinar with Professor Christopher Tankou, an expert on the cocoa supply chain from University of Dschang, Cameroon. To learn about some of the social and environmental effects of the global demand for chocolate, watch the recording on Think Global’s Vimeo channel, and download the webinar slides.
If you would like more information about our work on this project, get in touch!
This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Think Global and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.