EMNS Discusses Forced Labor In The Supply Chain At CGF Sustainable Retail Summit

EMNS, Inc, the provider of GSQA, a leading enterprise supplier quality management and visibility application, spoke at The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit in Montreal, Canada on Tuesday, October 3rd.

The presentation provided insight into how organizations could use technology to reassure consumers that their food was ethically sourced. The role of different systems and services to gather, manage, and share accurate data about how products are produced was discussed. A case study using technology brought the theory to life.

This presentation was part of the 2nd annual Sustainable Retail Summit which helps consumer goods companies and retailers to understand their sustainability challenges, the limitations they face and practical solutions to help address them. The Summit ended with an outlook on what the future in sustainable supply chain management might look like.

“We hope to demonstrate that there is a solution to being able to track the ethical sourcing of ingredients and raw materials in the food supply chain,” states Bill Benda, EMNS’ CEO. “GSQA’s collaborative approach to ongoing supplier certifications and inbound material quality ensures organizations can provide consumers accountability in how they source their goods.”

“Interoperability is key to achieving the required level of transparency needed by companies to operate effectively and meet changing consumer demands. Core to the CGF’s value proposition is bringing different actors together to discuss solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. We are grateful to EMNS for being part of our Sustainable Retail Summit and for helping to demonstrate how technology – applied and turned into an enabler - offers many ways to support sustainable supply chains globally,” added Ruediger Hagedorn, Director, End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar of The Consumer Goods Forum.

About EMNS, Inc.

For over 20 years, GSQA has provided operations, procurement and quality departments with digitally driven supply chain visibility, while supporting regulatory compliance. Delivered in a SaaS model, GSQA supports both global and regional manufacturers in automotive, food and chemical markets. The system typically pays for itself in less than six months by reducing inventory and streamlining supply chain operations. To learn more about GSQA, visit http://www.gsqa.com.

About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit: http://www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

About the Sustainable Retail Summit

The Sustainable Retail Summit is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand how companies are taking positive actions and collaborating to overcome today’s biggest industry challenges. From eradicating forced labor, reducing and measuring food loss and waste to supporting healthier diets and lifestyles, the Sustainable Retail Summit provides practical sessions on how to implement change and meet these challenging demands head on.

 

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