Supply chain strategy | Podcast

Microphone Weekly podcast: why audits don’t work, plus innovation in the cocoa supply chain

World Cocoa Foundation on sustainable supply chains, TFT on the cons (and pros) of factory audits, and the weekly news roundup

This week: World Cocoa Foundation director, environment, Ethan Budiansky talks with Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb about cocoa supply chain innovation. Budiansky outlines how the industry’s multistakeholder initiative aiming to save west Africa’s forests will measure success. Plus TFT director Hilary Thomson gives Ian Welsh a critical appraisal of the worth of auditing as a tool to uncover modern slavery in supply chains. And, news of World Environment Day’s plastic ambitions, soy sector fines in Brazil, why investors are taking sustainability more seriously and new research into agriculture commodity supply chain forced labour in the weekly roundup.

Hosted by Ian Welsh

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The Future of Climate Action USA

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