Business is about collaboration between individuals and individual organizations – and even more when talking about sustainable business. Do we know all individuals in our supply chain?

We created the initiative because, like so many of us working with World Wide Supply Chains, we know that the widespread availability of reliable supply chain data is critical to the transition to a more sustainable future. If consumers and others can be sure which products are genuinely sustainable and which not, then demand – and therefore supply – will shift rapidly in the right direction.

Our vision therefore is for a world where verified, cost effective and end-to-end transparency for every product supply chain is widely available to consumers and others. That is why, at True-Code, we believe that supply chain transparency should be as pre-competitive as possible. At we think that this system can be improved to the benefit of all parties – small-holders, buying groups and certification schemes – while ultimately providing better assurance to the end customer. We do this by:

  1. Creating a facility passport for each individual small-holder farmer – at no added cost to them – so that they can provide better evidence of their sustainability credentials
  2. Improving data collection so that cooperatives and other buying groups can strengthen their sustainability value proposition to their customers
  3. Enabling existing auditors and certification schemes to verify these data

Organizations cannot claim what they do not know. The majority of the sustainability issues in the supply chain are location related and connected to the first mile: (small-holder) farmers. The starting point for the True-code is therefore the identification of each individual location. We know that we have to do that identification at no cost as the majority of the (small-holder) farmers cannot bare those costs. A free facility passport offers chances for all: end2end. The fields of the True-code facility passport are based on the simple True-code data model. Besides the True-code number only 3 fields are public. The rest of the fields are collected but stay private.

  • country
  • activity
  • product classification