Sustainability begins with evaluating and understanding what is needed most to sustain and improve your supply chain.
1:30: What do you consider to be a sustainable herbal supply chain? What goes into those considerations?
4:30: Sustainability is about not causing detriment to the places you operate in. It also means you’re paying fair wages and people are making a livelihood.
8:30: Site selection is extremely important.
9:30: Case study on Sustainability and Licorice.
13:00: Risk Mitigation in the supply chain and having multiple suppliers to deal with climate change and other geo/political factors.
14:30: Developing New Sourcing Practices:
- Closed-Loop Supply Chain
- Source to Shelf
17:32: Climate change, changes in plant growth patterns, and plant/ingredient chemistry.
19:00: Do we need to carry larger quantities of ingredients to combat availability issues?
20:30: What to consider in long term storage and maintaining potency.
23:20: Planning long term crop availability.
26:00: Other Climate Change Considerations:
- Social responsibility
- Conservation on a global scale; implemented at the local level
- We all have to do better
- Investing in sustainability