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Verify claims about sustainable and ethical production using data science and machine learning

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Trace

Trace products throughout supply chains by capturing product level data using IoT and storing it in our decentralised platform

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Share

Share traceability stories with consumers with powerful digital experiences in-store and food service, online and on products

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Verify

OpenSC enables businesses and consumers to verify claims about whether a product was sustainably and ethically produced. We can help strengthen voluntary certification standards with the latest technology. OpenSC can also automate verification for individual products in real time by using data science and machine learning to analyse digital information such as satellite imagery, live video monitoring and worker biometric data. See examples of the types of claims that you can verify using OpenSC below.

VERIFY

Working with certifications

The established way to verify claims about responsible production has been through voluntary certification standards. Businesses who have invested in becoming certified and certification bodies can use OpenSC to strengthen these efforts with the latest technology. OpenSC enables product certification to be shared with consumers across a range of digital channels to maximise visibility and interactive engagement. We can trace certified products throughout supply chains to ensure authenticity and trust. We can also use data science and machine learning to audit against certification standards in real time.

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EXAMPLE: FAIR LABOUR

"Produced by registered legal workers"

Many of the products we buy involve slave labour or undocumented workers. Technology can be used to verify whether a product was produced by registered legal workers by cross-analysing existing data from staff management systems with live video monitoring using visual recognition software. Further improvements can be made by implementing biometric digital IDs for employees including fingerprint scans, facial and voice recognition and worker voice tools such as mobile surveys and reporting channels.

EXAMPLE: LEGAL

"Fished in legal zones"

Too much of the world's seafood is caught illegally  in protected zones or by unregistered vessels. This is difficult to monitor because while vessels are not allowed to fish in protected zones, they are often allowed to travel through them. OpenSC can verify whether a vessel was fishing in protected areas by using machine learning to analyse vessel GPS locations, coordinates of protected zones, vessel speed, sea depth and weather data (all of which can impact whether it is possible for a vessel to fish). See Austral case study for detailed example.

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EXAMPLE: ENVIRONMENT

"Grazed on deforestation-free land"

Huge areas of natural forest are cleared every year for beef farming. Technology can be used to verify that a product was farmed on deforestation-free land by analysing satellite imagery over time to determine whether an area was cleared in recent years. This can be overlaid with farm boundary coordinates and a unique ID tracing the product back to a particular property to verify that it was produced without deforestation.

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Want to verify something else?

There are many other claims and types of information that can be verified on the OpenSC platform. Please contact us if you have another idea in mind or have questions about what OpenSC can do for your business and products.

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Trace

OpenSC enables businesses and consumers to trace products throughout supply chains from origin to point of purchase.

TRACE

Capture product level data using IoT

OpenSC works with businesses to implement technology and processes which capture unique product-level data throughout supply chains using IoT. Sensors can be used to track a product's location, temperature, exposure to light, chain of custody and other attributes. Our guiding philosophy is to make technology invisible to the people using it in order to automate and accelerate operations rather than disrupt workflow with additional steps.

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Store data in our decentralised platform

OpenSC stores traceability data in a secure and trustworthy way on our decentralised platform. Different players along the supply chain can collaborate by contributing data about the product at each stage to form an end-to-end view. All data is secure and tamper-proof, with businesses always remaining in control of commercially sensitive information.

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Share

OpenSC works with businesses to design ways of sharing information about how their products are produced and their journey from origin to point of purchase through engaging digital experiences across a range of channels.

SHARE

Retail

Create engaging digital experiences for consumers in delis, isles, with 'farmers-market-style' installations or at point-of-sale

SHARE

Food Service

Tell powerful stories about the food you serve through direct consumer experiences or by empowering your team with information to share

SHARE

Online

Showcase transparency information with integrated tools and plugins on your websites and apps, ecommerce sites, and social channels

SHARE

On Product

Connect directly with consumers by attaching unique digital IDs to your products and enabling interactive engagement (For example, with QR codes, NFC or bluetooth tags)

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