They observed that multinational enterprises in global agrifood networks struggle to integrate UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into their supply chains due to key intermediaries in the supply network not seeing sustainability strategies as economically feasible. In response, they applied the ROSI methodology to achieve a more strategic supply-chain approach for food commodities.
They modeled the coconut supply network in the Philippines, and compared their findings to the Brazilian beef agrifood system to develop categories of benefits that establish a more stable sustainable supply chain that can better address complex social–environmental dynamics and foster strategic partnerships.
Benefits outlined include:
- A stable and sustainable supply chain
- Long-term contracts
- Sustainable products
- Brand value and innovation
- Reduction of corporate risk