Inside Supply Management Magazine

March/April 2023

Coffee, Chocolate and Socially Responsible Sourcing

March 08, 2023

Providing more sustainable and transparent products requires closing ‘areas of disconnect’ through more sophisticated, on-the-ground oversight of farming, labor practices and supply chains.

By Melanie Stern

Most people seldom think about how the sweat and sacrifices of others enables our enjoyment. Consider the rich aroma and satisfying taste of coffee, the sweet and smooth indulgence of chocolate and the host of other products sourced from cocoa and cacao trees. But these supply chains move under the shadow of beginnings that are often unsavory


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