Sustainable Vanilla Initiative Podcast

Jan Gilhuis, Senior Program Manager in the IDH Fresh & Ingredients Program, and Don Seville, Co-director of the Sustainable Food Lab, discuss the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative. Hear about the motivation behind setting up the initiative, gain insight into the activities carried out with private and public partners, and learn why investing in sustainable livelihoods for…

How Can Companies Harness the SDGs to Strengthen Smallholder Supply Chains?

Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents a significant value creating opportunity for business. According to the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, achieving the SDGs will create up to US$12 trillion of market opportunities[1] for companies across the four economic systems studied in its landmark report Better Business, Better World (food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials…

SVI: Driving Sustainability in the Vanilla Supply Chain

The Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI) aims to improve vanilla bean farmers’ livelihoods and assure the long-term stable supply of high quality natural vanilla. This voluntary food, flavors and fragrances industries program liaises with vanilla exporters, producers, sector organizations and public authorities worldwide to progress issues of governance, traceability, labor rights and technical assistance to grower…