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Vive

Our programme

VIVE is a voluntary‭, ‬continuous improvement sustainability programme for sugarcane and sugar beet supply chains, ‬‬covering all operations and activities for producers through to end users that have a bearing on sustainability‭.‬

 

VIVE is for businesses that want to do more than just to tick a box for sustainability‭, ‬they want to participate because they know‭ ‬that it is key to their continued growth and commercial success.

 

The programme consists of five modules that‭, ‬in combination‭, ‬cover all the operations and activities that contribute to the sustainability of sugar products supplied.

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Farm

Promote good agricultural practices that result in the efficient and environmentally sustainable production of sugar.

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Facilities

Manage facilities ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees and visitors.

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Shippers

Demonstrate responsibility for each step of the supply-chain where it retains ownership or duty of care for sugar products moving along the supply-chain.

Color ring Forwarders

Forwarders

Ensure traceability of raw materials back to individual farms and finished products forward to its individual customers.

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Chain of Custody

In the event that elements of a supply chain are not covered by the relevant supply chain companies’‭ ‬participation in VIVE‭, ‬the VIVE Chain of Custody Module has been created to assess the traceability of VIVE sugar once it leaves the control of the producer‭.‬

Color ring Farm

Farm

Color ring Facilities

Facilities

Color ring Shippers

Shippers

Color ring Forwarders

Forwarders

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Chain of Custody

Improvement objectives

Within your chosen module(s) VIVE assesses current performance and sets improvement objectives which are tracked at all stages along the supply chain‭, ‬driving continuous improvement‭.‬

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Governance

Governance

Embed the business practices and processes necessary for the implementation and maintenance of VIVE‭.‬

People

People

Ensure labour rights, safe & fair working conditions of all involved within the Supply Chain

Environment

Environment

Manage facilities and work with supplying farmers to continually reduce impact upon the environment.

Traceability

Traceability

Ensuring traceability of raw materials back to source location

Getting started

VIVE recognises that participants will be at different stages in their sustainability journey with different priorities.‭ ‬The VIVE programme is made up of three steps‭‭, ‬representing a gradual path to sustainability which can be tailored to each participant‭.‬

Getting started

VIVE is flexible and you can choose to participate at one of 3 steps:

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Step 1 - Foundation level

±50% of coverage

Simplified entry level for new participants covering key sustainability principles.

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Step 2 - Claim level

±75% of coverage

Through your performance you will be able to reach VIVE Claim Award, rewarding your business for its sustainability achievements & covering industry standards requirements

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Step 3 - Excellence level

100% of coverage

Through your performance you will be able to reach VIVE Excellence Award offering a unique level of differentiation. For businesses aiming to go above and beyond the essential sustainability requirements. 

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Join the VIVE programme today by contacting us for an introduction.

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5 Steps

VIVE Continuous Improvement Process

Improvement Plan

Within your chosen module/s VIVE assesses current performance and sets improvement objectives which are tracked at all stages along the supply chain‭, ‬driving continuous improvement‭ through bespoke improvement plans.‬

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VIVE Benchmarks

We recognise that there are many schemes and accreditations available to aid with performance and you may think we are just another one‮…‬‭ ‬but VIVE has been successfully benchmarked against several other schemes‭, ‬allowing us to measure and benchmark your performance against their programmes‭, ‬consolidating your position and action plans in line with‭:‬

VIVE Benchmarks

Reducing audit fatigue

The VIVE programme is designed to be able to operate along the whole supply chain from producer to industrial end-user and comprehensively covers the key sustainability aspects within the areas of People‭, ‬Planet and Profit‭. ‬

 

VIVE is able to act as an‭ ‬‘umbrella’‭ ‬programme‭, ‬benchmarked against other sustainability initiatives ‭and standards. ‬This provides the potential for one VIVE assessment to meet the requirements of several programmes at once‭, ‬thus reducing‭ ‬‘audit fatigue’‭.‬

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VIVE Awards will be attributed to participants, highlighting their performance against the programme. In addition to this benchmark results will be delivered as part of the assessment report demonstrating the company sustainability achievements through a range of globally recognised standards. 

VIVE Claim & Excellence Awards

VIVE Claim & Excellence Awards

The VIVE Awards, Claim & Excellence Awards, encourage participants to go above and beyond in their Sustainability Journey opening up commercial opportunities through demonstration of their achievements.

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Initial measurement

VIVE measures every aspect of your supply chain to identify best practice and highlight areas for improvement.

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Current performance

Participants can progress quickly identifying accurately the gaps in their supply chain and choosing their Improvement Plan according to their resources and needs for Improvement.

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Highlighting excellence

VIVE highlights your areas of excellence and drives immediate Improvement through the supply chain.

Use our benchmark chart below to see the requirements

  • VIVE highlights your areas of Sustainability achievements whilst recognizing the requirement of other Sustainability Programmes

  • VIVE highlights your areas of Sustainability achievements whilst recognizing the requirement of other Sustainability Programmes

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SGP

All requirements

SGP compliance

SGP compliance

SAGP

Mandatory requirements

SAGP

Core requirements

SAGP

Recommended requirements

SAGP compliance

SAGP ‘beyond compliance’

SAI

Essential requirements

SAI

Basic requirements

SAI

Advanced requirements

SAI Bronze level

SAI Silver or Gold level

Our partnership

The VIVE programme marries over 20‭ ‬years of sustainability expertise from AB Sustain with established trade and supply chain prowess from Czarnikow‭.‬

 

This‭, ‬in turn‭, ‬is a partnership offering continuous improvement and commercial advantage from being physically involved in the complete supply chain process‭.‬

Our partnership
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Our mission is to work with the organisations that are most committed to driving sustainable improvement in their supply chains‭ ‬and to help them make this happen‭. ‬Our international reach means we collaborate across a wealth of sectors‭. ‬For our clients this‭ ‬means an assurance that we are connected in the right places with the most up-to-date industry intelligence and technology‭. ‬

 

AB‭ ‬Sustain is part of AB Agri Ltd‭, ‬the agricultural division of Associated British Foods PLC‭, ‬a diversified‭, ‬international ingredients and retail group with sales of‭ ‬£12.8bn and over 124,000‭ ‬employees in 48‭ ‬countries‭.‬

At Czarnikow, we use our specialist networks and knowledge to manage the most sustainable, efficient and cost-effective movement of products for our clients.

 

BUY, SELL AND MOVE

We buy, sell and move unrefined (raw) sugar, refined (white) sugar and complementary products for industrial food and beverage companies, producers, and processors.

 

ADVISE, ARRANGE AND DERISK

We provide financing, pricing, supply chain and sustainability services to create value and reduce the risks of moving products on behalf of our clients. We also have a specialised corporate finance team.

Responsibility

Responsibility

We view responsibility differently‭ ‬‮ –‬looking deeper into the supply chain to implement sustainable solutions‭.‬

Fresh views

Fresh views

We look at the sugar industry differently‭ ‬‮  –‬thinking and working as a partner to support our clients.

Problem solvers

Problem solvers

We tackle problems differently‭ ‬‮–‬ investing in cutting-edge IT and services to address supply chain challenges‭.‬

Join VIVE today

Don’t just tick a box for sustainabililty‭. ‬Reap the benefits of being part of a continually improving‭, ‬sustainable supply chain‮…‬

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