- Starting with unprocessed raw materials and ending with the final customer using the finished goods, the supply chain links many companies together.
- The material and informational interchanges in the logistical process, stretching from acquisition of raw materials to delivery of finished products to the end user. All vendors, service providers, and customers are links in the supply chain
This illustration of the cocoa supply chain gives you an idea of just how many steps there are in getting your favorite chocolate bar to your tummy:
As you can see, supply chains are complex and involve many different companies, industries, countries, and people – including YOU. The bar of chocolate you enjoy has been through a lot to get to you! This means that when thinking about CSR and corporate accountability, there’s a lot to think about!
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