Buyers are using sustainability as a fundamental part of how they source their products.
Overall, Sinclair said produce suppliers score 28% on the scale,
Sinclair said the index allows the chain to look at sourcing in a consistent way. He cited a recent trip to Peru.
“When we consider (whether we) should be buying blueberries from Peru — what is the carbon footprint, what is the impact across the board — the neat thing about the index is that allows us to compare one with the other.“