With an increasing world population and an upcoming middle class in emerging countries, the future for the nut industry is bright. However, this demands an increase of productivity of traceable and high quality products.

The nut sector has a variety of complex supply chains. Transparency, collaboration, investing efficiently and short supply chains are necessary to accomodate a new approach in supply and procurement. An approach beyond certification.

In 2015 The Sustainable Nut Foundation (SNI) was set up by a number of dedicated private sector actors. The Sustainable Nut Initiative has the objective to stimulate traceability and sustainability in the nut sector. SNI provides the nut sector various tools that can support all actors in the supply chain to meet this objective. The first tool to stimulate productivity and quality, creating traceability and visualize the supply chain, is management information system 3S – Sustainable Supply System.