UN Accepts Blockchain Companies into Its One Planet Network

Perfecting sustainability

Ambrosus recently joined the United Nations Sponsored ‘One Planet Network’ to establish unique partnerships with Blendhub and Flatev. Ambrosus is a global leader in IoT and blockchain for quality assurance in pharmaceutical and food supply chains, which are a vital use case for the emerging technology. Blendhub is the world’s first decentralized network for food production of powdered foods, while Flatev is a consumer-oriented company focused on snacks and baked goods.

Flatev and Ambrosus were both recently selected by the European Institute of Technology as rising food stars. Their combined solution enables Flatev`s capsule information to be read by a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader with immediate connection to a consumer interface (such as an iPad).

Headquartered in Tallinn, Ambrosus has been accepted and formally recognized as a partner in the United Nations’ One Planet Network. It is one of the first blockchain companies in the Consumer Information Program of the One Planet Network, which seeks to increase sustainability in the consumption and production of food through the use of digital ledger technology. The Consumer Information Program is the world’s most important forum for promoting sustainable, quality, and eco-friendly products to the end consumer.

Founded in 2017 by Dr. Stefan Meyer and Angel Versetti, Ambrosus boasts partnerships with significant global bodies and associations beyond the United Nations, including 10YFP, the Crypto Valley Association, Swiss Food Research, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and the Swiss Coffee Alliance.

CEO Angel Versetti states, “Joining the Consumer Information Program of the One Planet Network is a significant achievement for the growth and expansion of AMB-NET. By working alongside government representatives, non-governmental organizations and some of the most innovative enterprises around the world, Ambrosus can integrate into a prominent network of concerned stakeholders’ intent on providing consumers with much-needed information about the quality and journey of their products. As a pioneer of blockchain and internet of things technology, Ambrosus will provide unique technological solutions for some of the most sophisticated problems surrounding food sustainability and eco-friendly packaging.” 

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Goals of the partnership

This partnership aims to drive sustainability and transparency in the Food Supply Chain. The One Planet Network aims to collaborate with actors from all regions and all sectors to bring together expertise, resources, innovation and commitment towards a shift to more sustainable modes of production and consumption.

In line with the aims set out by the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the Consumer Information Program (CI-SCP) provides Ambrosus with a collaborative and strategic environment to interact with various stakeholders in order to better promote sustainable practices to the end-consumer. It is composed of more than 40 of the world’s most influential agencies including the European Commission Directorate General for the Environment, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the UN-backed International Trade Center.

Blendhub will leverage Ambrosus’ sensor technology and blockchain network to track ingredients, raw materials and end products from their primary source to destination, guaranteeing proof of quality throughout the supply chain. Ambrosus’ partnership with Flatev, meanwhile, will see the companies work together to redefine the quality and transparency standards behind home-baked goods.

For Blendhub, Flatev and Ambrosus, these partnerships will raise the standard for safely and sustainably sourcing ingredients and produce for the home. At the same time, integrating AMB-NET into a globally applicable powdered food technology guarantees industry diversity. With such solutions, details about specific ingredients used every day in homes around the world can easily be accessed by both consumers and retailers in order to provide more transparency in the kitchen and more natural produce overall. Altogether, the three partnerships expand the scope of the Ambrosus ecosystem into international networks, specialized technological solutions for powdered food and the end-consumers’ kitchens. With quality assurance as its core priority, Ambrosus continues to orient its cutting-edge blockchain and IoT platform to the benefit of the end-consumer.

As Angel Versetti concludes, “It is always exciting to have the opportunity to collaborate with consumer-oriented companies like Blendhub and Flatev. Through our partnership with Flatev, consumers around the world will have access to information about the condition of their bread-making ingredients, allowing for an unprecedented level of transparency. In addition, our work with Blendhub will help to further guarantee the quality and traceability of powder-based foods. Together, these partnerships serve to increase the scope and applicability of the Ambrosus ecosystem, inaugurating a new standard of quality assurance that food supply chains from all around the world will stand to benefit from.”

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Grace Muthoni
Grace Muthoni is a Staff Writer for Block Telegraph. She is a Crypto Enthusiast and covers topics relating to the digital currencies and the Blockchain. She studied Economics and is well vested with numbers, statistical analysis, data presentation and quality content writing.

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