What is ‘traceability’?

Origin & Pathway


“Traceability” is the verification of material origin and the pathway to market. “Origin” is the physical location where a material is first extracted, by what process it was extracted, the time of extraction, and by whom. “Pathway” is the value chain of each material as it travels downstream from mine to market and becomes a finished product through trading, processing, and manufacturing. This complete definition of traceability meets best practices and allows for due diligence; including compliance and standards.
A ‘traceable product’ is fully mapped and has a verified origin and pathway. Without robust verification of both origin and pathway, it is not possible to hold unqualified traceability claims – and materials fall short of a source-marketable product.
Traceability is the zenith of supply chain management; providing unmatched capability to demonstrate compliance and standards, while opening up market opportunities.

Ravara Traceability Standards™

Ravara Traceability Standards™ offer the highest level of Traceability.
A key component of the Ravara system, Ravara Traceability establishes traceability verification for materials from the mine – through the value chain – and to the market. Ravara Traceability provides for critical elements to establish Certification:
     –   Ravara Traceability Procedures
     –   Ravara Traceability Documentation
     –   Ravara Traceability-Level Tech Qualification
     –   Ravara Verification
Three traceability levels within the Ravara Traceability Standards:
•  Self-Supported: Limited value chain data and/or limited verification
•  System-Supported: Multi-level value chain data with minimum verification
•  Verified: Complete value chain that meets the Ravara Traceability Standards
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