Origin verification using trusted scientific technology.
Provenance (noun):The earliest place of origin.
We bring a unique forensic-based understanding of global supply chains and expertise in chemical profiling to address challenges of credibility, trust and provenance verification for modern supply chains.
Our provenance science service includes custom or pre-designed programs, and consulting.
Origin verification gives clients the ability to verify the origin of their products via scientific analysis to mitigate risk, validate digital data, protect their brand and support transparency within their supply chains.
All Source Certain provenance verification programs are delivered using TSW Trace®. TSW Trace is the name of our proprietary provenance verification solution, which is our scientific process for determining the provenance, or origin, of a product. Whether an item is natural or man-made, its chemical composition represents where it is from and how it may have been produced. Animals absorb these trace elements, isotopes, chemicals and molecules through the process of eating, plants through nutrient uptake, and minerals and stones during mineralising events. We use this information to create a unique reference chemical fingerprint for the product and its matching location of origin. This fingerprint allows us to verify a product back to a specific point of origin from any point in the supply chain – its provenance.
Source Certain has active provenance verification programs in place across numerous natural resource industries. We are proud of our long-term commitment to the Australian seafood industry, working with industry bodies and producers to build consumer trust, protect industry value and identify substitution and false claims.
Source Certain is a proud member of Seafood Industry Australia.
Our point of difference is the level of precision that TSW Trace delivers. While other service providers can identify the country of origin or region of origin, we pinpoint the location of origin down to a farm, fishery, pond, plantation, kimberlite pipe or mine. As the pioneers of provenance science and the associated analytical methods needed to deliver it, we can profile samples to a level of precision that is hard for our competitors.
Your trusted supply chain partner
From seafood, eggs and dairy to diamonds, metals and minerals, TSW Trace is the choice of scientific technology for the origin verification of natural resources.
As experienced analytical service providers, we know that testing is much more than just about individual test results. What sets us apart from others is that our staff are on-hand to work with you and your suppliers to solve problems.
There is a gap between where something is grown and where it is labelled. That is the space we operate in.
Explore the challenges faced by each industry
We work many industries with defined needs for provenance science services. Click through the key industries we work with to see what challenges they face and how our origin verification service can help mitigate these risks.
Supply chain security, supply chain resilience, the validity of ESG claims.
As we diversify and look for new sources of critical and strategic minerals, scientific provenance verification can support the building of resilient supply chains, manage supply chain risks and offer assurance of origin to key stakeholders.
Production claims such as 'free-range' are provenance based claims. Our scientific provenance verification technology enables the assessment of these claims to identify instances of substitution, like that of free-range with cage or barn laid eggs.
Our scientific provenance verification can identify diamond pipe of origin, lab-grown diamond laboratory and mine sites to underpin the integrity of gold, and natural diamond and lab grown diamond certification.
Lack of traceability, mislabelling of origin, species substitution, unethical labour practices.
Scientific provenance verification can identify discrete coffee plantations to help identify instances of substitution and mislabelling within certified supply chains. Labour practices and ESG claims can also be validated if the origin at which these are delivered can be verified.
Source Certain commenced a pilot supply chain integrity program for WA Farm Direct (WFD), the licenced owner and original developer of boutique apple variety Bravo™ in 2021. The program has just been extended to cover all orchards across Australia.
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