I started my career working at a palm oil plantation in Liberia, where I was immediately challenged with gaining and keeping compliance with a sustainability certification (RSPO). This continuous administrative burden and the degree of uncertainty this certification brought opened my eyes. We often wondered: are our efforts and work sufficient to pass the next audit? Nobody knew for sure. After this adventure, I started working in a software company that provides a supply chain planning solution (OMP). With my experience at the palm oil plantation and my expertise gained at OMP, I was able to merge these elements into my own startup, Hentrac. In doing so, I developed a supply chain traceability solution that combines traceability certification compliance, IT and automation, and supply chain insights.

Hentrac’s automated platform addresses the increasing expectations from consumers, investors, and governments for verifiable certifications on sustainable products and processes. Traceability has become pivotal in certifying sustainable practices, offering visibility into the movement of products along the entire value chain, and providing precise information about inputs, supplier practices, and conversion processes. Nevertheless, while setting up a pilot project in supply chain traceability might be straightforward, many companies find scaling it across different application areas and navigating the intricate bookkeeping and reporting processes daunting.

Hentrac steps in precisely where these companies struggle, offering an automated and centralised platform to simplify the journey towards transparent supply chain traceability. Founded on an international stage through a co-development project with Monument Chemical, a US-based multinational, Hentrac operates in a global environment. Scalability is a key focus, enabling expansion within and across sectors. Hentrac’s success in diverse industries, from the chemical to the food sector, underscores its capability to scale and adapt to different market needs.

Moreover, Hentrac’s impact is tangible and measurable. In the pilot project with Monument Chemical, employees reported an 85% increase in time saved in environmental-related bookkeeping processes. As we look ahead, Hentrac is poised to address emerging markets, including batteries, textiles, and construction, where supply chain traceability is integral. Hentrac is ready to revolutionise these sectors by providing comprehensive and standardised digital information throughout a product’s lifecycle.