UPDATED – TheChocolateLife :: LIVE – Constructing Transparent Transparency Reports

UPDATED – TheChocolateLife :: LIVE – Constructing Transparent Transparency Reports

Episode 39 streams LIVE worldwide from Brooklyn, NY starting at 12:00 EDT on Tuesday, May 10th.

Episode 39 was all about deconstructing transparency reports – demonstrating how I look at them with a critical, skeptical eye to try to figure out what they are, and are not, saying. My goal for doing this is to help others develop an awareness that will help them be better consumers of these reports.

Not surprisingly, some reports are more “transparent” than others, and during that live stream I took a look at what I thought some of them did well, and some of them did not so well.

It’s also fair to say that some reports do not claim explicitly to be transparency reports. They are sourcing reports or annual reports. But the purpose of all of these reports has a common element – to narrate a story about responsible sourcing and the impact their sourcing policies have in producing countries and within the broader confectionery industry.
UPDATED: TheChocolateLife :: LIVE – Deconstructing “Transparency” Reports
Episode 39 streams LIVE worldwide from Brooklyn, NY from 12:00 EDT on Friday, May 6th.
Watching this live stream and taking a look at the reports themselves is recommended homework before catching this live stream.

I believe it’s not sufficient to just take the negative position, you have to be able to make a positive case.

That’s what I am going to do in this live stream– propose some principles for constructing reports that make it easier for all readers – those within the industry who possess subject matter expertise and general consumers who lack insider knowledge and perspective – to decode them.


Information Design Resources

Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative: Edward R. Tufte: 9780961392123: Books: Amazon.com
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Amazon.com: Visual and Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions: 9780961392130: Edward R. Tufte: Books
Amazon.com: Visual and Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions: 9780961392130: Edward R. Tufte: Books
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Amazon - Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps: Bertin, Jacques: 9781589482616: Books
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Seeing with Fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, Truth: Edward R. Tufte: 9781930824003: Books
Seeing with Fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, Truth [Edward R. Tufte] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Seeing with Fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, Truth
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Another Company’s Reports to Review – Original Beans

Chocolate Foodprint 2021 | Tree Tracker
Felchlin makes the chocolate for Original Beans.
Cacao Origins
Like other tree fruits, cacao is infused with flavours from its terroir. Its seeds are full of nutrition and when harvested, fermented and dried with craft, they reveal the unique character of their distinct origins.
Original Beans Regeneration Catalogue 2021-22.pdf

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