We live in the world we buy into
Every day, we buy products that impact our planet. Opaque supply chains are devastating environments and compromising the wellbeing of people, animals and communities. Each product and business is different, but rarely do we have the information we need to make positive choices about what to buy.
Provenance is a digital platform that empowers brands to take steps toward greater transparency. With our software, businesses can easily gather and present information and stories about products and their supply chains, including verified data to support them. By connecting this information to things - in store, on pack and online, we can all discover the origin, journey and impact of our products.
Our collective power is in our shared knowledge
We don’t sell products, we are a framework for gathering and sharing knowledge about them. Provenance is here for businesses that want to bring a digital dimension to products, to reinforce a genuine connection between the people who create and consume them. We aren’t claiming to be ‘ethical’ or ‘sustainable’, but we are striving for both these ideals through a firm commitment to open, accessible information.
Provenance began out of a personal frustration for how little we know about the things we buy.— Jessi Baker, Founder and CEO
We are now a growing social enterprise with a background in software design, product manufacturing and blockchain. Our base is in London, but our mission is global. Our common goal is to deliver meaningful change to commerce through open and accessible information about products and supply chains.
Jessi Baker, Ian Kynnersley, Thibaut Schaeffer, Luke Harvey, Harini Manivannan, Samuel Draper, Catherine Rice, Laura Burnett, Simon I’Anson, Dolly Eniola, Paul Mackay, Louise Garvin, Faisal Chaudhuri, David Pepper, Beth Thayne, Aurore Flaceliere, Luke Pontin, Astrid Chang, Caitlin Jones, Craig McCahil and Sarah Fulton Vachon.
With help from
Lily Cole, Brian Fitzpatrick, Scott Bell, Peter Gabriel, Alexsis de Raadt St. James, Chemain Sanan, Neliana Fuenmayor, Anina Henggeler, Nicole Green, Matthew Hussey, Rosa Koolhoven, Guy Lipscombe, Ben Maxwell, Gavin Starks, Jutta Steiner and Tim Wilson.
I'm excited to work every day on technology that increases trust through honest, transparent communication and harnesses commerce to bring about meaningful change.Ian Kynnersley
Chief Technology Officer
Blockchain opens new horizons for brand transparency, and it’s great to be working with this tech at such a pivotal moment in consumer culture.Thibaut Schaeffer
Our social mission is baked into our Articles of Association at Companies House.
The company Project Provenance Ltd exists to empower people to change the way the global economy works. Creating and fostering open and accessible information about products is at our core, inspiring us to be active citizens through the things we choose to buy. We believe companies like us can and should operate both to succeed as a business and in service to local and global communities.
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Project Provenance Ltd,
71 Fanshaw St,
London, N1 6LA, UK
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CEO: Jessi Baker
Company number: 8622563
VAT number: 168965544
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