Understanding Our Role

The Challenge

The proliferation of codes, audit duplication and divergence of approach is causing inefficiency while slowing improvement within the supply chain. Indeed the resulting confusion over requirements and lack of clarity on best practice and accountability goes so far as to hinder the application of international labour standards and the respect of workers’ rights and good environmental practices in many cases.
There is a need – and an opportunity – for cross-industry collaboration for harmonisation, continuous improvement, training and capacity building.

The Programme

The GSCP brings together key actors of the consumer goods industry to collaborate on a common goal: driving positive change and business efficiency in the areas of social and environmental sustainability along the supply chain. Motivated by the conviction that the way forward in sustainability is through collaboration and convergence, these experts from various sectors and affiliations, including major retail companies, brand manufacturers, international organisations, academia and government, have joined forces within the GSCP framework to deliver a harmonised, global approach for more efficient and sustainable supply chains, as well as the eradication of forced labour. This work is accomplished through a complete suite of Reference Tools, a robust Equivalence Process and the 2016 CGF Board Resolution on Forced Labour.


Peter Freedman, CGF, GSCP


Our Mission

Provide and promote an international reference and common understanding of best practices for sustainable supply chain management.


Our Vision

More sustainable global supply chains.  


Our Role

The GSCP is not a new standard or monitoring initiative. Our members rely on sustainability standards and compliance initiatives and they created the GSCP to set the international reference on best practices for sustainable supply chain management for all actors to use. We are an open-source platform that helps our members work towards and promote the harmonisation of efforts for the improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains, and membership to our collaborative platform provides many community benefits.

Learn About Our Approach

GSCP and the Supply Chain Actors

GSCP Reference Tools      GSCP Equivalence Process