Governance

Social Sustainability Committee

The Social Sustainability Committee (SSC) has been set up by our Board of Directors to drive global collaboration between retailers and manufacturers in identifying and tackling key social sustainability issues for the industry. In 2016, CEOs approved a new social resolution to fight forced labour, the first industry commitment of its kind in tackling such a pressing social issue, and their company representatives in the SSC are working together to design and implement innovative ways to address the multiple forms of forced labour.
 
The Social Sustainability Committee is sponsored at Board level by Mark Bolland, CEO of Marks & Spencer and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, and chaired by their representatives, respectively Mike Barry, Director of Plan A, and Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer.
 
Building on the consumer goods companies’ long history in promoting decent working conditions, the Social Sustainability Committee’s role is to identify key foci and recommend corresponding actions to the Board, steer the broad implementation of these commitments across the industry, create meaningful collaborations with external stakeholders, and act as champions of our projects within their own companies all for the overarching objective to drive impactful change in the fight against forced labour.
 

 

Company Name
AholdDelhaize Hugo BYRNES
Barilla Luca VIRGINIO
Beijing Hualian Group Lucy LU
The Body Shop International PLC Audrey BLANCART/ Mary TEAKLE
Brambles Mike MULLIN
Campbell Soup Company Niki KING
Carrefour CAROLE De MONTGOLFIER / Bertrand SWIDERSKI
The Coca-Cola Company Brent WILTON
The Colgate-Palmolive Company Lori MICHELIN
Danone Frederique DESROCHES
El Corte Inglés Bernardo Cruza MARTOS
General Mills Jerry LYNCH
Groupe Casino Matthieu RICHE
Grupo Bimbo Martha E HERNANDEZ / Francisco Chavez VISOSO
Heineken Michael DICKSTEIN / Rutger GOETHART
Henkel Franz SPEER
Hormel Foods Kelly BRAATEN/Wendy WATKINS
Intermarché Olivier TOUZE
Jerónimo Martins Sara MIRANDA
The J.M. Smucker Company Brian WHITE
Johnson & Johnson Paulette FRANK / Thomas LaVAKE
Kao Corporation Mr. Haruo HATANAKA / Takashi YOSHIOKA
Kellogg Company Emeka NWANKPAH / Diane HOLDORF
Kimberly Clark Corporation Lisa MORDEN / Kent McVAY
L'Oréal Charles DUCLAUX / Magda CARRASCO
Marks & Spencer Mike BARRY / Louise NICHOLLS
Mars Marika McCauley SINE
McCain Francois TASMOWSKI
Metro Veronika POUNTCHEVA
Migros Franziska STAUBLI
Mondelēz International Chris McGRATH / Jonathan HORRELL
Nestlé Pedro PIRES / Saliha BARLATEY / Yann WYSS
NBC Universal Judi KOVACS
Norges Gruppen ASA Bjart Thorkil PEDERSEN
NTUC FairPrice Kok Sin KOH
P&G Clare IERY
PepsiCo Brian KRAMER
Pick n Pay David NORTH
REWE Group Laura MEISSNER
S.C. Johnson Kelly SEMRAU
SAB Miller Christel COSTAGLI/ Clare FLANNERY
Sainsbury's Paul CREWE / Laura FALK
SCA Maria MOLLBERG
Tesco Paul DEARMAN / Giles BOLTON
Unilever Jeff SEABRIGHT / Marcela MANUBENS
Walgreens Boots Alliance Lauren STONE
Walmart Tom SMITH
Woolworths Limited Fiona WALMSLEY

 

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Download One Pager

Download the full Forced Labour Resolution, Priority Industry Principles and other relevant information on our work in this area in a single one-pager that’s easy to share with both internal and external stakeholders. 

 

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Join the Fight

Success for our industry can only be achieved if we stand together. It will require collaborative actions on a global scale, so join your peers who are already working to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains. Members interested in collaborating on the issue are welcome to join our member-led working groups.

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Social Announcement

Our Social Resolution was announced on 14th January 2016. It highlights our Board's commitment to the ambitious, new resolution to fight forced labour issues throughout global supply chains and launches a rallying call to the industry.

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The CGF & the SDGs

Our portfolio of programmes currently covers 10 of the UN's Sustainable Developments Goals, with Goal 8 being of specific relevance to our work on Social Sustainability. 

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The GSCP Approach

It is crucial to build on existing industry initiatives to amplify innovations in supply chain sustainability. The work achieved by our Global Social Compliance Programme and other efforts to support increased harmonisation of supply chain practices will be instrumental in driving this necessary change.

 

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Social Influencers

Social Sustainability Committee Member @ the CGFBeijing Hualian Lucy Lu

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