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Board and Committee Leadership

The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is part of the CGF Sustainability Pillar. The Sustainability Pillar is sponsored at Board level by Steve Rowe, CEO of Marks & Spencer and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. As Board sponsors they actively drive and support the work of the Sustainability Pillar and present the team’s progress to their peers during our bi-annual Board of Directors meetings.

The SSCI Steering Committee is co-chaired by Hugo Byrnes, Vice President Product Integrity of Ahold Delhaize and Vineet Khanna, Vice President Supply Chain of Nestlé.

The Steering Committee has the mission of shaping the agenda and driving the development of the SSCI. It is also ensuring a streamlined approach to benchmarking across the CGF, by overseeing the alignment with the Global Food Safety Initiative benchmarking workstream.

The Steering Committee’s role is to recommend corresponding actions to the Board, steer the broad implementation of the SSCI 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.

Under the strategic guidance of the SSCI Steering Committee, two Technical Working Groups have worked to develop the content for the benchmarking and recognition of schemes as well as the underlying benchmarking process and methodology.

SSCI Steering Committee Members

Co-chair: Hugo Byrnes, Ahold Delhaize

Co-chair: Vineet Khanna, Nestlé

Leon Mol, Ahold Delhaize

Andrea Chu, Campbell Soup

Livia Martini, Campbell Soup

Stuart Cranfield, Clarks

Raphael Schilling, Coop

Vincent Maurice, Danone

Kelley Bell, Driscoll’s

Bernardo Cruza, El Corte Ingles

Maria Mollberg, Essity

Stefan Henricson, Essity

Bertrand Conquéret, Henkel

Ana Rovisco, Jerónimo Martins

Tiago Silva, Jerónimo Martins

Alain Brandon, Loblaw

Veronika Pountcheva, Metro

Donna Lynn Browne, Naturipe Farms LLC

Judi Kovacs, NBC Universal

Massimo Zanoni, NBC Universal

Bjart Thorkil Pedersen, NorgesGruppen ASA

Brian Kramer, PepsiCo

Nalini Bates, Procter & Gamble

Stefano Zenezini, Procter & Gamble

Megan Arnold, Robinson Fresh

Paul Cruikshank, Robinson Fresh

Caroline Markiton, Sephora

Erika Mink, Tetra Pak International

Brian White, The J.M. Smucker Company

Neil Khandke, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Marcela Manubens, Unilever

Suzanne Forbes, Wakefern

Fiona Walmsley, Woolworths Limited

Meet the SSC Team


Sonja Schmid

Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative | SSCI
The Consumer Goods Forum

Didier Bergeret

Director, Social Sustainability & SSCI
The Consumer Goods Forum

Louise Chester

Communications Officer
The Consumer Goods Forum

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