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 Sharing our Progress

The SSCI was created in June 2017 following a decision made by the CGF Board of Directors. As we prepare to launch the first benchmark scope of SSCI, we have developed a timeline to guide the process. Whilst we are working hard to meet the deadlines, we will take an iterative approach regarding the development of the initiative. Therefore, the timeline is subject to change.

The first scope of SSCI will cover social compliance schemes that audit or certify processing and manufacturing facilities, across sectors. The draft SSCI Benchmarking Criteria have been developed by two Technical Working Groups, made up of CGF members, and were consequently approved by the SSCI Steering Committee. In addition, we reached out to more than 50 selected stakeholders for additional feedback and expert comments during the development process.

As part of our commitment to transparency and stakeholder engagement, we held a 60-day public consultation of the first scope of the SSCI benchmark during from July to September 2018, as well as in-person stakeholder workshops. 

We are currently integrating the stakeholder comments that we received, and working towards the launch of the first SSCI social compliance scope.

If you would like to stay updated on our progress, please continue to check the below timeline over the coming weeks and months.

The Timeline

Whilst we are working hard to meet the below timeline, we will take an iterative approach regarding the development of SSCI. Therefore, the timeline is subject to change.

Item Responsibility Timeline 
First Draft Benchmarking RequirementsCGF November 2017
Technical Working Group inputTechnical Working GroupsDecember 2017 – April 2018
Stakeholder input (1st round) StakeholderMarch – April 2018
Approval of first draft of benchmarking documents Steering CommitteeEnd of April 2018
Stakeholder input (2nd round) StakeholderMay 2018
Approval of second draft of benchmarking documents Steering CommitteeJune 2018
Public consultationAll interested parties July-September 2018
4 public consultation webinars and 2 in-person workshops (Geneva, New York)All interested parties July-September 2018
Integration of public comments and final approvalsTechnical Working Groups / Steering CommitteeQ1 2019
Launch CGFPlanned Q2 2019