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Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Blog 15 Sep 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Today’s conscious consumers are transforming their relationship with global brands. They are increasingly making more informed, ethical buying choices and although we saw signs of a consumer shift before the pandemic, recent reports indicate that the disruption caused has fuelled this behaviour. Now, 88% of consumers would like brands to help them to be more […]
SSCI Insights with Thomas van Haaren | Understanding the SSCI Scheme Management Criteria Video 30 Aug 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Thomas van Haaren | Understanding the SSCI Scheme Management Criteria  www.tcgfssci.com | In this episode of SSCI Insights, the SSCI’s Senior Manager at The Consumer Goods Forum, Thomas van Haaren, breaks down the SSCI’s Scheme Management Criteria. To achieve SSCI recognition, third-party certification and auditing schemes are benchmarked against the SSCI Criteria, which cover key sustainability elements and relevant governance mechanisms. Learn more about […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 24 Aug 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition (FPC) is proud to sponsor this year’s annual Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe, to be held virtually from 27th to 29th September. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joins the […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) News Update 18 Aug 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for Processing & Manufacturing Version 1.0. BRCGS submitted Issue 2 of its Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing for review against the SSCI […]
The Power of Holistic Action on Sustainability Podcast 04 Aug 2021 Food Waste The Power of Holistic Action on Sustainability www.tcgfsocial.com | www.tcgfssci.com | In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Louise Chester speaks to Fritz Micus, Director of Corporate Communications at Symrise. Take a listen to hear Fritz speak about Symrise’s innovative, multi-faceted sustainability strategy, and more.  
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members News Update 09 Jul 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members On 28th June 2021, the Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) hosted an informative open house session for all CGF members. The HRC is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) consisting of 23 retailers and manufacturers committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Issues Call for IT Service Providers News Update 09 Jul 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Issues Call for IT Service Providers The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has issued a call for proposals from highly skilled IT service providers to develop an online dashboard to support HRC members’ actions rooting out and eradicating forced labour from their own operations and supply chains. The HRC is a CEO-led […]
SSCI Insights with Yone Dewberry, Land O’Lakes Inc. | Collaboration for Sustainable Supply Chains Video 09 Jul 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Yone Dewberry, Land O’Lakes Inc. | Collaboration for Sustainable Supply Chains  www.tcgfssci.com | In the latest episode of SSCI Insights, the SSCI’s Sairindri Christisabrina chats with Land O’Lakes’ Yone Dewberry about the challenges, complexities, and connections businesses face in the sustainability standards landscape.  
Collaborating to #SeaFoodChange: Reflections on the GSSI and SSCI Partnership Blog 05 Jul 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Collaborating to #SeaFoodChange: Reflections on the GSSI and SSCI Partnership The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a public-private partnership of over 90 stakeholders representing the full seafood value chain, companies, NGOs, governments and international organizations – including the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). GSSI promotes sector-wide collaboration to drive forward more sustainable seafood for everyone. We offer a precompetitive platform to develop global […]
International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea Blog 30 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea The Day of the Seafarer may not be a day that is at the forefront of public consciousness, but it should be. The coronavirus has devastated lives on a global scale and perhaps irreparably shifted our understanding of our health and freedom. However, whilst some parts of the globe are attempting to regain some sense […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Press Release 23 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) launches 5-year project between coalition of retailer and manufacturer members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Projects focus on eradicating forced labour from companies’ own operations and companies’ palm oil supply chains in Malaysia, and on creating enabling […]
Helping People Thrive Through Responsible Sourcing and Due Diligence Podcast 18 Jun 2021 Social Sustainability Helping People Thrive Through Responsible Sourcing and Due Diligence www.tcgfsocial.com | www.tcgfssci.com | In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden checks in with Brian White, Vice President Compliance at the J.M. Smucker Company, an active and long-time participant in the CGF’s social sustainability work on human rights, responsible sourcing, and due diligence. Take a listen to hear Brian’s reflections on […]
Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 10 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 10 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS), the programme’s first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s At-Sea Operations scope. RVFS is the first scheme […]
Kenya Flower Council Applies for SSCI Benchmarking  Press Release 10 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Kenya Flower Council Applies for SSCI Benchmarking  PARIS, 10 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from the Kenya Flower Council (KFC), the programme’s first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Primary Production scope. KFC is the first scheme to […]
SSCI Insights with Yumie Kawashima, AEON Co., Ltd. | Building a Sustainable Seafood Sector Video 09 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Yumie Kawashima, AEON Co., Ltd. | Building a Sustainable Seafood Sector
Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  Blog 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  We all know that to tackle the scale of the societal and environmental challenges we face, every business has a vital role in helping to make a positive impact for people and the planet. As World Environment Day has just highlighted, actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of communities and our environment now […]