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SIZA Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 18 May 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SIZA Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 18th May 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from SIZA, the first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Manufacturing and Processing scope as well as the Primary Production scope. The SSCI is […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes New Member: Woolworths Group News Update 12 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes New Member: Woolworths Group In May 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has been pleased to welcome its newest member, Woolworths Group. The addition of this new member brings the Coalition’s membership to 30 CGF members committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide by driving individual […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Own Operations v1.2 Publication 11 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Own Operations v1.2
Ensuring Good Working Conditions Worldwide with Human Rights Due Diligence Podcast 11 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Ensuring Good Working Conditions Worldwide with Human Rights Due Diligence In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden connects with Richa Mittal, Senior Director, Agriculture and Supply Chain Innovation at the Fair Labor Association. In 2021, he CGF Human Rights Coalition ⁠— Working to End Forced Labour started working with the Fair Labor Association and the UN International Organisation for Migration to […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issues Statement Asking Scheme Owners to Undergo SSCI Benchmark Press Release 10 May 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issues Statement Asking Scheme Owners to Undergo SSCI Benchmark PARIS, 10th May, 2022 – CEO members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Board of Directors have today published a statement encouraging relevant supply chain partners to undertake the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) benchmarking process by the end of 2023. The statement highlights the CGF Board’s ambition to benefit the wider industry by ensuring […]
The Road to Sustainable Coffee Podcast 26 Apr 2022 Environmental Sustainability The Road to Sustainable Coffee In this month’s episode, host Louise Chester is joined by David Brussa, Total Quality & Sustainability Director at illycaffè, who shares about the company’s strong Italian tradition and values, as well as the steps they are taking to “walk the talk” on sustainability.    
Collecting Open-Source Information to Aid Responsible Recruitment Podcast 30 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Collecting Open-Source Information to Aid Responsible Recruitment In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden speaks with CGF member Sarah Smith from The Kellogg Company, and Marcus Burke from WBCSD, to discuss a new tool developed by AIM-Progress and WBCSD to aid organisations in their responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. Take a listen to learn more […]
A Deep Dive Into Social Sustainability in the Seafood Sector Podcast 28 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour A Deep Dive Into Social Sustainability in the Seafood Sector   In this episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden speaks with Leslie Hushka, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate and Social Responsibility at The Bumble Bee Seafood Company, which is one of the newest members of The Consumer Goods Forum and its Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour. Madelaine […]
SSCI Insights with Sonia Cordera, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative | Driving Alignment with SSCI Video 18 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Sonia Cordera, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative | Driving Alignment with SSCI
FSI, SIFAV, and SJC Commit to Solely Accept SSCI-Recognised Social Standards Starting in 2023 News Update 18 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative FSI, SIFAV, and SJC Commit to Solely Accept SSCI-Recognised Social Standards Starting in 2023 In December 2021, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI), the Sustainability Initiative Fruits and Vegetables (SIFAV) and the Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC), with support from IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, announced that starting in 2023, the three initiatives and their respective members will solely accept audits and verifications from third-party social sustainability standards that have been […]
SSCI Insights with Philippe Gruyters and Elles de Jonge | Implementing the SSCI Criteria at EMD Video 17 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Philippe Gruyters and Elles de Jonge | Implementing the SSCI Criteria at EMD In this episode of SSCI Insights, we hear from EMD’s Philippe Gruyters and Elles de Jonge about EMD’s participation in the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), how EMD used the SSCI Benchmark Criteria to build their own sourcing Code of Conduct, and where they think SSCI can grow in the future. Learn more at www.tcgfssci.com.
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Members: Kerry Group and McCormick News Update 14 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Members: Kerry Group and McCormick The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has been pleased to welcome two new members, Kerry Group and McCormick, bringing the Coalition’s membership to 21 CGF members committed to building trust in the consumer goods industry by offering clear guidance on which third-party social compliance auditing, certification, and monitoring programmes are credible, […]
SSCI Insights with Marie-Claude Quentin | Words of Wisdom from GFSI Video 09 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Marie-Claude Quentin | Words of Wisdom from GFSI In the latest episode of SSCI Insights, Senior Technical Manager of the Global Food Safety Initiative, Marie-Claude Quentin, shares some advice for the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative. Learn more at www.tcgfssci.com.  
Spotlight on the Women Shaping the CGF’s Sustainability Agenda Blog 08 Mar 2022 Social Sustainability Spotlight on the Women Shaping the CGF’s Sustainability Agenda In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are interviewing our three highly valued female colleagues in the CGF’s Sustainability team, Aliya Kumekbayeva, Debora Dias, and Erin Bush.    What do you do at the CGF? Aliya: I’m a Sustainability Officer, helping CGF members collaborate on addressing food waste and plastics globally. Debora: My journey at […]
Empowering Women and Encouraging Entrepreneurship in the Cocoa Supply Chain Blog 08 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Empowering Women and Encouraging Entrepreneurship in the Cocoa Supply Chain In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, I’m happy to reflect on and share progress for recent initiatives Ferrero has undertaken together with our partners to elevate and support women who play a significant role in our cocoa supply chain. The Ivory Coast is an important source of cocoa for Ferrero. Together with […]
On the Path to an Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Company and World: SMART Outsourcing at HEINEKEN South Africa Blog 04 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour On the Path to an Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Company and World: SMART Outsourcing at HEINEKEN South Africa At HEINEKEN, we are looking beyond our direct employees, as we continue our work to ensure fair living and working standards for the people directly connected to our business. Outsourcing non-core activities means we have the right expertise on-site for the right job; allowing us to focus on what we do best, brewing and selling […]