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CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark News Update 03 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark On 30th November, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) issued a response to the latest KnowTheChain (KTC) Food & Beverage Benchmark Findings report, which was released on 15th October 2020. This report marks the 3rd edition of such benchmark focusing on how the food and beverage […]
Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference News Update 09 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference On 29th October, CGF Social Sustainability Manager Nadia Bunce joined a virtual discussion at the annual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues and Conference for a panel titled, “Responsible Recruitment: A Post Covid-19 Agenda Across Supply Chains.”  The panel focused on the role of responsible recruitment both specifically in India and globally. Nadia spoke about […]
SSCI Senior Manager Joins Virtual Roundtable at European SDG Summit News Update 05 Nov 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Joins Virtual Roundtable at European SDG Summit On 29th October, Senior Manager of the CGF’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Thomas van Haaren joined a virtual roundtable discussion at the European SDG Summit in a session titled, “Responsible Sourcing: From Assurance to Collaborative Action.” The panel focused on how to build resilient, sustainable supply chains through cooperation and strategic partnerships. Thomas joined […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals News Update 05 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals In order to include the input of as many stakeholders as possible in its consultation, the CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour has extended the deadline for its stakeholder consultation on its two strategies. These strategies are focused on creating frameworks for implementing forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour Press Release 05 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour PARIS, 5 October 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has today launched a public consultation on its framework for the implementation of forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in consumer goods supply chains, as well as its Palm Oil Roadmap, which outlines […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for  Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour News Update 05 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour To assist its member companies in implementing its dynamic strategy to eradicate forced labour from their own operations, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has issued a call for proposals to experts and service providers in order to collaboratively develop field-level programmes that will aide transforming the […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Launches Public Consultation on Primary Production Scope Press Release 29 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Launches Public Consultation on Primary Production Scope PARIS, 29 September 2020 – Taking the next step towards building trust in sustainability standards worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has launched a public consultation on the criteria for its Primary Production scope of its benchmark. The criteria, developed by industry leaders, experts and stakeholders, covers social and scheme […]
SSCI Concludes At-Sea Operations Public Consultation News Update 24 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Concludes At-Sea Operations Public Consultation The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has concluded its 60-day public consultation on the At-Sea Operations benchmark criteria. The criteria were jointly developed between the SSCI and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) in partnership with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) as part of an ongoing collaboration to create a social […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing Press Release 24 Sep 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing PARIS, 24th September 2020 — Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors have published a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres. The letter calls on Mr Guterres to encourage governments to take immediate action to ensure consumer goods companies can continue to serve their customers with the essential goods […]
Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit Press Release 17 Sep 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum has created a virtual edition for the first time due to impact of COVID-19; programme promises to deliver great content and networking opportunities; event is open to both members and non-members   PARIS, 17th September 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) […]
Second Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: BRCGS Press Release 07 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Second Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: BRCGS PARIS, 7 September 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce it has received a benchmark application from the BRCGS, the first step in recognising the BRCGS as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes. BRCGS is the second scheme to apply for SSCI benchmarking. The SSCI is committed to building […]
Sustainable Juice Covenant Adopts SSCI Criteria as Benchmarking Reference News Update 10 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Juice Covenant Adopts SSCI Criteria as Benchmarking Reference The Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC) from the IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative has adopted the SSCI benchmark criteria as its benchmarking reference for manufacturing and processing aspects of the juice industry. Launched in 2017 by IDH, the SJC is a platform of sector leaders committed to the target of 100% sustainable sourcing by 2030. The […]
First Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: GAA Best Aquaculture Practices Press Release 08 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative First Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: GAA Best Aquaculture Practices PARIS, 8 July 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce it has received its first benchmarking application from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). As the first scheme to apply for SSCI benchmarking, BAP demonstrates leadership in the effort to create alignment among […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria PARIS, 1 July 2020 – Marking a significant milestone in a two-year partnership, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) are pleased to launch a public consultation on their jointly developed social compliance criteria under the At-Sea Operations scope of the SSCI benchmark. The criteria, […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process Press Release 05 May 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process PARIS, 5th May 2020 – The consumer goods industry has extended a formal invitation to third party audit & certification schemes to undergo the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative’s (SSCI) Benchmarking Process. This call to action follows the publication of the SSCI’s first set of benchmark criteria, in October 2019, to support the development of responsible supply chains […]
SSCI Senior Manager Speaks on Panel During ITC/ISC Event News Update 27 Mar 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Speaks on Panel During ITC/ISC Event On March 12th, Thomas van Haaren, Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, spoke on a panel discussion during an online event jointly hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS). The aim of the event was to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the main issues at […]