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Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 28 Nov 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 30th November, 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), marking their first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Primary Production and Manufacturing and Processing […]
Second Scheme Achieves SSCI Recognition: Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Press Release 16 Nov 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Second Scheme Achieves SSCI Recognition: Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard PARIS, 16th November 2022 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce that the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) has completed the SSCI benchmarking process and achieved SSCI Recognition. The Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard 2.1 was successfully benchmarked against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for At-Sea Operations Version 1.0. In achieving SSCI Recognition, […]
SSCI Kicks Off Development of Environmental Benchmark at Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 07 Nov 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Kicks Off Development of Environmental Benchmark at Sustainable Retail Summit On 28th October 2022, the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), a Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), continued its work to develop a benchmark for independent environmental sustainability audit and compliance standards by convening a meeting with SSCI members and key stakeholders. Hosted at the CGF’s annual Sustainable Retail Summit in Amsterdam, […]
SSCI Team Joins International Fresh Produce Association Virtual Town Hall News Update 13 Oct 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Team Joins International Fresh Produce Association Virtual Town Hall On Wednesday 5th October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) team joined a virtual town hall hosted by the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) to share more about the actions of the SSCI to help build trust in sustainability standards worldwide.  CGF Director of Sustainability Didier Bergeret and SSCI Senior […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard News Update 26 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation for the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS), one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for At-Sea Operations Version 1.0. RFVS is the first third-party certification scheme to apply for SSCI Benchmarking under the […]
SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader News Update 21 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is recruiting an additional Benchmark Leader in Europe to support the SSCI Coalition of Action as it benchmarks third-party social sustainability auditing and certification schemes. The SSCI is working to build trust in and drive harmonisation among sustainability standards worldwide by recognises standards that cover […]
SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes News Update 20 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to take part in its latest public consultation as it seeks to align benchmarking criteria concerning scheme governance across its sectoral scopes. The SSCI is opening a new stakeholder consultation as opportunities have been identified to improve Part […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Develop Benchmark for Environmental Sustainability Certification Schemes News Update 24 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Develop Benchmark for Environmental Sustainability Certification Schemes The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is extending its sphere of influence to third-party environmental sustainability audit, monitoring, and certification schemes. With the support from the CGF’s member companies’ CEOs and the experience gained assessing an increasing number of schemes against the SSCI’s social benchmark scopes, the SSCI’s steering committee voted […]
Florverde Sustainable Flowers Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 22 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Florverde Sustainable Flowers Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 16th August, 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from Florverde® Sustainable Flowers (FSF), marking their first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programs under the SSCI’s Primary Production scope. The SSCI is committed to building trust […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Member: International Fresh Produce Association News Update 11 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Member: International Fresh Produce Association The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has been pleased to welcome a new member, International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), bringing the Coalition’s membership to 22 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 […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Featured on International Trade Centre (ITC) Standards Map News Update 03 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Featured on International Trade Centre (ITC) Standards Map The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to have been included in the Standards Map, launched in 2011 by the International Trade Centre, an agency of the United Nations and WTO. The inclusion of the SSCI into the Standards Map enables users to filter which sustainability schemes are recognised by […]
Global Summit 2022: CGF Talks with Guy Ryder, International Labour Organization Video 08 Jul 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Summit 2022: CGF Talks with Guy Ryder, International Labour Organization    At the annual CGF Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland, The Consumer Goods Forum catches up with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, for his reflections on the world of work and our progress fighting forced labour. Learn more about The Consumer Goods Forum’s work to create fair and decent working conditions […]
SSCI Part I – Benchmarking Process v1.1 Publication 15 Jun 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Part I – Benchmarking Process v1.1
SSCI Part II – Scheme Management Criteria | AI – Manufacturing & Processing v1.1 Publication 15 Jun 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Part II – Scheme Management Criteria | AI – Manufacturing & Processing v1.1
SSCI Releases New Benchmark Criteria for Manufacturing & Processing Scope News Update 15 Jun 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Releases New Benchmark Criteria for Manufacturing & Processing Scope Following a 30-day public consultation, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative has released SSCI Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1, covering: Part I: Benchmarking Process  Part II: Requirements for the Management of Schemes In February, the SSCI Coalition of Action approved updates to the Processing/Manufacturing Scope, creating a Version 1.1 of Parts […]
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 […]