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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]