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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors Video 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors To mark World Oceans Day, the CGF Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, take a moment to discuss the environmental and social challenges facing our oceans and the people who work and live near them, and how the CGF’s Coalitions of Action are working to create a world that benefits ocean life and livelihoods.
SSCI | Primary Production and At-Sea Operations Scope Launch Event Webinar 03 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI | Primary Production and At-Sea Operations Scope Launch Event
SSCI Opens New Social Benchmark Scopes in Virtual Launch Event News Update 02 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Opens New Social Benchmark Scopes in Virtual Launch Event On 27th May 2021, the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), a Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), hosted a webinar to launch its new benchmark scopes, Primary Production and At-Sea Operations. With the development of Social and Scheme Management Criteria for each sectoral scope and their publication in early May, the SSCI […]
European Marketing Distribution Adopts New Sourcing Code of Conduct Based on SSCI Criteria News Update 20 May 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative European Marketing Distribution Adopts New Sourcing Code of Conduct Based on SSCI Criteria The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) was pleased to see the European Marketing Distribution (EMD) announce a new Sourcing Code of Conduct based on the SSCI’s Social Criteria as part of its efforts to ensure supply chain sustainability. Founded in 1989 and based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, EMD is the world’s largest […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors Press Release 10 May 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors PARIS, 10th May 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today opened its social benchmark to the fishing, agriculture and land-based aquaculture sectors with the launch of benchmark requirements for its new At-Sea Operations and Primary Production scopes. The benchmark requirements, which include Social and Scheme Management Criteria, have […]
SSCI Part III – Social Criteria | CI – At-Sea Operations Scope Publication 10 May 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Part III – Social Criteria | CI – At-Sea Operations Scope