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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 […]
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 […]
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.  
SSCI Public Consultation Opens on the Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1 Parts I and II News Update 01 Feb 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Public Consultation Opens on the Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1 Parts I and II The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative has today launched a 30-day public consultation on the SSCI Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1, covering: • Part I: Benchmarking Process • Part II: Requirements for the Management of Schemes Following feedback, the SSCI Coalition of Action has approved updates to the Processing/Manufacturing […]
Resilient Trade Starts with Sustainable Supply Chains Blog 21 Jan 2022 Social Sustainability Resilient Trade Starts with Sustainable Supply Chains This article originally appeared on the OECD Forum Network. We are entering the third year of a global pandemic that has interrupted our lives, both professionally and personally, in unprecedented, unexpected and, in some cases, irreversible ways. Around the world, international trade has been hit hard by the pandemic. Travel restrictions have halted migration flows […]
Taking Action on Responsible Recruitment to Fight Forced Labour Podcast 13 Dec 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Taking Action on Responsible Recruitment to Fight Forced Labour   In the final episode of the year, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden is joined by Rosey Hurst from Impactt Limited and Brent Wilton from Tuhana Business and Human Rights to discuss the scale of the unethical recruitment problem and what businesses can do to take action.  
SSCI Insights with BRCGS | Introducing the First SSCI-Recognised Scheme Video 09 Dec 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with BRCGS | Introducing the First SSCI-Recognised Scheme  In this episode of SSCI Insights, we sit down with Angela O’Donovan and Karen Betts of BRCGS, the very first scheme to achieve SSCI Recognition. Take a listen to hear about their experience going through the SSCI Benchmark process, and learn more about the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative at www.tcgfssci.com.  
The Sustainable Retail Summit 2021 Executive Summary Publication 23 Nov 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit The Sustainable Retail Summit 2021 Executive Summary
CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum News Update 16 Nov 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum On 28th October, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, was pleased to join a panel session at the fourth annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) entitled “Promoting a Worker-Centric Trade Policy in the Indo-Pacific,” to discuss the CGF’s social sustainability strategy and how it can positively impact consumer goods supply chains in the […]