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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 […]
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 (SJC) Adopts SSCI Criteria as Benchmarking Reference News Update 10 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC) 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 […]
Senior Manager SSCI Speaks on Panel During ITC/ISC Event News Update 27 Mar 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Senior Manager SSCI 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 […]
Senior Manager SSCI Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi News Update 16 Dec 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Senior Manager SSCI Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi On 20th – 22nd November, Thomas van Haaren, Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, attended and spoke at the “India and Sustainability Standards (ISS)” conference, which took place in New Delhi, India. Organised and hosted by the Centre for Responsible Business, ISS brought together over 700 thought leaders, experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss sustainability […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Marks the Official Launch of its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Press Release 30 Oct 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum Marks the Official Launch of its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Publishes its Sustainability Benchmarking Criteria to Advance Sustainable Supply Chains   PARIS, 30th October 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today published its first set of benchmark criteria to support the development of responsible supply chains around the world. The SSCI was created by The Consumer Goods Forum following […]
CSR Expert Thomas van Haaren Joins CGF as New SSCI Senior Manager News Update 27 Sep 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative CSR Expert Thomas van Haaren Joins CGF as New SSCI Senior Manager The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is delighted to a welcome new recruit, CSR expert Thomas van Haaren, to the Sustainability team. Thomas joins the team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge on responsible and ethical sourcing, and sustainable business. Replacing Sonja Schmid, who leaves the CGF for an exciting new opportunity, Thomas will be […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces 4th Edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit Press Release 20 Jun 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Announces 4th Edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit  Experts to gather in Berlin to address the hard truths, while tackling the leading sustainability issues facing the industry today Registrations now open! Take advantage of the early bird rates until 31st July   PARIS, 20th June 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in Berlin, Germany on […]
SSCI Manager Sonja Schmid Speaks at Seafood Expo North America in Boston News Update 27 Mar 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Manager Sonja Schmid Speaks at Seafood Expo North America in Boston On March 18th, Sonja Schmid, the CGF’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Manager spoke on a panel at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston. The 2019 conference program featured over 25 educational sessions, presented by key industry experts. Attendees took away engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s […]
The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands News Update 02 Jan 2019 Environmental Sustainability The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands On November 10th, the CGF’s Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Manager Sonja Schmid attended IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative)’s 10th Anniversary Conference in the Netherlands. IDH was established in 2008 to bring businesses, governments and non-profit institutions together in public-private coalitions that develop new business models and financing structures for […]
The CGF Seeks to Recruit Experts to Perform Benchmarks for Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative News Update 03 Dec 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The CGF Seeks to Recruit Experts to Perform Benchmarks for Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum is currently seeking to recruit experts to perform benchmarks for the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI). The present call for experts is open for the recruitment of three candidates, based in Europe or North America. By participating, your knowledge and experience will greatly support the objectives of the SSCI of providing […]