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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 […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean News Update 05 Nov 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean On 6th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, joined a panel discussion at the 6th annual Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean. Didier spoke in his capacity as director of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) […]
First Scheme Receives SSCI Recognition: BRCGS Press Release 26 Oct 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative First Scheme Receives SSCI Recognition: BRCGS PARIS, 26th October 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce that BRCGS has completed the benchmarking process and has achieved SSCI recognition against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for Processing & Manufacturing Version 1.0. As the first scheme to be recognised, BRCGS demonstrates leadership in the effort […]
CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report News Update 27 Sep 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report Didier Bergeret, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Director of Sustainability, has contributed to a new publication released by the International Trade Centre (ITC) entitled, “Sustainability Standards: A New Deal to Build Forward Better”. The publication was released as part of the ITC’s Trade for Sustainable Development Forum.  In his interview, entitled “COVID-19: Shining a Spotlight on […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing News Update 06 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today offered its support of a new tool to support Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) from a collective of United Nations agencies that focuses on protecting seafarers stranded on ships due to new COVID-19 variants and government-imposed travel restrictions. The framework, entitled “Maritime Human Rights Risks and the Covid-19 […]
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 05 May 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 5th May 2021 — The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmark application under the SSCI’s Manufacturing and Processing scope from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the first step in awarding it SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes. The SSCI is committed to building trust in the […]
SSCI Senior Manager Joins Seafish “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices” Dialogue News Update 25 Mar 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Joins Seafish “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices” Dialogue On Thursday 25th March 2021, the CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Senior Manager, Thomas van Haaren, joined a cross-sector dialogue focused on current issues regarding responsible labour practices in the seafood industry. The session, entitled “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices,” was hosted by the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG), a forum facilitated by […]
New Interview Series From Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Drive Conversation Forwards on Sustainability Standards, Responsible Procurement and Due Diligence Press Release 24 Mar 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New Interview Series From Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Drive Conversation Forwards on Sustainability Standards, Responsible Procurement and Due Diligence PARIS, 24th March 2021 – The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched “SSCI Insights,” a brand-new virtual interview series created to take a deeper look at the SSCI’s mission to build trust in sustainability standards worldwide. Featuring members of the SSCI Coalition of Action, owners of schemes […]
SSCI Closes Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope News Update 23 Feb 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Closes Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope The CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has closed its latest public consultation on the Social Criteria for its At-Sea Operations (ASO) Scope. This was the second public consultation opened for the scope; the first public consultation held on the ASO Social Criteria, as well as the scope’s Scheme Management Criteria, was held in summer […]
SSCI Launches Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope News Update 13 Jan 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope Taking the last steps to finalise the At-Sea Operations (ASO) scope of the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), the SSCI today launches a second public consultation on the Social Criteria under the ASO scope. The ASO scope is the product of the ongoing collaboration between the SSCI and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) to develop a social compliance […]