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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]