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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SSCI Coordinator and CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Co-chair Join Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect News Update 18 Nov 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Coordinator and CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Co-chair Join Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect On 18th November, Coordinator for the The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), Sairindri Christisabrina, participated in a virtual discussion at the annual Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect with Yumie Kawashima, Manager, CSR Team, AEON. AEON is a key member of the SSCI, and Yumie was appointed the new Co-chair of the CGF […]
CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection News Update 19 Mar 2021 Social Sustainability CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection On 19th March 2021, the CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) held an informative session for HRC and SSCI members about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its new legislation which can prevent the import of consumer goods to the United States […]
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 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 […]
SSCI and GSSI Collaborate on Workshop at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona News Update 17 Jul 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI and GSSI Collaborate on Workshop at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona On 21st June, our Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and GSSI held a Consultation Workshop at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, kindly sponsored by GIZ. The workshop engaged approximately 60 participants in fruitful discussion on the specificities of social compliance in the seafood sector. The joint workshop follows on from the May announcement confirming SSCI […]
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 […]
SSCI Senior Manager Joins Virtual Roundtable at European SDG Summit News Update 05 Nov 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Joins Virtual Roundtable at European SDG Summit On 29th October, Senior Manager of the CGF’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Thomas van Haaren joined a virtual roundtable discussion at the European SDG Summit in a session titled, “Responsible Sourcing: From Assurance to Collaborative Action.” The panel focused on how to build resilient, sustainable supply chains through cooperation and strategic partnerships. Thomas joined […]
SSCI Closes Primary Production Public Consultation News Update 07 Dec 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Closes Primary Production Public Consultation The CGF’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has closed the public consultation on the benchmark criteria for its Primary Production scope, which will recognise third-party social compliance audit schemes and programmes evaluating land-based agriculture and aquaculture activities. The Primary Production scope is the third scope under the SSCI, after Manufacturing and Processing, and At-Sea Operations. […]
Sustainable Juice Covenant Adopts SSCI Criteria as Benchmarking Reference News Update 10 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Juice Covenant 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 […]