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Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Blog 12 Aug 2020 Product Data Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Soy is one of the world’s most important crops, finding its way into animal feed, vegetable oil, even industrial chemicals. It is one of the most intensively grown: worldwide 1 in 10 acres of agricultural land is dedicated to soy. And it’s one of the most impactful: soy is the second biggest driver of deforestation […]
Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Blog 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Companies experience that consumers are becoming increasingly conscious and curious about what is behind the products they chose to buy. Research shows that consumers are changing their purchasing behaviors. Their choices are less and less determined by brand loyalty and increasingly influenced by the specific performance and features of individual products. They look to companies […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
SGS, Transparency-One And Mars Food Launch Revolutionary Supply Chain Solution Blog 08 Nov 2018 E2E Value Chain SGS, Transparency-One And Mars Food Launch Revolutionary Supply Chain Solution Our increasingly connected world has given rise to larger and more complex supply chains and socially conscious consumers who want to know that the products they buy are produced responsibly.  Mars Food has launched a revolutionary supply chain solution that enables them to closely track their global supply chain and give consumers instant insights into […]
Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Blog 06 Oct 2020 Product Data Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Seven months into the COVID-19 lockdown, consumers still find themselves fighting for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes and nitrile gloves at their local retail stores. On the flipside, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies who saw a significant drop in demand at the height of the lockdown are struggling to get their production back to normal […]
GSSI and the CGF Join Forces on a Benchmark and Recognition Tool for Social Compliance Schemes in the Seafood Sector Press Release 17 May 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative GSSI and the CGF Join Forces on a Benchmark and Recognition Tool for Social Compliance Schemes in the Seafood Sector PARIS and HAARLEM, The Netherlands, 17th May 2018 – At last month’s Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) announced their collaboration to provide a benchmark and recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector. The CGF Social Sustainability […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Public Consultation Press Release 27 Jul 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Public Consultation The Consumer Goods Forum’s SSCI begins public process to finalise sustainability benchmarking criteria   PARIS, 27th July 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has opened the global public consultation of its first set of benchmarking criteria. As part of its commitment to providing transparency, the SSCI team invites all stakeholders to participate in this public […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards Press Release 25 Apr 2018 Social Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards PARIS, 25th April 2018 – To help meet the needs of our members, and to support the development of socially and environmentally responsible supply chains around the world, the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to create the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI).  Under the leadership of a high-level Steering Committee, co-chaired […]
Press Release 03 Feb 2015 Growth in Omni-Channel Risks Diluting Consumer Products and Retail Sector Profit Omni-channel will be the key driver of growth, but only 38% of senior executives say omni initiatives have a positive impact on profit margins  81% believe the supply chain is no longer fit for purpose as new channels emerge  Companies must build a more responsive, integrated supply chain and improve consumer visibility   LONDON and […]
Working Together to Build Trust in Sustainable Supply Chains Blog 25 Jun 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Working Together to Build Trust in Sustainable Supply Chains Prioritising sustainability has never been more important. With more people involved in forced labour than at any time in history, and with land area the size of New Zealand being deforested in 2016, business and governments face a clear call to action. On our side, as a business and Board member company of The Consumer […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 New open-source Comparison Tool Launched by the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and ITC Standards Map  Quick Scan offers easy first step assessment of supply chain social and environmental compliance against best corporate practice.   Paris and Geneva, 24 June 2015 – The Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) of the Consumer Goods Forum and ITC Standards Map of the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched the GSCP-ITC Quick Scan. The new […]
Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic Blog 02 Sep 2020 Product Data Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic The rate of change in consumer demand witnessed over the past few months has been unprecedented, calling attention to the importance of effective lines of communication between suppliers and retailers.  As demand for certain products spiked and supply chains experienced disruption, information sharing and access to accurate information became critical for both parties. Suppliers needed real–time information on the products being taken from and those […]
Chris Tyas, Senior Vice President Global Head Supply Chain at Nestlé Introduces the SSCI at the Global Summit News Update 22 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability Chris Tyas, Senior Vice President Global Head Supply Chain at Nestlé Introduces the SSCI at the Global Summit   On Friday 15th June, Chris Tyas,  Global Head Supply Chain of Nestlé presented The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) at the Global Summit in Singapore. During the I-Talk session, entitled “Making Responsible Sourcing Easier for the Industry” Tyas gave delegates insight into the CGF’s newest initiative which is due to […]