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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Participation of The Consumer Goods Forum at J.P. Morgan EMEA Trade Financial Institutions Forum, London 2017 News Update 21 Dec 2017 Environmental Sustainability Participation of The Consumer Goods Forum at J.P. Morgan EMEA Trade Financial Institutions Forum, London 2017 On Monday 13th November, representatives from banks involved in the global Trade Finance sector came together in London to attend the EMEA Trade Financial Institutions Forum, hosted by J.P. Morgan. Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Sustainable Trade. Representatives from […]
Can Changing How World Trade is Financed Actually Change the World? Blog 09 Jun 2015 Can Changing How World Trade is Financed Actually Change the World?   The work in question is the BEI’s ‘Sustainable Shipment Letter of Credit’, the first product development output of the Compact, which aims to pave the way for banks to promote and incentivise the trade of sustainably produced agricultural (or ‘soft’) commodities such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef.    But how can banks […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 New free online tool to bolster small agribusinesses competitiveness  Global Food Safety Initiative and International Trade Centre join forces to help small food manufacturers access global markets   Paris and Geneva, 24 June 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched a free public customized joint online application of the Global Markets Programme (www.standardsmap.org/mygfsi). It is […]
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 […]
International Day of Forests Blog 21 Mar 2019 Forest Positive International Day of Forests Today is the International Day of Forests, a day to honor and enjoy forests. Most days we rush without paying too much attention past the forests in our lives, those growing alongside our farm fields and homes, the road to work, and those thousands of kilometers away impacted by our daily choices from the food […]
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 […]
Press Release 06 Jul 2015 Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020 LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.    The announcement was made on Friday at a meeting […]
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 […]
News Update 02 Nov 2016 Forced Labour Eradication Key Topic at Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry. The […]
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 […]
Press Release 03 Nov 2011 Consumer Goods Forum Recommends Improved Collaboration Between Governments and Business on Sustainable Growth and Job Creation The Consumer Goods Forum made three recommendations to the G20 member governments (see Notes for Editors, overleaf), recommending that G20 states should agree and adopt a common understanding of sustainable growth and work with business to help improve quality of life across the world. Kent and Olofsson highlighted the potential for private-public partnerships to create […]
The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal Press Release 14 Sep 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal The Consumer Goods Industry to Meet in Canada to Discuss Megatrends, Positive Business Actions and Implementation Challenges The second Sustainable Retail Summit convenes in Montréal on 2nd-3rd October The event brings together retail and manufacturing leaders to collaborate on key industry issues including forced labor, food waste and consumer health   PARIS, 14th September 2017 […]
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 […]