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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 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. […]
CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark News Update 03 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark On 30th November, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) issued a response to the latest KnowTheChain (KTC) Food & Beverage Benchmark Findings report, which was released on 15th October 2020. This report marks the 3rd edition of such benchmark focusing on how the food and beverage […]
CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework News Update 16 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework Eradicating forced labour is a task that no one person, company or organisation can achieve acting alone. The CGF Human Rights Coalition—Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) is committed to engaging with key stakeholders to best develop its approach and implement it with the greatest impact. In October 2020, the HRC held two stakeholder consultations […]
Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference News Update 09 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference On 29th October, CGF Social Sustainability Manager Nadia Bunce joined a virtual discussion at the annual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues and Conference for a panel titled, “Responsible Recruitment: A Post Covid-19 Agenda Across Supply Chains.”  The panel focused on the role of responsible recruitment both specifically in India and globally. Nadia spoke about […]
CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement News Update 06 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement On 6th November, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined an event with French association, Entreprises pour les droits de l’homme, to commence discussions with French-operating companies around engaging with human rights and forced labour risks within the companies’ operations. With increasing regulatory demands in France and the European Union around human […]
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 […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals News Update 05 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals In order to include the input of as many stakeholders as possible in its consultation, the CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour has extended the deadline for its stakeholder consultation on its two strategies. These strategies are focused on creating frameworks for implementing forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for  Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour News Update 05 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour To assist its member companies in implementing its dynamic strategy to eradicate forced labour from their own operations, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has issued a call for proposals to experts and service providers in order to collaboratively develop field-level programmes that will aide transforming the […]
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 […]
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 […]
SSCI Senior Manager Speaks on Panel During ITC/ISC Event News Update 27 Mar 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Speaks on Panel During ITC/ISC Event On March 12th, Thomas van Haaren, Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, spoke on a panel discussion during an online event jointly hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS). The aim of the event was to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the main issues at […]
SSCI Senior Manager Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi News Update 16 Dec 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi On 20th – 22nd November, Thomas van Haaren, Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, attended and spoke at the “India and Sustainability Standards (ISS)” conference, which took place in New Delhi, India. Organised and hosted by the Centre for Responsible Business, ISS brought together over 700 thought leaders, experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss sustainability […]
Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day News Update 10 Dec 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day Forced labour continues to affect people in every corner of the world, and reaches far and wide into our daily consumption. According to statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are now around 40 million victims of modern slavery of which 25 million are in situations of forced labour. Of the 25 million, 16 […]
The CGF and Partners Return to Malaysia and Thailand for Roundtable & Governmental Dialogue on Responsible Recruitment News Update 01 Oct 2019 Social Sustainability The CGF and Partners Return to Malaysia and Thailand for Roundtable & Governmental Dialogue on Responsible Recruitment In July 2019, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to return to Malaysia and Thailand to host a regional roundtable and two sets of governmental dialogue sessions in the respective countries. The 2019 series of events, hosted alongside the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)‘s Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, and the Responsible Business Alliance’s […]
Director Social Sustainability Speak on Panel at CSR Asia in Bangkok News Update 30 Sep 2019 Social Sustainability Director Social Sustainability Speak on Panel at CSR Asia in Bangkok On 18th – 19th September, Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability at the CGF, attended and spoke on a panel at CSR Asia Summit 2019, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand. The focus of on the two-day event was on strategy for results, supply chain innovation, and effectiveness. Didier spoke on a panel entitled “Responsible […]