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 launch in the autumn. As co-chair of the , he explained that the initiative will provide buyers and supplier with clear guidance on which third-party auditing and certification schemes cover key sustainability requirements and apply robust verification practices. By undergoing benchmarking and achieving SSCI recognition, scheme owners signal a strong commitment to raising the bar while driving harmonisation. He shared that the SSCI will ensure confidence in sustainable sourcing, reduce audit duplication and complexity for all stakeholders and ultimately drive positive social and environmental impact on the ground.