Following a 30-day public consultation, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative has released SSCI Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1, covering:

Part I: Benchmarking Process 
Part II: Requirements for the Management of Schemes

In February, the SSCI Coalition of Action approved updates to the Processing/Manufacturing Scope, creating a Version 1.1 of Parts I and II, to be used for all benchmarking activities within the scope. Details of the changes made can be found here. Following the public consultation, the SSCI alongside independent experts process the feedback received and proceeded to publish Version 1.1.

The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum, is committed to building trust by offering clear guidance on which third-party social compliance auditing, certification and monitoring programmes are credible, trustworthy and meet industry expectations for sustainability. It currently operates a social compliance benchmark for three sectors and will soon develop an environmental compliance benchmark as well. For more information about the SSCI, visit