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 SJC is open to players from across the supply chain and currently has 17 members, including some of the biggest traders in the global juice industry.

Once the SSCI’s Primary Production scope is finalised, two other IDH initiatives, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) and the Sustainability Initiative for Fruits and Vegetables (SIFAV) will adopt SSCI standards as well.

The SSCI welcomes this decision from IDH and the SJC in their efforts to promote transparency and alignment among sustainability standards and reduce audit duplication along the supply chain.

The IDH, Sustainable Trade Initiative facilitates public-private partnerships to drive sustainable business across the world. The IDH applies innovative, business-driven approaches to create new jobs, sustainable industries and new business models to have large scale positive impact on several global challenges including climate change, deforestation, gender, living wages and living incomes, which will help reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.