The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce Jessica Meisinger, Global Sustainability Lead, MSD Animal Health, and Elles de Jonge, Manager Quality and Sustainability, European Marketing Distribution (EMD), were elected the new Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) in March 2023.

With a mission to build trust in sustainability standards worldwide, the SSCI is pleased to have these sustainability professionals join the Coalition’s leadership team. It will be a pivotal year for the SSCI as work advances to open the SSCI Benchmark to environmental standards and schemes in order to respond to the CGF CEO Board of Directors’ call for them to undergo benchmarking by the end of the year.

Commenting on their new roles, Jessica and Elles said, “MSD Animal Health and EMD have been strong supporters of the SSCI since its inception and have been actively involved in its work over the past five years. We are both honoured to take on the role of Manufacturer and Retailer Co-Chairs and committed to advancing the SSCI’s mission to create a better future for people and the planet.

Jessica and Elles take on the roles previously held by Hugo Byrnes, Vice President of Product Integrity, Ahold Delhaize, and Vineet Khanna, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Supply Chain, Nestlé. The SSCI thanks them for their support since the creation of the SSCI in 2017.

The SSCI congratulates Jessica and Elles on their election and looks forward to exciting collaborations ahead. To learn more about the SSCI, visit its website here.

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