The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has been pleased to welcome a new member, International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), bringing the Coalition’s membership to 22 CGF members committed to building trust in the consumer goods industry by offering clear guidance on which third-party social compliance auditing, certification, and monitoring programmes are credible, trustworthy and meet industry expectations for sustainability.
The 22 members of the Coalition are: AEON, Ahold Delahize, Asia Pulp & Paper, Danone, EMD, International Fresh Produce Association, Kerry Group, Land O’Lakes, McCormick, Merck Animal Health, METRO AG, Naturipe, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury’s, Tan-Viet, Tesco, The Coca-Cola Company, The J.M. Smucker Company, The Kellogg Company, and Unilever.
Cathy Burns, CEO, Internal Fresh Produce Association said, “IFPA is pleased to join the global network of retailers, manufacturers, and service providers represented by The Consumer Goods Forum. We have a number of strategies that align with the work CGF is doing around the world, and it’s important for the global produce and floral community to have representation and a voice in the larger conversations around technology, food safety, sustainability, and improving the health of consumers globally.”
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 www.tcgfssci.com.