Building trust in sustainability standards worldwide
The mission of the SSCI is to provide clear guidance in the consumer goods industry to buyers and suppliers on which third-party auditing, monitoring and certification schemes cover key sustainability requirements and apply relevant governance and verification.
The initiative currently focuses on benchmarking social compliance programmes under three sectoral scopes and will later expand its benchmark to environmental compliance programmes as well.
In only three years, the SSCI has become the benchmark of choice for sustainability compliance standards in the consumer goods industry.
The SSCI brings together stakeholders from the public and private sectors to develop benchmarking criteria that support organisations achieve additional levels of supply chain due diligence.
The SSCI is represented at the CGF Board level by the Executive Chairman of Sainsbury’s and the CEO of The J.M. Smucker Company, and is chaired at the Steering Committee level by Merck Animal Health.
The SSCI Coalition of Action, which oversees the SSCI’s activities and provides the final recognition of SSCI benchmark applicants, currently consists of 22 CGF members.