The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) builds trust in sustainability standards worldwide by benchmarking third-party auditing and certification programmes and recognising schemes that meet industry expectations. By providing an open-source list of recognised programmes, the SSCI delivers clear guidance on which schemes cover key sustainability criteria and apply relevant verification practices.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sector of activity
Consumer Goods

Type of initiative
Other

Start date
01/04/2018

Objectives

The SSCI improves transparency in the market, facilitates decision-making on schemes at both buyer and supplier level and sets the responsible sourcing expectations for the industry. The Initiative initially focuses on social compliance with the potential to expand the scope to environmental compliance.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • SSCI communications and outreach

Outcome level

SCP changes in practice

  • Manufacturing and Processing scope
  • Scheme Management and Social Criteria for SSCI At-Sea Operations and Primary Production scopes

Impact and Results

For more information, visit www.tcgfssci.com.