The Consumer Goods Forum launched its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative.

The mission of the SSCI is to promote good social and environmental practices in global supply chains by benchmarking and recognising third-party audit programmes and certification schemes.

The initiative will initially focus on social compliance with a view to expanding the scope to environmental compliance.

Implemented in

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

Sector of activity
Consumer Goods

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising


Support companies in their supply chain due diligence by recognising robust schemes that drive positive change and address sustainability compliance issues.

Increase efficiency for suppliers and buyers by reducing audit duplication through recognition of robust sustainability schemes.

Contribute to continuous improvement of sustainability auditing and certification schemes and encourage them to reflect CGF resolutions in those schemes worldwide.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Knowledge resource and technical tool

  • Development of Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative

Training for SCP

  • Webinar: Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative: Building Trust in Sustainability Standards

Impact and Results

The SSCI ensures confidence in sustainable sourcing, reduces audit duplication, complexity and cost for all stakeholders and ultimately drives positive social and environmental impact on the ground.