The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to have been included in the Standards Map, launched in 2011 by the International Trade Centre, an agency of the United Nations and the WTO. The inclusion of the SSCI in the standards map allows users to filter the sustainability programs recognized by the SSCI, allowing easier selection of the standard of their choice. The inclusion also underscores the importance of the SSCI as a recognition of program excellence in all three areas of reference: manufacturing and processing, primary production and offshore operations.
The ITC Standards Map is a free online tool to easily find information and discover trends in environmental protection standards, labor rights, business ethics, due diligence and traceability, among others. ITC created the tool to help users, namely businesses and policymakers, to make informed decisions in an ever-changing landscape of sustainability standards, and to be able to connect with like-minded partner organizations .
The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, an action coalition led by the CEO of the Consumer Goods Forum, is committed to building trust by offering clear guidance on third-party auditing, certification and social compliance monitoring programs that are credible, trustworthy and meet industry expectations for sustainability. It currently operates a social compliance repository for three sectors and will also soon develop an environmental compliance repository. For more information on the SSCI, visit www.tcgfssci.com.