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06 November 2012

AIM-PROGRESS Releases Good Practice Guidance on Business Integrity

As an extension of the work carried out on integrating Business Integrity elements into supplier codes AIM-PROGRESS, together with i2a has released guidance on how to assure that suppliers are effectively implementing Business Integrity requirements. The new report incorporates examples of best practice from different industry sectors but with a particular focus on the FMCG sector. The review also includes key pieces of legislation (e.g. UK Bribery Act and US Foriegn Corrupt Practices Act) and external standards (including Transparency International and United Nations Global Compact).


The report found that all AIM-PROGRESS members have at least minimum processes relating to Business Integrity in place but these could benefit from further enhancements such as:

The report is available to members of AIM-PROGRESS via the member zone on this website.





05 November 2012

Heineken joins AIM-PROGRESS

Heineken, one of the world's leading international brewers, has decided to join AIM-PROGRESS, thereby taking our membership to 34 companies in the FMCG industry. Heineken will also join the Mutual Recognition initiative, which aims at lessening the audit burden for suppliers. 





26 October 2012

EcoVardis Newsletter, October 2012

The October edition of the EcoVadis Newsletter has just been shared with AIM-PROGRESS. You can download it from this link.





26 October 2012

GSCP launches public consultation on reference tool on social management systems

The GSCP has just launched a new public consultation on their latest draft tool for supplier social management systems. AIM-PROGRESS has been invited to comment. Please go to this link for details of the consultation and tool.





16 October 2012

AIM-PROGRESS holds Responsible Sourcing Forum in Lagos, Nigeria

AIM-PROGRESS with support from members including Diageo, Kraft, Unilever, Mondelez and The Coca-Cola Company held a supplier forum in Lagos, Nigeria on 16 October to promote responsible sourcing standards in West Africa. AIM-PROGRESS was delighted that 120 delegates attended the event.


Delegates heard from speakers representing member brands including the Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria and were also given examples of best practice from fellow suppliers. Materials and presentations from the event are available to download from the dedicated Lagos Responsible Sourcing Forum webpage.





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