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17 August 2012

AIM-PROGRESS presence at GMA/FMI Sustainability Summit in October

Speakers from The Coca-Cola Company and Colgate-Palmolive will represent AIM-PROGRESS at the GMA/FMI Sustainability Summit on 3-5 October in Washington DC. They will host a session on 5th October to demonstrate how companies benefit from leveraging synergies and sharing examples of best practice on a pre-competitive basis, while also reducing costs for themselves and their suppliers. Working collaboratively offers a unique opportunity to positively impact millions of workers globally.

The session will introduce companies to the concept of Mutual Recognition and will also show how AIM-PROGRESS is working with suppliers to empower them with the knowledge and understanding to manage their own responsible sourcing programs. Details of the summit can be found here.

 

 

 

 


06 August 2012

Another new member for AIM-PROGRESS

Kimberly-Clark, a global leader in personal care brands, has now joined AIM-PROGRESS. This brings total AIM-PROGRESS membership to 32 companies.

 

 

 

 


31 July 2012

New Transparency International Report

As part of Transparency International's work to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity they have recently  publilshed a new report titled 'Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing the World's Largest Companies'. The study analyses the transparency of corporate reporting on a range of anti-corruption measures among the 105 largest publicly listed multinational companies. A copy of the report is available from the organisation's website:.

 

 

 

 


12 July 2012

AIM-PROGRESS Responsible Sourcing Sugar Forum, India

AIM-PROGRESS members including Bacardi, Kraft, Kellogg’s, Mars, Nestle and The Coca-Cola Company convened a supplier forum in India on 11 July to promote responsible sourcing standards in the sugar industry.  The forum was hosted by The Coca-Cola Company and brought together approximately 100 supplier and brand representatives to discuss the importance of responsible sourcing, to share best practices and to agree on common evaluation methods to improve performance.

 

In addition to hearing about AIM-PROGRESS and customer expectations, suppliers heard about methods used to verify compliance to social and environmental standards and how to address common issues in India from SGS, an international audit firm. Bonsucro and Solidaridad also presented on the work that they have been doing to improve conditions within the Indian sugar industry. Following the success of the sugar forum, AIM-PROGRESS plans to hold more industry specific events.

 

 

 

 


11 July 2012

Mutual Recognition gaining further momentum

Mutual Recognition, where "an audit for one is an audit for all", is seeing increased take-up by AIM-PROGRESS members. Latest newcomers to sign on to the AIM-PROGRESS Mutual Recognition framework are SABMiller and McDonalds. This takes the number of companies ready to recognise each others' supplier audits to 25.

 

 

 

 


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