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04 March 2016

AIM-PROGRESS collaborates with Sedex on responsible sourcing impact on workers

The mission of AIM-PROGRESS is to “positively impact people’s lives through our combined leadership of robust responsible sourcing practices throughout our supply chains”.

But how can this positive impact be measured? AIM-PROGRESS has launched a project, involving a number of companies under the leadership of Mars Inc., and with the support of Impactt Ltd, which has identified 13 key indicators relating to three key areas: 1) working conditions and rights; 2) job satisfaction; 3) quality of life.

AIM-PROGRESS has also teamed up with Sedex who are working on the same topic to avoid duplication and potential divergences. The proposed indicators are currently being reviewed and updated jointly. AIM-PROGRESS is now leading three pilot activities to answer the following questions: 1) How much of the data needed are we already capturing? One of the first sources being, of course, SMETA audits. 2) How much of the data can suppliers provide? 3) Are auditors able to provide the data?

The timeline for this project is to finalise the work during the second half of the year.




15 January 2016

Social sustainability - fighting forced labour

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)  announced an ambitious, new resolution to fight forced labour issues throughout global supply chains, launching a rallying call to the industry. With the complexity of global supply chains, CGF recognises that eradication of forced labour remains a key challenge. Driving this global collaboration would help address forced labour as one of the most pressing social issues of our time.


Successfully fighting forced labour requires collective corporate actions which go beyond traditional compliance approaches. The work achieved by multiple efforts to support increased harmonisation of supply chain practices will be instrumental in driving this necessary change. 


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08 January 2016

SAI Platform newsletter January issue

Take a look at the latest newsletter released by our partner organisation SAI Platform.









15 December 2015

New addition to AIM-PROGRESS membership

AIM-PROGRESS welcomes Alpla as the latest addition to membership. Alpla is one of the world's leading companies in the packaging solutions sector. This now brings AIM-PROGRESS membership to 45 FMCG sector companies. 






17 November 2015

AIM-PROGRESS Responsible Sourcing Supplier Event in Istanbul, Turkey

On 17 November 2015, Coca-Cola, Ferrero and Orkla hosted an AIM-PROGRESS Responsible Sourcing supplier workshop in Turkey to promote responsible sourcing standards in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) supply chains.

40+ suppliers came together for interactive sessions on freedom of association and overtime management issues, as well as migrant and contract labour management, which are of particular interest in Turkey. The very topical subject of conditions of seasonal employment in Turkey was highlighted through a photography project which provided first-hand visual insight.


Feedback from the meeting was very positive. Participants were happy to attend and the workshop sessions were very interactive. The sessions on regulation and the AIM-PROGRESS hosts' case studies were highlighted as what attendees enjoyed most of the day.



The Turkey event concludes the 2015 supplier event series which were hosted in Mexico, Shanghai and North America (webinar). 






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