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13 August 2013


AIM-PROGRESS is pleased to announce that Mead Johnson Nutrition has joined the initiative. The company is a US-based global provider of infant and child nutrition brands such as Enfamil, Nutramigen or Lactum. AIM-PROGRESS now comprises 36 corporate members from the branded goods industry and their supplier base.





29 July 2013

SAI Platform launches Water Stewardship report

SAI Platform, the global initiative helping food and drink companies to achieve sustainable agriculture practices, has created a new Water Stewardship report for food and drink companies and their agricultural supply chains. The report has been developed by SAI Platform's Water and Agriculture Working Group to help companies ensure sustainable water management is included in their supply chain and supplying farms.





18 July 2013

GSCP and UNIDO launch Capability Building Partnership

GSCP and UNIDO are collaborating to develop REAP+, an initaitive that aims to build capacity within clusters of suppliers in different regions and sectors by focusing on training and mentoring on social, ethical and environmental aspects while also enhancing productivity.


It is hoped that REAP+ will build sustainable practices worldwide and increase market access of small and medium suppliers in global supply chains. The piloting and roll-out out this programme will be open to companies and initiatives outside of GSCP membership. More information.





16 July 2013

Global Sourcing guidelines for pulp, paper and packaging

The Consumer Goods Forum, a global parity platform of retailers and manufacturers, have released  Pulp, Paper and Packaging Guidelines.  They are intended to assist companies in the development of their own policies for sourcing pulp, paper and packaging and were developed by retailers and manufacturers from within the CGF membership.

As part of the development, the working group of CGF companies benchmarked company sourcing practices, considered public procurement practices, engaged with certification organisations, several NGOs and suppliers for their input and feedback.  The Guidelines will serve as a supporting tool that will continue to be evaluated and updated as the pulp, paper and packaging landscape evolves.

The Guidelines were shared for the first time at the Tropical Forest Alliance Summit in Jakarta on 27th and 28th June 2013. They were very well received, with the Indonesian Government noting they serve as an important signal to the Indonesian market.

A series of webinars will be offered in July and September for CGF members for which interested companies can  register via the CGF Sustainability website.

Later in the year, the Working Group will also host a series of webinars on practical tools for implementing sourcing programs that achieve a low risk of controversial sources of deforestation in the supply chain.  These webinars will be announced via the CGF Knowledge Navigator portal.





16 July 2013

Transparency International release 2013 Global Corruption Barometer

Transparency International has released the latest version of the Global Corruption Barometer 2013. The report is the biggest ever survey and tracks world-wide public opinion on corruption. This year the report has found that over half of people who took part felt that corruption has increased over the last two years.


The report provides companies with a useful tool to better understand issues of corruption around the world.





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