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14 May 2012

Pernod-Ricard joins AIM-PROGRESS

We are pleased to announce that Pernod-Ricard, a global spirits company, is joining AIM-PROGRESS as our 31st member. They are producers of global spirits icons, such as Absolut Vodka and Chivas, as well as of premium wine brands. They will be joining us at our next meeting in Dublin in June.





03 May 2012

EU intends to address conflict minerals

The EU is considering introducing legislation on conflict minerals, possibly on the basis of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance (for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk Areas), and inspired by the US Dodd-Frank Act. A co-ordination meeting between the various EU Commission services responsible for this topic is planned for late May and a working document will be issued at a later stage.  AIM-PROGRESS members will be kept updated.





06 April 2012

More new members for AIM-PROGRESS

Two more new members have joined AIM-PROGRESS: SABMiller (global brewing company) and SC Johnson (global household cleaning and maintenance products). This brings the current membership of AIM-PROGRESS to 30 companies. Further companies are considering joining within the next months.





04 April 2012

AIM-PROGRESS welcomes new member

AIM-PROGRESS is pleased to announce that The Clorox Company has decided to join our initiative. Clorox provides cleaning products for home and laundry, thereby strengthening the representation of non-food members in AIM-PROGRESS. We are happy to welcome Chris Merhige and his colleague Scott Wilkerson at our future meetings.






28 March 2012

AIM-PROGRESS releases internal member guidance on business integrity

The Business Integrity work stream has published an “off-the-shelf” best practice guidance document on Business Ethics and Integrity that AIM-PROGRESS members can use as inspiration for their supplier codes.  This document is meant purely as guidance on best practice, and it is for members to determine how they wish to use/incorporate it into their supplier codes. The guidance is aligned with the UN Global Compact Principles, the UK Bribery Act, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). AIM-PROGRESS worked with i2a, a consultancy specialising in reducing reputational and operational risk, to deliver this project. The document is internal to AIM-PROGRESS members. If you are a branded goods manufacturer or a supplier to this community and would like join AIM-PROGRESS, please contact the programme manager:





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