AIM-PROGRESS supplier events are organized globally to provide a forum for suppliers to learn, network and share best practices, while engaging with their customers. The intention is for suppliers to gain a better understanding of responsible sourcing issues, such as for example labour rights ,and take concrete action to drive change towards more sustainable supply chains within their own and extended value chains. So far, AIM-PROGRESS has organized over 30 sessions globally, reaching over 3,000 companies. In February this year, we organised an event attended by over 160 supplier representatives, in Mumbai. And our latest event just took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 25 October. Event materials can be accessed on our website.


In addition to these supplier events, regional AIM-PROGRESS hubs are being developed to connect and support local members and create a replication of the global hub, focused on specific local challenges. We currently have an APAC (Asia-Pacific) hub running, which is being coordinated by ELEVATE; discussions are underway to set up a pan-African regional hub, with the help of Partner Africa.