Governance update - new co-chairs for AIM-PROGRESS

AIM-PROGRESS is pleased to announce the appointment of two co-chairs from  the membership: 

Outreach - New regional AIM-PROGRESS hub in South East Asia

AIM-PROGRESS wants to expand its global reach through encouraging the establishment of regional “hubs” in different parts of the world,

Support for Consumer Goods Forum priority principles on forced labor

In early 2016 the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) adopted a resolution recognising the issue of forced labor as "one of the most pressing social issues of our times"  and pledging to strive to eradicate it from the industry's value chains.    

Capability Building - Tackling forced labor in Dubai

The Dubai supplier event on 23 March gathered short of 200 suppliers. It was co-ponsored by Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever and RB. 

Human Rights - New Grievance Mechanism training deck

AIM-PROGRESS is delighted to announce the publication of a training deck for grievance mechanisms - the latest deliverable by our Human Rights work stream under its new leadership.

Mutual Recognition - New SMETA 6.0 audit protocol

The long-awaited SMETA 6.0 audit protocol has now been published by Sedex. This will become the standard SMETA methodology as of 1st June 2017  

Impact Measurement - entering pilot phase

What is the actual impact of AIM-PROGRESS related activities on people’s lives? This question is being addressed through our Impact measurement project, which AIM-PROGRESS is undertaking in collaboration with Sedex and Impactt Ltd

Enabling supplier assessment sharing with EcoVadis

AIM-PROGRESS and EcoVadis have launched a collaborative project whereby AIM-PROGRESS member companies will get visibility of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis, with a view to reducing assessment request duplication.

Autumn Member meeting

AIM-PROGRESS will host its autumn meeting on 24-26 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.