The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Creates Benchmark to Support More Sustainable Supply Chains
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) (organization that brings consumer goods retailers and manufacturers together globally) is creating a benchmark to support more socially and environmentally responsible supply chains. Due to rising consumer demand for slave-free goods and services, leading retailers like Nestle and Walmart have backed this new initiative to improve global supply chains.
According to the U.N. International Labour Organization, about 25 Million people around the world are estimated to be in forced labor. These people are at the bottom of vast and complex supply chain systems that are hard to penetrate. To fix this problem, the CGF will need to direct more efforts and resources towards engaging more deeply in supply chains.
“The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) will advise buyers and suppliers on third-party auditing and certification schemes with the aim of boosting sustainable sourcing and reducing audit duplication and complexity”, claims the CGF. More detailed checks are said to ensure that products are not created at the expense of workers.
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