16 February 2015
Anti-Corruption Training deck is now available for AIM-PROGRESS members
AIM-PROGRESS Business Integrity work stream has launched the Anti-Corruption Training deck to be used as part of ongoing supplier engagement efforts in combatting corruption. This training material will be useful for AIM-PROGRESS supplier capability building events and can also be used for internal staff training (to be adapted in that case). The training package outlines what businesses need to know about corruption, anti-corruption law compliance, including real life scenarios that buyers and suppliers may face. The training deck is available for AIM-PROGRESS members to download on the member zone of the website.
27 January 2015
CDP launches Supply Chain Report 2014-2015
CDP has launched the new Supply Chain Report 2014-2015. Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparion is the most comprehensive overview of the climate risks and opportunities that exists for supply chains globally. The new research is based on data collected from 3,396 companies on nehald of 66 multinational purchasers taht work with CDP to better understand and manage the environmental impacts of their supply chains. Download the report here.
23 January 2015
AIM-PROGRESS welcomes a new member
We are pleased to announce that Iglo Foods Group, Europe's leading branded frozen food company, joins AIM-PROGRESS. Iglo produce and market branded frozen food products in 11 countries and distribute across a number of other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. This now brings AIM-PROGRESS membership to 40 FMCG sector companies.
14 January 2015
Auditing competence - GSCP publishes updated reference tool
The Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) has released a new and updated version of its Reference Tool for Auditing Competence. This updated version reflects higher expectations from GSCP members towards the auditing industry and pushes to even higher standards of best practice in auditor competence for better quality audits.
Benefits across the industry and for workers: “Brands and retailers that want to safeguard human rights and decent labour conditions in their global supply chains need to know where the problems may be. Already the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights require this,” explains Jan Furstenborg, independent labour relations expert and member of the GSCP Advisory Board. “Social auditing remains their main tool in most countries and industries. The GSCP Reference Tool for Auditing Competence wants to make sure that auditing remains credible and serious. Setting minimum professional standards, it supports buyers and their suppliers as well as the auditing industry itself. It helps schemes and initiatives ensure that they offer services at the highest industry standards. Most of all it benefits workers, ensuring that social audits lead to remediation and respect for human dignity at workplaces. This is a great tool and will set high industry standards, complementing the GSCP Reference Code.”
AIM-PROGRESS recognises the GSCP tool as a valuable reference document for its membership and encourages its members to align their audit competence requirements to the expectations set out in the document.
19 November 2014
Responsible Sourcing Forum in Frankfurt, Germany
More than 250 suppliers attended AIM-PROGRESS Responsible Sourcing Forum hosted by Nestlé on 17th November 2014 in Frankfurt (Germany) to promote responsible sourcing standards in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) supply chain. The forum provided an opportunity for suppliers to engage with business leaders from the brand industry, to exchange views, to share learnings regarding responsible sourcing practice and to gain a better understanding of audit requirements based upon common expectations from the AIM-PROGRESS members. The moderated panel discussions included topics such as approaching the major non-compliances faced by German companies, and different management systems that are available for suppliers to engage in responsible sourcing.
A summary of the presentations from the event is available to download from the Frankfurt Responsible Sourcing Forum Webpage.
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