What is it about?
AIM-PROGRESS seeks to promote responsible sourcing practices throughout the supply chain, with particular focus on increasing supplier capability. AIM-PROGRESS members are collaborating to deliver joint supplier capability events to provide information, resources and tools to ensure suppliers understand and comply with responsible sourcing standards.
How is it done?
The events are organized either physically or by webinar and focus on a certain country/region. For example, in 2013 AIM-PROGRESS organized two physical events, in Dubai and Moscow and in 2014 there has already been a North American focused event. The organization is done via the local teams of branded goods manufacturers interested in co-organising the event, with one company taking over the role of host. From November 2009 until March 2014, AIM-PROGRESS reached more than 3800 participants from approx. 1950 companies through supplier events and webinars. There are a number of events in several geographies planned for the coming year.
Who is invited?
Focus is on packaging, ingredients and equipment suppliers of branded goods manufacturers. The number of invited suppliers depends on the event venue and number of participating AIM-PROGRESS members. In line with anti-trust law, invitations are sent by the respective branded goods manufacturers to their supplier base, who are asked to register on-line. Supplier connections to buyers remain confidential.
Who can access the presentations made at those events?
Everybody can! All presentations are on the public part of the AIM-PROGRESS website, categorised by event.
How do I know when and where the next event takes place?
AIM-PROGRESS members send out invitations to their supplier base as events are scheduled.
Watch the AIM-PROGRESS film on Supplier Capability Building for more information: