AIM-PROGRESS with sponsors, Nestlé, Givaudan and Bacardi Limited, held a supplier forum in Miami, U.S.A on 04 March 2014 to promote responsible sourcing standards in the FMCG supply chain. Over 300 representatives from food and beverage suppliers and manufactures came together to share best practices and to agree on common evaluation methods to improve performance.


Highlights of the forum included a panel discussion with senior business leaders from Nestlé, Givaudan and Bacardi Limited on the importance of responsible sourcing, moderated by AIM-PROGRESS chairman, David Lawrence. “It is exciting to see such an engaged response from the North American supplier community,” Lawrence stated. “AIM-PROGRESS member companies are taking a clear leadership position in the consumer goods sector with regards to the principles of responsible sourcing and this will have a large impact on the lives of people who work for these suppliers. This has been insightfully reinforced by our keynote speakers from Nestle, Givaudan and Bacardi and I congratulate them on their actions.”


Documents relating to the event are available to download (right).