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About the Project

The Supply Chain Initiative is a joint initiative launched in September 2013 by 7 European associations relations with the aim to increase fairness in commercial supply chain. 

The associations represent various interests from the food supply chain. They include the food and drink industry (FoodDrinkEurope), the branded goods manufacturers (AIM), the retail sector (EuroCommerce, EuroCoop, the European Retail Round Table (ERRT) and Independent Retail Europe), and the agricultural traders (CELCAA).


The Supply Chain Initiative (SCI) is seeking an external, chairperson to lead its work and chair its Governance Group.


The 2017 SCI Annual Event of the Supply Chain Initiative took place on 24 January. It was hosted by Dita Charanzova MEP and Ivan Štefanec MEP and gathered 70 participants. Presentations were made by:

- Frans Muller, President of ERRT, Deputy CEO & Chief Integration Officer, Ahold Delhaize


This Annual Report provides an overview of progress and achievements in the Supply Chain Initiative since its launch in September 2013.

The report highlights progress in company registration and actions undertaken by the Governance Group in providing assistance to companies and national associations and raising awareness. It also presents the results of the last annual survey of registered companies as well as the action plan developed by the Governance Group for 2017.


Press Release - SCI – Year 3 – keeping momentum and bringing change

24 January 2017

The Supply Chain Initiative (SCI) marked further progress in promoting good trading practices in its third annual report presented at an event today sponsored by MEPs Dita Charanzová and Ivan Štefanec.

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