ASEPTIC packaging producer, SIG, has announced that it has become a member of AIM-Progress, a global forum of leading fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers and common suppliers, assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains.
Samuel Sigrist, SIG CEO, commented, “Sourcing responsibly is central to our Way Beyond Good ambition to deliver positive impacts for people and the planet.
“By joining AIM-Progress, we are opening up new opportunities to build strong partnerships with customers. Together, we will lead the way in ensuring respect for human rights and driving positive impacts through the value chain.”
The goal of AIM-Progress is to positively impact people’s lives and ensure respect for human rights, while delivering value to its members and their supply chains. A priority is to build members’ and suppliers’ capability to adopt and implement the UN guiding principles for business and human rights.
SIG said that it has an ‘excellent’ opportunity to build strong partnerships with other members, adding that the aim to work together to co-create solutions and share best practices that can positively impact people’s lives and ensure human rights are respected through the supply chain.
David Spitzley, responsible workplace senior manager at Mars and co-chair of AIM-Progress, said, “As co-chair of AIM-Progress, I’m delighted that SIG are joining their peers and fellow brands as part of the AIM-Progress group. Our collective ambition to improve peoples’ lives in our shared supply chains is strengthened by working more closely with leaders in industries such as packaging. We look forward to welcoming them in; sharing best-practice with them; and benefiting from their experience with their value chain as well.”