About the Initiative
The Supply Chain Initiative is a joint initiative launched by 7 EU level associations with the aim to increase fairness in commercial relations along the food supply chain.
The members agreed on a set of Principles of Good Practice which contain a list of examples of fair and unfair practices in vertical trading relationships. These were warmly welcomed by the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain of the European Commission in November 2011 and subsequently, a Framework for their implementation and enforcement was adopted in January 2013.
These EU level 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 (the European Retail Round Table (ERRT), EuroCommerce, EuroCoop and Independent Retail Europe), and agricultural traders (CELCAA).
The Governance Group is responsible for the management of the Initiative. Its mandate and Rules of procedure are laid down in the Rules of Procedure.