This website is the property of organisations who governed the The Supply Chain Initiative.

By accessing and using the website, you explicitly agree to the following general terms and conditions.

English as the binding language

The official language of all the texts and documents related to The Supply Chain Initiative is English. The translated versions of certain documents as well as the automatic translation tool aim to assist the users in their reading. In any case, English is the binding language. 

Intellectual property rights

The content of this site, including trademarks, logos, symbols, data, product or company names, texts, images etc. are protected by intellectual property rights and belongs to The Supply Chain Initiative or entitled third parties.

The official logo of The Supply Chain Initiative can be used by registered companies - and only registered companies - for their promotion activities. 

Limitation of liability

The information on the website is general in nature. The information is not adapted to personal or specific situations, and thus cannot be considered to be personal, professional or legal advice to the user.

The Supply Chain Initiative makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate and up to date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies can be present in the information made available. If the information provided contains inaccuracies, or if specific information would be unavailable on or via the site, The Supply Chain Initiative will make every effort to rectify this as quickly as possible.

The Supply Chain Initiative, however, cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damages that result from the use of the information on this site.
If you note inaccuracies in the information made available via the site, you may contact the manager of the site.

The content of the site (including links) can be adapted, amended or supplemented at any time without announcement or notification. The Supply Chain Initiative provides no guarantees for the proper performance of the website and can in no way be held liable for the poor performance or temporary (un)availability of the website or for any form of damages, direct or indirect, that might result from access to or use of the website.

The Supply Chain Initiative may in no way be held liable to any party, direct or indirect, extraordinarily or in any other way, for damages due to the use of this site or of another, in particular as a result of links or hyperlinks, including, without limitation, all losses, work stoppages, damage to the programmes or other data on the computer system, to equipment, software or other property of the user.

The website can contain hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties, or indirectly refer to these. The placement of links to these websites or pages in no way implies tacit approval of their content.

The Supply Chain Initiative explicitly declares that it has no control over the content or over other characteristics of these websites, and can in no way be held liable for their content or characteristics, or for any other form of damages due to its use.

Applicable law and competent courts

Belgian law is applicable to this site. In the case of a dispute, only the courts of the district of R.L.P. ... have jurisdiction.

Privacy policy

The Supply Chain Initiative takes the protection of your personal data seriously, and uses its best efforts to ensure that it is processed in accordance with the principles and requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)

This Supply Chain Initiative Privacy Policy explains what personal data we collect, how we process it, and what rights individuals have. It concerns personal data of individuals representing companies that registered to the Initiative, national associations/platforms that interact with the Supply Chain Initiative, as well as other individuals with whom we engage in the course of our interactions and in pursuing our mission. 

The joint data controllers within the Governance Group of the SCI are: 

  • EuroCommerce, Avenue des Nerviens 85, B-1040 Brussels
  • FoodDrinkEurope, Avenue des Nerviens 9-31, B-1040 Brussels
  • Independent Retail Europe, Avenue des Gaulois 3/3, B-1040 Brussels
  • The European Brands Association (AIM), Avenue des Gaulois 9, B-1040 Brussels
  • The European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trade (CELCAA), Rue du Beau Site 11, B-1000 Brussels
  • The European Retail Round Table (ERRT), Square de Meeûs 35, B-1000 Brussels

To read our full privacy policy, please click here.

The use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file placed on your web browser by websites that you visit while browsing the Internet. The cookie has a unique code which allows it to recognize your browser when you consult the website (cookie called “session”), or at your next visit (permanent cookie). Cookies are used to help make websites work efficiently, as well as to analyse traffic on websites. Cookies also allow websites to tailor information to individuals based on browsing preferences. Cookies are saved in a file on your computer or your mobile device. The website’s server has only access to its own placed cookies, not to any other data saved on your computer or mobile device. The content of a cookie usually comprises the server’s name which installed the cookie, an expiration date and a unique digital code.

The cookies we use do not collect data that reveal your personal identity and therefore do not make it possible for us to identify you.

What cookies do we use?

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for our website to function properly. They enable you to browse on our website and use its features.
  • Performance cookies.We may use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website, for example, which pages are visited most often, or if some web pages issue error messages. This helps us improve your browsing experience. Google Analytics analyses your interaction with our website and stores information about IP address, operating system, web browser, pages visited, location of the users, and the device used. Google does not combine your IP address with any other information Google may have. Google provides certain privacy options and choices in this regard, which are described here.

You can enable, disable or delete cookies through your Internet browser.  In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser. However, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our website may not work properly.

For any questions on the Principles of Good Practice or past activities of the SCI, please contact the organisations.