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8 November 2017, Brussels - The Governance Group of the Supply Chain Initiative (SCI) is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Hutchings as its Independent Chair. This is a decisive step in strengthening the governance and impartiality of the Initiative, following up on a commitment made at the High-Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain last year. Mr Hutchings will bring enhanced impartiality and a keen eye to the work of the Initiative. He will help strengthen the dispute resolution mechanism, to make it work even better for all players in the supply chain. 


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.

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