SCI | Supply Chain Iniative




Session 6: Better World

Fair practices along the supply chain

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.

Principles of Good Practice in vertical relationships in the Food Supply Chain

In November 2011, 11 members of the EU level multi-stakeholder dialogue adopted a set of Principles of Good Practice. These principles provide a framework for conducting business that respects contractual freedom and ensures competitiveness. The document also contains a list of examples of fair and unfair practices in vertical trading relationships.

The 11 signatory organisations are AIM, CEJA, CELCAA, CLITRAVI, Copa Cogeca, ERRT, EuroCommerce, Euro Coop, FoodDrinkEurope, UEAPME and Independent Retail Europe (formerly UGAL).


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