SSCI-recognition for FSSC 24000 results in METRO Procurement Acceptance

Foundation FSSC welcomes the announcement that METRO will now accept the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI)-recognized FSSC 24000 Certification as proof of a supplier’s commitment to the METRO Policy on Social Compliance.

The METRO Policy on Social Compliance applies to all own-brand producers of METRO’s common sourcing entities, METRO SOURCING International (MSI) and METRO Food Sourcing (MFS), as well as local sourcing suppliers and producers of any other METRO entity.

Combined with a Code of Conduct for Business Partners, the Policy on Social Compliance falls under the organization’s overarching Declaration of Values. The Declaration is METRO’s commitment to ensuring that internationally recognized human rights and environmental standards are respected and serves as a basis for the actions of METRO employees, business partners, and other stakeholders within the supply chain.

METRO is dedicated to respecting all human rights as set out in the International Human Rights Charter, including the relevant rights from the UN Civil and Social Covenants, Core labor standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and their implementation through the German National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) and the Principles of the UN Global Compact.

As an SSCI-approved Scheme, METRO-brand suppliers can now prove their human rights-compliant procurement mechanisms by disclosing FSSC 24000 certification.

FSSC 24000 incorporates the internationally recognized, independent standard PAS 24000: Specification for Social Management Systems that includes requirements for social performance. The FSSC 24000 Scheme offers ISO-based certification to audit Social Sustainability Management Systems and ensure safe and fair working conditions.

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The mission of the SSCI is to provide clear guidance in the consumer goods industry to buyers and suppliers on which third-party auditing, monitoring and certification schemes cover key sustainability requirements and apply relevant governance and verification.
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