2º evento anual de la Supply Chain Initiative

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El código de buenas prácticas comerciales europeo celebra su 2º evento anual el próximo 27 de Enero en el Parlamento Europeo bajo el auspicio de la europarlamentaria sueca Anna María Corazza Bildt.

The number of companies registering to the Supply Chain Initiative continued to rise this month. 375 companies/groups are now registered. Taking into account the subsidiaries of international groups, this means that 1.202 operating companies are signed up at national level.

Their names can be found here: http://www.supplychaininitiative.eu/registry

The division of registrations is as follows: 216 manufacturing, 142 retail and wholesale and 17 farming companies; there are 257 SMEs; every EU Member State is covered. In addition, 48 companies have sent letters of intent. SCI Member Associations regularly liaise with their member companies that sent a letter of intent, to encourage them to complete their registration.

In the month of December, stakeholders continued work related to the Supply Chain Initiative:

o Relations with national platforms and compatibility with national schemes are being assessed and further developed; the stakeholders continue to encourage and monitor the set-up of national dialogue platforms; a mapping of national schemes is regularly updated.
o The preparation of the 2nd Annual Report has been finalised. It includes the findings of the survey and a mapping of the national situations. It will be released at the SCI Annual Event.
o The Annual Event will take place on 27 January 2016 at the European Parliament. The program is being finalized and will be communicated shortly.
o Among the companies that did not respond to the annual survey, 25% are large companies. These companies have been contacted and given the possibility to complete the online questionnaire by 31st December 2015.
o A new dedicated webpage for SMEs, translated in all EU languages, is now available.
o As part of awareness-raising, the stakeholders regularly liaise with the media, informing them upon request. The

Governance Group members are actively promoting the SCI through speaking engagements. The SCI has been at the heart of the panel on the food supply chain at the Agricultural Outlook Conference organised by the Commission on 1st December.
o Progress check against the new roadmap: on target.
o During this time, the signatory organisations have tried to maintain a dialogue with Copa-Cogeca, which has been offered a permanent observer seat in the Governance Group.