G7 Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative


About the initiative

Transformation towards more sustainable and inclusive global food systems can only be achieved if all relevant actors - in particular policymakers and the private sector - contribute and play their roles.

On 16 December 2021, the G7 under the UK G7 presidency launched the Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative (G7 SSCI) together with commitments from CEOs from a wide range of agri-food companies headquartered in G7 countries. Support for this initiative has continued under the German G7 presidency in 2022. Today, it brings together 22 global food and agriculture companies that have pledged to improve the environmental, social and nutritional impact of their operations and supply chains globally.

The objective of this initiative is to accelerate global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and to transform food systems to be more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient

On 2 December 2022, companies signed a Statement on Delivering Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains, in which they recognise the urgency of addressing the challenges of providing food security and nutrition to growing global populations, providing livelihoods to farmers and workers in food supply chains, and addressing environmental concerns including climate change. 



Participating companies

The initiative has mobilised CEO-level commitment of food and agriculture companies headquartered in G7 countries. Collectively, these companies earn almost 500 billion USD in annual global revenue, employ over 2 million people directly and represent both upstream and downstream segments of the agri-food value chain.

Participating companies to date:


Associated British Foods, UK
BASF SE, Germany
Bayer AG, Germany
Compass, UK
Danone, France
Diageo, UK
ED&F Man, UK
Ingredion, US
InVivo Group, France
Kraft Heinz, US
McCain Foods, Canada


McCormick, US
Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan
Morrisons, UK
NH Foods, Japan
PHW Group, Germany
Sainsbury's, UK
SEVEN & i HLDGS. Co.,  Ltd., Japan
Sodexo, France
2Sisters, UK
Tate & Lyle, UK
Unilever, UK

Measuring impact

The performance of participating companies will be measured against the Food and Agriculture Benchmark developed by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). Scoring in 2022 will be conducted in line with the benchmark’s stated methodology. Results will give insights into how the collective is progressing, rather than on an individual company basis.

The OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains guides companies in identifying and addressing environmental and social impact.









The project is jointly implemented by the OECD, the GIZ and the WBA.



More information

OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains


WBA Food and Agriculture Benchmark


GIZ official website


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