EU ‘Supply Chain Initiative’ to appoint independent chair

Retailers behind the ‘Supply Chain Initiative’ (SCI) have again urged farmer groups to join, after drawing up plans to “transform” the scheme by introducing an independent chair who they say will ensure rules are respected and act as a recipient for confidential complaints.

The SCI’s third annualreport, presented in Brussels this week, found that most companiesinvolved feel they have improved their relationships with others in the food supplychain – but also that their key disappointment is that primary suppliers arenot on

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