• H&W Year 4 Survey

    Be Part of the Solution; Take the Survey!

    4th annual Health & Wellness Survey to track implementation of our Commitments & Resolutions kicks-off. It's time to report on your positive actions!

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  • 2016 Internationalisation of Retail Report

    Report on Int'l Trends Now Available

    New Report Shows Top 100 Grocery and Health & Beauty Retailers are Taking a More Selective Approach to Overseas Expansion

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  • 2016 Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey

    The Omni Business Model

    Joint research from KPMG and the CGF reports a need for a deeper, multidimensional understanding of customers

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  • The Sustainable Retail Summit

    The Sustainable Retail Summit

    A 2-day event to advance sustainable business and healthy communities. 27th-28th October 2016 - Paris, France

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  • The Future Leaders Congress

    The Future Leaders Congress

    The event for companies’ top talents, leaders for the future of the consumer goods industry. 6th-8th October 2016 - London, UK

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Our Strategic PillarsDriving Positive Change Globally

  • Introducing Our Sustainability Pillar +

    Acting together to position the industry as a leader in protecting against climate change, reducing waste and promoting compliance with good working and environmental practices. Read More
  • Introducing Our Product Safety Pillar +

    Increasing confidence in the delivery of safe food globally through the continuous improvement of food safety management systems. Read More
  • Introducing Our Health & Wellness Pillar +

    Empowering consumers and citizens to make the right decisions and helping them to adopt healthier lifestyles. Read More
  • Introducing Our End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar +

    Identifying and implementing global standards, protocols and principles for the management of data, processes and capabilities that span the value chain. Read More
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Our Board of DirectorsEmbracing both retailers and manufacturers

Strategic Focus

 

 

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Our Sustainability Pillar sees members collaborating to position the industry as a leader in protecting against climate change, reducing waste and promoting compliance with good working and environmental practices. Our key focus areas include:

  • Our Climate Change Initative and corresponding workstreams and working groups;
  • Three resolutions that our members are making voluntary commitments towards; and
  • Our work under the Global Social Compliance Programme.
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Our collaborative efforts within the Product Safety Paillar are helping to increase confidence in the delivery of safe food globally through the continuous improvement of food safety management systems. These include:

  • Our internationally-respected Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI);
  • A platform for collaboration between the world’s leading food safety experts; and
  • Working Groups and regional and global workshops and events.
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The work of our Health & Wellness Pillar is designed to help empower consumers to make the right decisions and help them to adopt healthier lifestyles. Key focus areas include:

  • Better product information, responsible marketing and improved communications;
  • Three resolutions to promote long term commitment; and
  • Encouraging implementation and reporting on progress.
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The work of the End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar is focused on identifying and implementing global standards, protocols and principles for the management of data, processes and capabilities that span the value chain. This includes:

  • Defining best practices and being forward-thinking;
  • Working together on industry-shaping projects; and
  • Producing real solutions to real problems that are both practical and actionable.
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The Knowledge & Best Practice Sharing Platform is designed to fully support the work of our members and provide you with the very best membership experience. This is achieved through:

  • Bringing CEOs and thought leaders together at industry-leading events;
  • Promoting first-class knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration; and
  • Supporting the development of our industry's brightest young managers.
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Aside from the industry-defining projects and initiatives that we are currently working on with our members, there is also a long list of topics that have now been successfully completed. You can view a selection of our previous successes here, including:

  • Understanding the Needs & Consequences of the Ageing Consumer;
  • The Global Upstream Supply Initiative (GUSI); and
  • The Global Packaging Project.
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Your OrganisationWhat Our Members Say

 
"M&S can’t change the world of palm oil on its own. We use a fraction of the world’s supply. By teaming up with other big players in the industry through The Forum, we have additional leverage and can share best practice. Very simply, together we are stronger and can move faster to help create a more sustainable approach to production and consumption".

MIKE BARRY, DIRECTOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS,
MARKS & SPENCER