• CGF Forced Labour Priority Industry Principles

    Forced Labour Priority Industry Principles

    Global CEOs on our Board continue their efforts in tackling forced labour by adopting and calling for action on “Priority Industry Principles”

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  • The 2017 Global Summit

    Global Summit 2017 - Global Learnings From Local Success

    An exclusive Worldwide Consumer Goods Business Network at Top Management Level I 20-23 June 2017 - Berlin, Germany

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  • GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE

    GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE

    A unique annual event that brings together over 1,000 leading food safety specialists from over 50 countries to advance food safety globally. 27th Feb - 2nd Mar 2017 - Houston, USA

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  • Food Waste Case Studies

    Food Waste Reductions in Action

    CGF members share their food waste measurement and reduction success stories in new booklet, emphasising commitment to halve food waste by 2025.

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  • CGF ANNOUNCES NEW REFRIGERATION RESOLUTION

    CGF ANNOUNCES NEW REFRIGERATION RESOLUTION

    Retailers and manufactures re-emphasise their commitment to phase out HFC refrigerants and build on initial successes from over the last six years

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Our Strategic FocusDriving Positive Change Globally

  • Introducing Our Environmental Sustainability Work +

    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 Social Sustainability Work +

    Working to achieve decent working conditions and sustainable supply chains across the consumer goods industry and worldwide. 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 +

    Collaborating to empower consumers and employees around the world to make informed decisions and help 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

Our Upcoming EventsConferences, Workshops, Meetings & More

18th Jan - 19th Jan 2017 - New York, USA

IT Share Group Meeting

Bi-annual meeting of the IT share group.

27th Feb - 2nd Mar 2017 - Houston, USA

Global Food Safety Conference

Leading global food safety event for food safety experts and stakeholders.

18th April 2017 - Tokyo, Japan

Japan Day

The annual gathering of our Japanese members.

TBC April 2017 - Chicago, USA

Health & Wellness Committee Meeting

Bi-annual meeting of our H&W Steering Committee.

21st June - 23rd June 2017 - BERLIN, Germany

The 61st Global summit

Unparalleled event for c-suite execs on industry insights and key challenges.

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Our Latest ContentPublications, News, Blog Posts & More

CGF Food Waste Case StudiesCGF Global Summit Executive SummaryThe Consumer Goods Forum Resolutions & CommitmentsCGF Future Leaders Programme Case StudiesCGF KPMG Top of Mind SurveyGSCP Equivalence Process BrochureCGF Internet of Things - Making the ConnectionGlobal Food Safety Conference Executive Summary
 

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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