• 59th GLOBAL SUMMIT: 24–26 JUNE 2015, NY

    TRUST AS A FOUNDATION FOR GROWTHJoin the exclusive network of consumer goods industry top executives, speakers and experts participating in global thought leadership. Read More
  • Climate Change Booklet

    Real Member ActionsSee how our members are working collectively and individually to help address today's biggest climate change challenges. Read More
  • Business &
    Climate Summit

    Collaboration = Better EconomyThe CGF has partnered with the Business & Climate Summit to showcase how business is now ready to play its role in meeting the climate challenge. Read More
  • Health & Wellness
    Progress Report

    Retailers & Manufacturers UnitedResults from new, member-wide survey show that members of the CGF are coming together to help empower consumers to adopt healthier lifestyles. Read More
  • Consumer Engagement
    Principles

    Board-Approved Principles Industry Comes Together for Collective Agreement on Safeguarding Consumer Information Across Digital Platforms Read More
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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

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Our Upcoming EventsConferences, Workshops, Meetings & More

We hold a number of annual events and regular workshops and meetings around the world. To learn more about these, and the level of involvement you can have. Check out our calendar to see what's coming up and what you can get involved in.

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Driving Positive Change
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Our Latest ContentPublications, News, Blog Posts & More

See what collaboration brings as we work together with our members to drive positive change globally. Check out all our latest content, from blog posts to case studies and from news releases to our newest publications.

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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;
  • Two 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