• 7 Reasons to Join

    7 Reasons to Join

    The Global Summit, Cape Town 15th-17th June 2016 - The Consumer Goods Forum

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  • Sustainable Soy Sourcing & Calculation Documents from the CGF

    SUSTAINABLE SOY FOCUS OF NEW PUBLICATIONS

    CGF Seeks Further Engagement from Global Membership In Order to Meet 2020 Zero Net Deforestation Resolution

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  • CGF Members Report on Health & Wellness Implementation

    Consumers More Empowered to Make Informed Choices

    Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Report on Implementation of Health & Wellness Resolutions & Commitments; Industry Acknowledges More Still Needs to Be Done

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  • Positive Next Steps for Low Carbon Refrigeration

    Positive Next Steps for Low Carbon Refrigeration

    The Consumer Goods Forum Successfully Closes Resolution on Refrigeration; Publishes Booklet Highlighting Natural Refrigeration Success Stories

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  • Social Resolution on Forced Labour

    Fighting Forced Labour

    The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Calls for an Ambitious Action Plan and Need for Global Collaboration; New Resolution on Forced Labour Announced

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  • GFSC 2016 Round-Up | The Food Safety Journey

    GFSC 2016 Round-Up | The Food Safety Journey

    Towards a world in which safe food is truly accessible to all From the biggest thing since Pasteur, to a new world of regulation, via insights into some of the biggest food safety crises of recent years - the 15th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference delivered on its promise to take delegates on a journey.

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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

Our Upcoming EventsConferences, Workshops, Meetings & More

17th-18th March 2016 - SANTIAGO, Chile

Health & Wellness Committee Meeting

Bi-annual meeting of the Health & Wellness Steering Committee to discuss strategy and ongoing projects, etc.

20th April 2016 - TOKYO, Japan

Japan Day

The annual gathering of our Japanese members.

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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