• New Healthier Lives Booklet Published

    New Healthier Lives Booklet Published

    CGF Members Highlight Actions to Promote Healthier Diets and Lifestyles in New Case Studies Booklet

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  • CGF Business Actions Against Forced Labour

    New Forced Labour Booklet Published

    CGF member companies share their stories against forced labour in new booklet

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  • KPMG Survey

    New Consumer Executive Survey Released

    Now in its fifth year, KPMG and CGF survey shows that customer trust and loyalty are top priorities for consumer executives

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  • New Co Chairs

    New CGF Board Co-Chairs Announced

    Ian Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Colgate-Palmolive and Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board of METRO GROUP are the new Board Co-Chairs

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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
  • Social Sustainability - Creating a Platform +

    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

20th June - Berlin, Germany

Partnerships to End Forced Labour

This event, partnering with ILO, will examine promising practices, strategies and challenges to eradicating forced labour.

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

The 61st Global summit

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

19th-20th July 2017 - Beijing, China

China Focus Day

Members and stakeholders in China meet for annual food safety discussion

4th Sep 2017 - Tokyo, Japan

Japan Focus Day

Members and stakeholders in Japan meet for annual food safety discussion

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Our Latest ContentPublications, News, Blog Posts & More

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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