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New Champions 12.3 Report Asks if World is Making Progress on Food Loss and Waste

A new report on behalf of Champions 12.3 assesses global progress toward Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls for halving food waste and reducing food loss by 2030. Champions 12.3 is a unique coalition of leaders across government, business and civil society dedicated to achieving Target 12.3. 
Our Managing Director Peter Freedman is one of the Champions, as are CGF Board members Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison, Kellogg Company CEO John Bryant, Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke, Tesco CEO Dave Lewis and Unilever CEO Paul Polman. It is, therefore, no surprise that the positive actions of CGF members to tackle the food loss and waste challenge are highlighted in the first Champions 12.3 report. Such actions include:

Consumer Goods Industry and Its Ongoing Journey Towards Zero Net Deforestation

As you may recall, earlier this year three reports by multiple third-party organisations were published on deforestation commitments. 
The first, from Supply Change and Forest Trends, tracked progress on 579 public commitments from companies around the world who have pledged to remove forest destruction from their supply chains. A second report was published by the Global Canopy Programme (GCP) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In their report, they looked specifically at assessing progress by our members towards achieving deforestation-free supply chains and assessing the steps being made towards collective zero deforestation targets. It also compared how our members are doing against those who are not. 

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Eradicating Forced Labour - Consumer Goods Industry Takes Significant Step Forward

Modern slavery is an evil that persists despite twelve international conventions and over three hundred international treaties banning it. It is a crime that causes suffering to thousands in the UK and millions around the world, and it is fast becoming a thriving business impacting us all. With its Resolution on Forced Labour, The Consumer Goods Forum is leading the way in fighting this in the consumer goods sector. Such a resolution is a significant step forward to seeing the eradication of slavery in supply chains – something we must all strive for.

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Employee Health and Wellness – the Asda Way: Part Two

Last week, Part One of my interview with Damian Kitson and Paul Dover, from UK retailer Asda, looked at the role of employee health and wellness at Asda, what Asda’s Wellbeing Week is all about and what’s behind the newly-launched Wellbeing Hub.
You can read Part One here. We hope you enjoy Part Two below.
And, to learn more about our Employee Health & Wellness Commitment and how to get started, visit our online toolkit, which has a chapter dedicated to this commitment. If you’re already implementing employee health and wellness programmes, but haven’t taken part in our annual survey, do so now. The deadline is 16th September! We need your help to showcase how our industry is supporting its employees and taking positive actions to empower people around the world to adopt healthier diets and lifestyles.

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Employee Health and Wellness – the Asda Way: Part One

Many employers understand the relationship between the health of their employees and the health of their business. Globally, almost two-thirds of companies with effective health and productivity programmes believe they perform better than their competitors. Many CGF members know that when they focus on mitigating the impact of things like Non-Communicable Diseases and stress, and make it easier for their employees to pursue healthier lifestyle choices, the company does well while the employees live better lives.

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