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CGF Social Sustainability Director is Key Speaker at Innovation Forum’s Forced Labour Conference

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The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to participate in the Innovation Forum’s upcoming ‘How business can tackle modern slavery and forced labour’ conference, held on 25th and 26th April 2017 in London.

The multi-stakeholder event will bring together leaders from business, government and civil society, to provide a space for focused and nuanced discussion on how individual businesses can tackle modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. Delegates will be equipped with the guidance and knowledge to proactively mitigate risk and effectively respond to discovered cases of forced labour.

CGF Keynote Speaker and Partner of Sustainable Brands Madrid Conference

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The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, it is an official partner of the upcoming Sustainable Brands conference in Madrid from the 7th to 9th May 2017. In addition to this partnership, Didier Bergeret, the CGF Director of Social Sustainability, will also be speaking at the event about advancements the consumer goods industry has made tackling forced labour.

This year’s conference theme is “Activating Purpose” – building and maintaining purpose-driven organisations that hold sustainability as one of their core values. Having sustainability embedded throughout business practices is not only necessary to be truly competitive in today’s challenging markets but it is also essential to drive positive change and ultimately achieve the better world we all collectively seek.

 

CGF Director Keynote Speaker at CSR Europe Event

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CGF’s Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, will be speaking at CSR Europe’s Responsible Sourcing across Industries (RSaI), 2nd meeting – Solutions to common challenges this Wednesday, 18th January.

Now in its second edition, the event will bring together representatives from a variety of sector initiatives to participate in open exchange on practices, tools, challenges and solutions as well as important policy developments. Didier specifically will be speaking during Part 1 of the event, Solutions to Existing Challenges, where he will share key insights on CGF’s initiatives to combat forced labour in global supply chains, showcasing how companies can meaningfully engage. 
 

SCS’ Sustainably Grown is First US-Based Sustainable Agriculture Certification Programme to Complete GSCP Equivalence Process

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We are pleased to announce that Sustainably Grown, a sustainable agriculture certification programme administered by SCS Global Services (SCS), has finalised the GSCP Equivalence Process (EP), becoming the first US-based sustainable agriculture certification programme to do so. The standard has been benchmarked against both the Reference Code for social requirements and the Social Audit Process and Methodology tool, two vital elements in determining the robustness of a standard when it comes to social criteria, including labour conditions. The results of the benchmark are now available in the “Share & Compare” section of the Equivalence Process platform, where users can access the independently verified level of equivalence for each GSCP criterion. 
 

Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour

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Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour
 

PARIS, 6th December 2016 – The consumer goods industry, through The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), has advanced its social stewardship efforts in its bid to eradicate forced labour from global supply chains by establishing three “Priority Industry Principles” (the “Principles”). Building on momentum from the CGF’s ground-breaking Forced Labour Resolution, announced earlier this year, the three Principles will help to prioritise action to address the primary drivers of forced labour within the consumer goods industry and beyond.

 

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Forced Labour Eradication Key Topic at Sustainable Retail Summit

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Forced Labour Eradication Key Topic at Sustainable Retail Summit 
 
Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry. The conference brought together thought leaders from business, government and civil society and was a unique education and networking opportunity for all those in attendance. 
 
Forced labour was one of the three core themes of this year’s summit, with three sessions focused exclusively on the topic. The summaries of these sessions can be found below and have been taken from the Sustainable Retail Summit Executive Summary.
 

GSCP and CGF Forced Labour Resolution Highlighted in UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner Annual Report

 

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The UK's First Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has just released their 2015/2016 annual report. The Commissioner has highlighted his ongoing support and endorsement of the CGF's work on the eradication of forced labour, including the CGF forced labour resolution and the GSCP's harmonisation efforts for the improvement of working conditions. 
 

GSCP Reference Tools Helping Reach More Sustainable Water Usage

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The SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute) Swedish Water House has recently launched their website showcasing the results of their extensive mapping of popular water tools, standards and certifications used by food and beverage companies and retailers globally. The website’s purpose is to help users “start their journey towards water stewardship” by reducing water risks in their own operations and supply chain.
 
 

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