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

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The Consumer Goods Forum was 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 brought 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 were equipped with the guidance and knowledge to proactively mitigate risk and effectively respond to discovered cases of forced labour.

 

Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains Conference

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The Consumer Goods Forum, in partnership with the International Labour Organization and the U.S. Department of Labor, is convening an event with high-level representatives from companies, governments, international organisations and civil society to work on one of the most pressing global challenges today: tackling forced labour in global supply chains.The conference will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin on 20th June 2017. Registrations are now open.

 

ICCR Webinar on Best Practice Guidance for Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers

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The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) will be holding a webinar on the ethical recruitment of migrant workers on 2nd May from 11-12:00 ET. The webinar, taking place on the heels of International Labour Day, will launch the ICCR’s new report, Best Practice Guidance for Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers. The report highlights progress leading companies have made on these fronts that may serve as models for companies looking to implement ethical recruitment policies and drive change at the recruitment agency level.

 

CGF Director Key Panellist at Colombo Process Symposium in Thailand

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The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Second Regional Symposium on “Promoting Regulatory Harmonization of Recruitment Intermediaries in the Colombo Process Member States”. CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret has been invited to partake in a panel discussion during the event, which will be held on Thursday 18th May 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is the second of three regional symposiums convened to support one of the three thematic priorities of the Colombo Process. This edition focuses on the priority of fostering Ethical Recruitment. It is supported by the International Organization for Migration and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

CGF Director Panelist at Salon Traffic

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CGF Director of Social Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, will be speaking at the Salon Traffic Conference in Paris, France on 5th April 2017. Salon Traffic is a trade show for fashion business services that includes a focus on sustainability.

 

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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