What 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 

 
“We’ve made a lot of progress as an individual company, but there are problems to solve that require industry transformation and collaboration. Even the largest consumer goods companies cannot do everything by themselves and The Forum provides a pre-competitive environment where we can help to drive market transformation through industry decision-makers and more broadly. We know it works because we’ve seen it in action”.
 
GAIL KLINTWORTH
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
UNILEVER


     
    “Through collaboration in our GFSI multi-stakeholder Working Groups, we’ve been able
    to look at managing food safety on a whole new level. Our desire to see global and
    industry-wide solutions means that we can find answers to the food safety issues
    within integral supply chain activities, and this would be more difficult to do if we acted
    on our own”.                                             

 
PAYTON PRUETT    
VICE PRESIDENT, CORP. FOOD TECHNOLOGY    
KROGER    
 
 
“Our company has been able to make public commitments towards health and wellness and the work we do within The Forum has helped us get there. Of course, it’s not just the big, far-reaching goals, but about the small things you learn along the way too”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 
 
ROBERT CIATI
SCIENTIFIC RELATION & SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR
BARILLA GROUP AND BARILLA CENTER FOR FOOD & NUTRITION


     
    “My company and I really benefit from The Forum’s events. Through the plenary

    sessions, workstreams and workshops, there has been a genuine effort to share 
    knowledge and best practices to help ensure a sustainable future for our industry
    by putting the customer first”.                                                                          
               
              

TONY VENDRIG    
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT SUPPLY CHAIN    
ALBERT HEIJN    
 

Member Benefits - The Global Summit

 
“If you want to know where the future is going to be, there is no place better than The Global Summit. We’re talking 1,000 CEOs and thought leaders coming together to talk about improving every aspect of our industry. We need events like this and The Forum delivers”.                                                                                                                                                         
 
MARK BATENIC
CEO
IGA


     
    “It’s important we contribute to a better life for all by encouraging a culture of
    prevention, and The Forum provides the perfect platform to ensure we can take
    positive steps as an industry and not just in our own silos”.                                             

 
YASUO MASUDA    
GENERAL MANAGER    
AEON, CO., LTD.   
 
 
“We commend The Consumer Goods Forum for their pledge to help achieve net zero deforestation by 2020. We’re proud to partner with these companies, who recognise that taking action to prevent tropical deforestation is not only a critical part of protecting our climate and our ecosystems, but is simply good for business”.                                                       
 
DAN UTECH
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TOP ADVISOR
ON CLIMATE CHANGE
 


     
    ““I always find it inspiring that our industry can come together through The Forum with
    the purpose of collaborating and sharing ideas, and to create positive change and
    genuine momentum. There are a number of projects that have the power to define
    our industry’s future and I want my company to be a part of that”.              

AUGUST HARDER    
CIO    
COOP SWITZERLAND   
 
 
“We recognise that the GSCP is one of the most influential groups of private sector manufacturers and retailers that address social and environmental sustainability of their supply chains. We therefore attach great importance to expanding our cooperation with the GSCP and are committed to making full use of our resources to substantiate this important partnership”.
 
TAIZO NISHIKAWA
DEPUTY TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
UNIDO
 

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