Exploring Pathways Forward to Accelerate Decarbonisation

Climate change presents challenges of unprecedented scale, yet the responsibility to address them is collective. Collaboration is paramount as stakeholders across sectors – companies, countries, cities and more unite under the common goal of achieving net-zero.  The consumer goods sector is poised to lead this transformation, with our members actively collaborating and leading the charge for positive change. 

Decarbonisation is a cornerstone of the CGF’s initiative, intricately woven into the fabric of our eight Coalitions of Action. These Coalitions actively integrate emissions reduction into their diverse workstreams. In a landmark decision in June 2023, our Board of Directors agreed to the creation of a ninth Coalition of Action, dedicated to delivering on and accelerating the consumer goods industry’s commitments to reducing GHG emissions.

It will focus on enhancing the industry’s internal capabilities to achieve Net Zero, and improve how we monitor and report on our progress. Additionally, our members will continue to drive progress on key sustainability topics, and work to improve collaboration with the other existing eight Coalitions as well as the broader Race to Zero network.

The Coalition has now agreed on key areas to action and topics to amplify, aligned to Net Zero workstreams:

  • CGF to Act on: Supplier targets, Supplier engagement, Renewable power/heat, Consumer choice, Data
  • CGF to Amplify: Regenerative Practices, Forest Protection, Packaging and Plastic Waste