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Resolutions & Commitments

To support our Health & Wellness mission, our Board of Directors agreed to three public Resolutions and four Commitments in 2011 and 2014, respectively. They are built upon and leverage existing proven industry initiatives and commitments and they encourage retailers and manufacturers to further develop and implement self-regulatory tools to support healthier diets and lifestyles.

They advocate for empowering consumers with products and services and meaningful information to support healthier diets, physical activity, balanced lifestyles and help them make informed choices. We believe that our work is delivering genuine value to consumers, to the industry and the 400-strong CGF members, as we work to provide guidance and alignment on the areas where our industry can have the biggest impact.

“As Members of the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum, we believe that manufacturers and retailers, by working together, have a key role to play in improving the health and wellness of consumers, employees, their families and the communities we serve”.

 

The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors

 Resolutions

  • 1). Specific Resolutions on Access & Availability of Products and Services: offer consumers and shoppers a range of products and services that supports the goals of healthier diets and lifestyles.
  • 2). Specific Resolutions on Product Information & Responsible Marketing: provide transparent, fact-based information that will help consumers and shoppers make informed product choices and usages.
  • 3). Specific Resolutions on Communication & Education about Healthier Diets and Lifestyles: use communication and educational programmes to help raise consumer awareness on health and wellness and energy balance to inspire healthier diets and lifestyles.

 

 

Commitments

  • By 2016: Make company policies public on nutrition and product formulation;
  • By 2016: Implement employee health and wellness programmes;
  • By 2018: Industry-wide implementation of consistent product labelling and consumer information to help consumers make informed choices and usages;
  • By 2018: Stop marketing communications to children under 12 for food and beverage products that do not fulfil specific nutrition criteria based on scientific evidence and/or applicable national and international dietary guidelines.

 

Achievements

2017 – Danone and Walmart elected co-chairs of the Health & Wellness Steering Committee; New in-store and community programmes launched, part of Collaboration for Health Lives, in US, Colombia and Japan; MoU signed with PAHO Foundation to support consumer health in Latin America.
                  
2016 – Healthier Lives Case Studies Booklet published; latest edition of Health & Wellness bigger than ever before, with worldwide media attention; Together with the World Federation of Advertisers, we published the Marketing Communications to Children Implementation Guide.
 
2015 – External Advisory Council officially created in January with a two-year mission; Industry’s first-ever global progress report was published – following on from the successful Board pilot; Health & Wellness Toolkit launched during 58th Global Summit.
 
2014 – Measurement survey opened up to entire membership to measure progress against Health & Wellness Resolutions; New industry‐wide commitments on consumer health and wellness announced at the Global Summit; Health & Wellness Activities from Around the World published. 
 
2013 – Board pilot measurement exercise was launched among our 50 Board member companies; Board approved the five-year plan and the Steering Committee set about its implementation; Health & Wellness Glossary published.  
 
2012 – Stakeholder Engagement Roadmap and Framework of Actions approved; Report published on Understanding the Needs of the Aging Consumer
 
2011 – New industry‐wide resolutions on consumer health and wellness unveiled.
 
2010 – The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum approved the vision, scope, objectives and priorities of our health and wellness work and formalised the Health & Wellness Steering Committee – Nestlé and Royal Ahold appointed Committee co-chairs.
Download the Resolutions & Commitments