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Board and Committee Leadership

Our Sustainability work is sponsored at Board level by Board level by Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsbury’s, Grant Reid, CEO of Mars Incorporated, and Galen Weston, CEO of Loblaw. As Board sponsors they actively drive and support the work of the Sustainability Steering Committee and present the team’s progress to their peers during our bi-annual Board of Directors meetings.

The Sustainability Committee is chaired by Christine Montenegro McGrath, Mondelēz International, Barry Parkin, Mars Incorporated, Veronika Pountcheva, METRO AG, and Jennifer Silberman, Target.

The Steering Committee has the mission of driving collaboration between retailers and manufacturers and building on the consumer goods companies’ long history in promoting decent working conditions.

The Committee’s role is to identify key foci and recommend corresponding actions to the Board, steer the broad implementation of these commitments across the industry, create meaningful collaborations with external stakeholders, and act as champions of our projects within their own companies all for the overarching objective to drive impactful change in the fight against forced labour.

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Christine Montenegro McGrath, Mondelēz International

Barry Parkin, Mars Incorporated

Veronika Pountcheva, METRO AG

Jennifer Silberman, Target

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Sustainability in the Regions: Japan

The CGF is focusing its regionalisation strategy on bringing more focus to sustainability challenges in order to help drive sustainable business actions globally.  This effort gained momentum in October 2017 with the launch of the Japan Sustainability Local Group. The Group showcases how our Japanese members are committed to addressing today’s sustainability challenges through the implementation of the CGF’s sustainability resolutions and is actively working on both the environmental and social sustainability agendas of the CGF. Both local members and multinational companies collaborate on these global and regional sustainability agendas in Japan.  To learn more, read the launch press release or contact our Tokyo office.