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Forest Positive Coalition Drives Dialogue Beyond ‘Deforestation-free’ at Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum News Update 01 Dec 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Drives Dialogue Beyond ‘Deforestation-free’ at Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum On 1st November 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Senior Manager, Sustainability, Debora Dias, was invited by Innovation Forum to host a session at the Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum in Amsterdam. The session, entitled ‘Is Deforestation-free Still the Right Ambition?’ brought together members and stakeholders of the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action to […]
Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy for Plastics Podcast 24 Nov 2022 Plastic Waste Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy for Plastics     In the latest episode of the podcast, host Louise Chester is joined by Colin Kerr, Global Head R&D Packaging Excellence & Technology at Unilever. Colin, who is co-lead of the Plastic Waste Coalition’s chemical recycling workstream spoke about Coalition’s announcements on the topic earlier in the year and shared his thoughts on the […]
Why Sustainability and Product Superiority Must Go Together for Consumers Blog 24 Nov 2022 Why Sustainability and Product Superiority Must Go Together for Consumers After speaking at this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, Guillaume Lebert, P&G Sustainability Director explains  why superior performing products, that are environmentally sustainable is the winning formula that’s irresistible for consumer choices. At P&G we have a clear mantra: the consumer is our boss. Their needs are constantly evolving along with the changing environment; therefore, we […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins UN Global Compact Network UK for Conversation on Nature and Climate Positive Solutions News Update 23 Nov 2022 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins UN Global Compact Network UK for Conversation on Nature and Climate Positive Solutions On 13th October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, was invited to speak at the Climate Action Summit hosted by the UN Global Compact Network UK about how businesses can take nature positive actions to help deliver on net-zero commitments. In the session entitled “Implementing Nature-based Solutions for Net Positive […]
Food Security in the Age of Disruption Blog 21 Nov 2022 Corporate Food Security in the Age of Disruption The fragility of food security in the 21st century leads to sleepless nights for all involved in securing the supply chain. The intricate systems that support our fundamental nutritional needs are becoming increasingly frail and unpredictable. According to the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises, nearly 193 million people experienced crisis level or worse food […]
Thriving Sustainability in a Challenging Market: Perspectives from DMK Group Blog 21 Nov 2022 Environmental Sustainability Thriving Sustainability in a Challenging Market: Perspectives from DMK Group Sustainability is here to stay and challenges food companies and retailers alike to transform their business models. As a market leader in Germany, DMK Group has been thriving in sustainability for more than a decade. The recently published report “Responsibility – Sustainability at DMK Group” shows a great panorama of past achievements and future tasks. […]
Collective Action and Investment in Landscape Initiatives: The Business Case for Forest Positive Transformation Publication 17 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Collective Action and Investment in Landscape Initiatives: The Business Case for Forest Positive Transformation
Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes for Corporate Investment in Production Landscapes in Latest Report Press Release 16 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes for Corporate Investment in Production Landscapes in Latest Report PARIS, 17th November 2022 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has today published a new report advocating for corporate investment in production landscapes worldwide to combat commodity-driven deforestation, forest conversion, and degradation whilst promoting inclusion and improving the livelihoods of local communities. Entitled “Collective Action and Investment in Landscape Initiatives: […]
Analysis: Public Looks to Manufacturers and Retailers for Leadership on Forest Protection Blog 16 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Analysis: Public Looks to Manufacturers and Retailers for Leadership on Forest Protection Earlier this year, EU Parliament issued an historic vote to protect the world’s forests and the Indigenous Peoples living there.  The Deforestation Free Law, which requires companies to demonstrate that goods are not connected to deforestation in order to place them on the EU market passed the EU parliament in a landslide 453 to 57. […]
How Unilever is Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil Production Through a Landscape Approach in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia Blog 15 Nov 2022 Forest Positive How Unilever is Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil Production Through a Landscape Approach in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia At Unilever, we are committed to achieving a deforestation-free supply chain. We recognise that the private sector must work in partnership to tackle challenging issues. Since joining the Forest Positive Coalition, we engaged with other industry members to align on processes to strategise collective actions in production landscapes. Through a collaborative knowledge-sharing approach, the coalition […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches the “Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries”, in Collaboration with Accenture Press Release 10 Nov 2022 Carbon Solutions Hub The Consumer Goods Forum Launches the “Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries”, in Collaboration with Accenture PARIS and SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 10th November 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has launched the Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries in collaboration with its members, Accenture and the Race to Zero. It has been launched at COP27, where a key theme is making good on the commitments made at COP26 and demonstrating action. […]
CGF Sustainability Directors Host Keynotes on Human Rights and Plastic Waste at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA News Update 08 Nov 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Directors Host Keynotes on Human Rights and Plastic Waste at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA On 1st November 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Directors of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret and Ignacio Gavilan, hosted two keynote speeches at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA conference in Chicago, focused on human rights due diligence and plastic waste, respectively. In conversation with Patricia Jurewicz, CEO of the Responsible Sourcing Network, Didier held a practical […]
CGF Sustainability Senior Manager Shares Corporate Progress on Zero-deforestation and Nature-positive Commitments in Forest Trends Webinar News Update 08 Nov 2022 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Senior Manager Shares Corporate Progress on Zero-deforestation and Nature-positive Commitments in Forest Trends Webinar On 3rd October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Senior Manager, Sustainability, Debora Dias, joined an online webinar hosted by Forest Trends to share insights from the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action and how its members are taking individual and collective action to remove deforestation, forest degradation, and conversion from their key commodity supply […]
Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains Blog 02 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains When Nestlé first committed to no deforestation in 2010, it was the beginning of a major journey. There wasn’t an industry-wide definition of deforestation, there was limited visibility beyond direct suppliers and that made it difficult to assess deforestation risks. Now, a decade later, we have progressed enormously: ingredients that are high-risk for deforestation are largely traceable. We developed a […]
Radical Transparency is Vital to End Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 02 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Radical Transparency is Vital to End Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director In a recent article published by Products of Change, The Consumer Goods Forum Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, has explained why companies must commit to collaborative supply chain transparency if we are to achieve a forest positive future. Entitled “Radical Transparency is Vital to End Deforestation,” the article focuses on explaining why the Forest Positive […]
Major Consumer Goods Companies Signal Shared Demand for 800,000 Tons of Chemically Recycled Materials Press Release 12 Oct 2022 Plastic Waste Major Consumer Goods Companies Signal Shared Demand for 800,000 Tons of Chemically Recycled Materials Paris, 12th October 2022 – Twelve member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste have today published a letter addressed to suppliers, regulators and investors expressing their demand to procure chemically recycled material produced in line with their environmental safeguards. A wider survey of Coalition member companies indicates demand […]