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CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on Panel at Food Waste Repackaged Learning Series Webinar News Update 21 Jun 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on Panel at Food Waste Repackaged Learning Series Webinar On June 15th, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke on a panel discussion as part of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Food Waste Repackaged Learning Series. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalition on Food Waste was invited to the panel to share his thoughts on the consumer goods industry’s role in […]
CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities News Update 18 Jun 2021 Food Waste CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities On 27th May, the CGF Food Waste Coalition of Action held the second in a series of virtual workshops centering around post harvest losses, this time looking at the issue from the lens of non-perishable agriculture commodities in small scale farming. The workshop provided the opportunity for Coalition members, key supply chain partner and technical experts to […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 3BL Forum on Plastic Waste Challenge News Update 09 Jun 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 3BL Forum on Plastic Waste Challenge On Wednesday June 2nd Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at “3BL Forum – Brands Taking Stands – LIVE!”, a virtual platform which convenes corporate leaders from top brands for a series of sessions meant to explore “the why” and “the how” behind business leadership at this critical moment in […]
Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  Blog 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  We all know that to tackle the scale of the societal and environmental challenges we face, every business has a vital role in helping to make a positive impact for people and the planet. As World Environment Day has just highlighted, actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of communities and our environment now […]
The CGF Attends One Planet Network’s Consultative Workshop on Sustainable Food Value Chain News Update 08 Jun 2021 Food Waste The CGF Attends One Planet Network’s Consultative Workshop on Sustainable Food Value Chain On Thursday April 22nd, Aliya Kumekbayeva, Sustainability Officer at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), participated in a consultative workshop organised by the One Planet Network, on sustainable food value chain focusing on processing, manufacturing and retail. The workshop was the second in a series of consultations organised by the network with the aim to allow for a collaborative […]
World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors Video 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors To mark World Oceans Day, the CGF Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, take a moment to discuss the environmental and social challenges facing our oceans and the people who work and live near them, and how the CGF’s Coalitions of Action are working to create a world that benefits ocean life and livelihoods.
METRO Plastic Initiative to “Turn Off the Tap” Blog 08 Jun 2021 Plastic Waste METRO Plastic Initiative to “Turn Off the Tap” One truckload of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans – every minute of every day. To tackle the plastic pollution of the oceans, we need to “turn this tap off”. What sounds like an appeal to save water is actually a quote from David Katz, founder and CEO of the Canadian social enterprise Plastic […]
Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Blog 26 May 2021 Plastic Waste Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Does one size fit all? Flexible pack sizes that fit one’s consumption pattern is a basic requirement for today’s consumers. The on-the-go lifestyles of millennials and Gen Z led to a surge in single-serve products in recent times. These consumer segments were also among the most environmentally conscious, making it important for product companies to ensure that […]
Members of Forest Positive Coalition Call for Stronger EU Laws Against Imported Deforestation News Update 21 May 2021 Forest Positive Members of Forest Positive Coalition Call for Stronger EU Laws Against Imported Deforestation On 18th May 2021, European-based members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition signed a statement from 11 consumer goods companies entitled “Business leaders support bold EU actions to eliminate imported deforestation”. The statement calls for the EU (European Union) to adopt strong legislation to stop imported deforestation within the European market, which […]
Food Waste Coalition Welcomes Six New Members: Auchan, Costco, Grupo IFA, Loblaw Companies Limited, Spinneys Dubai, and Tyson Foods News Update 19 May 2021 Food Waste Food Waste Coalition Welcomes Six New Members: Auchan, Costco, Grupo IFA, Loblaw Companies Limited, Spinneys Dubai, and Tyson Foods In 2021 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Food Waste Coalition has been pleased to welcome six new members: Auchan, Costco, Grupo IFA, Loblaw Companies Limited, Spinneys Dubai, and Tyson Foods. The addition of these six members brings the Coalition’s membership to 23 CGF members committed to driving accelerated, collective action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]
Plastic Waste Coalition Welcomes Five New Members: Ferrero, Grupo AlEn, Lenta, McCain Foods and Refresco News Update 19 May 2021 Plastic Waste Plastic Waste Coalition Welcomes Five New Members: Ferrero, Grupo AlEn, Lenta, McCain Foods and Refresco Since its official launch in early 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition has been pleased to welcome five new members: Ferrero, Grupo AlEn, Lenta, McCain Foods and Refresco. The addition of these five members brings the Coalition’s membership to 41 CGF members committed to tackle the plastic pollution challenge and help advance […]
Forest Positive Coalition Welcomes Three New Members: Asia Pulp and Paper, Reckitt and Sodexo News Update 18 May 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Welcomes Three New Members: Asia Pulp and Paper, Reckitt and Sodexo Since its official launch at Climate Week NYC in September 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition has been pleased to welcome three new members: Asia Pulp and Paper, Reckitt, and Sodexo. The addition of these three members brings the Coalition’s membership to 20 CGF members committed to removing deforestation, forest degradation and […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at Food Integrity 2021 on Industry Challenges News Update 29 Apr 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at Food Integrity 2021 on Industry Challenges On Friday April 23rd, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at Food Integrity 2021 which brought together professionals from the food and beverage sector to debate the challenges facing the industry and share their lessons and solutions. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 News Update 27 Apr 2021 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 On 20th April 2021, CGF Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC’s) annual SPC Impact conference for a virtual session entitled, “Responsible Sourcing: Why Companies are Making Investments in the Forests They Rely On?” in his role as director of the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition. The session was sponsored by the Sustainable […]
Accelerating Sustainability in Russia: A Retailer’s Perspective Podcast 23 Apr 2021 Food Waste Accelerating Sustainability in Russia: A Retailer’s Perspective   In this episode, you will hear from Jyrki Talvitie, Senior Advisor on Sustainability at Magnit, who shares unique insights on the sustainability landscape in Russia, as well as updates on the retailer’s strategic work on key sustainability topics such as food waste, and healthy living. Tune in to hear more!  
Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet has Never Been More Critical Blog 22 Apr 2021 Corporate Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet has Never Been More Critical Today is Earth Day, an international day of environmental action and an important moment to reflect on the vital role of businesses in protecting the planet. Our unique and precious world is on the brink of profound change. Our actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of people, communities and our planet now: they are […]