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CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Digital Civil Society Stakeholder Engagement Platform News Update 15 Oct 2020 Environmental Sustainability CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Digital Civil Society Stakeholder Engagement Platform As part of its commitment to collaboration, transparency and accountability, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has today launched a digital engagement platform as a tool to use in its ongoing dialogues with stakeholders from the NGO community and civil society. The platform, called Evergreen, will provide an online space for […]
CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste News Update 24 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste As a member of Champions 12.3, a global coalition of executives committed to accelerating progress towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 against food loss, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has joined dozens of executives in a call to action for governments and industry actors to pursue strategies to “dramatically accelerate efforts to halve food loss […]
New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains Press Release 22 Sep 2020 Forest Positive New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains PARIS, 22nd September 2020 – Today, as part of Climate Week 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) officially launches the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, including 17 global consumer goods brands, retailers and manufacturers that will work together and use their collective voice to accelerate systemic efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from […]
Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit Press Release 17 Sep 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum has created a virtual edition for the first time due to impact of COVID-19; programme promises to deliver great content and networking opportunities; event is open to both members and non-members   PARIS, 17th September 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Food Waste Coalition of Action News Update 17 Aug 2020 Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Food Waste Coalition of Action The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched a CEO-led Coalition of Action on Food Waste, bringing together 14 of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers with the goal of halving per capita global food loss at the retailer and consumer levels. The Coalition and its members, with their explicit CEO engagement, action-oriented commitments and […]
Ignacio Gavilan Leads a Breakout Session at The GFSI Conference 2020 News Update 13 Mar 2020 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan Leads a Breakout Session at The GFSI Conference 2020 On Friday 28th February, Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at the 19th edition of the GFSI Conference, which took place in Seattle. Ignacio led a breakout session on the final day of the conference, entitled “Food Safety vs. Sustainability: The Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Using Recycled […]
Environmental Team Attend Latin America Food Waste and Loss Summit News Update 27 Nov 2019 Food Waste Environmental Team Attend Latin America Food Waste and Loss Summit At the end of September, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Latin American team spoke at the Latin America Food Waste and Loss Summit (Cumbre Latinoamericana de Pérdidas y Desperdicios de Alimentos) organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the #SinDesperdicio (#NoWaste) partners. Attended by […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Meets with Delegation from Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Articulation Press Release 07 Nov 2019 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Meets with Delegation from Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Articulation PARIS, 7th November 2019 – Representatives from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recently met with a delegation from the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Articulation (APIB), a national coalition and the voice of the Indigenous movement in Brazil. The goal of the meeting was to begin an ongoing dialogue between the two parties, and to provide APIB […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap Press Release 24 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap BERLIN, 24th October 2019 – After a successful day of critical insights, best practice sharing and rich discussions, day one of the 4th Sustainable Retail Summit has come to an end. Close to 300 industry experts convened at the Hilton Hotel in the German capital for the first of two days expected to sort fact […]
CGF Response to Deforestation Protests in Berlin Press Release 24 Oct 2019 Forest Positive CGF Response to Deforestation Protests in Berlin BERLIN, 24th October 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is aware of statements and protests by Robin Wood, Sum of Us, Mighty Earth and Greenpeace in relation to deforestation and the sourcing of key commodities like cattle, soy, palm oil and paper. The CGF and our members recognise that stopping deforestation is critical to addressing […]
Press Release 03 Oct 2019 Environmental Sustainability Deforestation, Plastics, Food Waste, Forced Labour and Health to Top the Agenda at 4th CGF Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum gears up for yet another gathering of key experts to tackle today’s biggest industry challenges and inspire positive change Berlin edition to highlight need for greater collaboration between industry, government and civil society   PARIS, 3rd October 2019 – The programme for the 4th Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) has now been […]
Environmental Sustainability Team Members Speak at Sustainability Summit in Bogota, Colombia News Update 10 Sep 2019 Environmental Sustainability Environmental Sustainability Team Members Speak at Sustainability Summit in Bogota, Colombia At the end of August, members of the Environmental Sustainability team spoke at the largest Sustainability Summit (Cumbre de Sostenibilidad) in Bogota, Colombia. Attended by more than 1,700 delegates, the event brought together experts from business, government, the public sector, and academia to discuss the biggest environmental challenges facing Colombia, and the planet. During the […]
Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Press Release 30 Aug 2019 Environmental Sustainability Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Images of the dry season fires in the Brazilian Amazon has generated massive media coverage and raised social consciousness about the existential challenges we face if rainforests continue to perish. They are vital to life on earth cleaning the air, circulating freshwater, storing carbon and providing livelihoods for more than a billion people.  The latest […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces 4th Edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit Press Release 20 Jun 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Announces 4th Edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit  Experts to gather in Berlin to address the hard truths, while tackling the leading sustainability issues facing the industry today Registrations now open! Take advantage of the early bird rates until 31st July   PARIS, 20th June 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in Berlin, Germany on […]
The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago News Update 19 Jun 2019 Food Waste The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago On May 20th – 21st, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Environmental Sustainability team held a Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago, the first of its kind in North America. Discussions during the workshop centered around measurement strategies, as well as challenges encountered by both retailers and manufacturers in the context of the North American […]
Are You Ready for The Honest Generation? Press Release 14 Jun 2019 Corporate Are You Ready for The Honest Generation? Futerra and The Consumer Goods Forum launch new research, revealing uncompromising expectations from Gen Z consumers on product transparency for social, health, environmental, and safety issues The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit, Vancouver, Canada, June 13, 2019 – #CGFSummit   VANCOUVER, 13th June 2019 — Today, The Consumer Goods Forum and the global change agency […]