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The CGF Latin America Joins “Pacto por la Comida” News Update 01 Apr 2021 Food Waste The CGF Latin America Joins “Pacto por la Comida” The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce that it is a signatory of “Pacto por la Comida”, an ambitious voluntary agreement which aims to bring together stakeholders to make food and beverage production more sustainable and prevent food loss and waste up to 50% in the next ten years in México. On March […]
CGF Sustainability Director: “How Grocery Can Unite to Take Meaningful Action on Food Waste” News Update 08 Mar 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director: “How Grocery Can Unite to Take Meaningful Action on Food Waste” An article written by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was published in The Grocer about the scale and implications of the global food waste problem, the role that the consumer goods industry can play to resolve it, and the actions that the members of CGF’s Food Waste Coalition are taking. […]
Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum Press Release 28 Jan 2021 Food Waste Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum PARIS, 28 January — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published the newest edition of its Food Waste Case Study Booklet, a collection of stories from CGF members, including those of its Food Waste Coalition of Action, highlighting their actions to reduce food loss and create more sustainable supply chains. The booklet brings together […]
CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts First in Series of “Engagement on Post-Harvest Losses” Workshops, Starting with Fresh Produce News Update 09 Dec 2020 Food Waste CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts First in Series of “Engagement on Post-Harvest Losses” Workshops, Starting with Fresh Produce On 9th December, the CGF Food Waste Coalition of Action held a two-hour virtual workshop for Coalition members, fresh produce suppliers and key stakeholder organisations to spark dialogues between both actors on collaborative ways to address the issue of food loss and waste, particularly on-farm losses. Engagement on the issue of post-harvest losses, which includes […]
CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” News Update 24 Nov 2020 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” An article written by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was published on Reuters Sustainable Business about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global issue of food waste, and how actors from around the world, whether they be retailers, manufacturers, consumers or governments, have been taking action to curb […]
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 […]
CGF Environmental Sustainability Director: Food Waste Needs to be “Top of Mind” for CEOs News Update 23 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Environmental Sustainability Director: Food Waste Needs to be “Top of Mind” for CEOs The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was featured in a recent article published by the HuffingtonPost about innovation and advancements made by the consumer goods industry to tackle the environmental, financial and social costs of the global food waste challenge. In the article, entitled “Would You Eat Food Waste to […]
CGF Managing Director Joins “Fixing the Business of Food” Cross-Sector Dialogue News Update 22 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Managing Director Joins “Fixing the Business of Food” Cross-Sector Dialogue On 22nd September 2020, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Wai-Chan Chan, joined the virtual panel, entitled “Fixing the Business of Food: A Critical Cross-Sector Dialogue to Re-Strategize Food Businesses,” hosted by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) together with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Santa Chiara Lab […]
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 Attends Latin America Food Waste and Loss Summit News Update 27 Nov 2019 Food Waste Environmental Team Attends 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting News Update 06 Jun 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainability Pillar has now officially been launched in China, following the first meeting of the new Chinese Steering Committee in Shanghai. This represents an important milestone in the CGF’s regionalisation strategy, as it looks to bring more focus on sustainability challenges to help drive sustainable business actions globally, and to engage […]