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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels News Update 21 Nov 2018 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels On 17th October 2018, Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan spoke at a conference organised by EuroCommerce, entitled “Circular Economy – Scaling up Market Solutions in Retail and Wholesale”. Speakers and delegates discussed how retail & wholesale businesses can work together with government and others in the supply chain to achieve a circular economy. The main […]
CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen News Update 06 Sep 2018 Food Waste CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen On 30th – 31st August, Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan attended the “Better Food for More People” World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual event, organised by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, aims to push forward the agenda on sustainable development within production and consumption of food and healthy lives in […]
Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using Technology for the Benefit of Retailers and Consumers News Update 01 Mar 2018 Food Waste Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using Technology for the Benefit of Retailers and Consumers We are pleased to announce the publication of a new report, entitled Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using technology for the benefit of retailers and consumers. Capgemini and The Consumer Goods Forum, through this End-to-End Value Chain Learning Series, aim to identify the challenges and opportunities that food retailers face and the important role they can play in reducing food […]
Seven Brands Add Their Food Waste Stories to Updated CGF Publication News Update 02 Oct 2017 Environmental Sustainability Seven Brands Add Their Food Waste Stories to Updated CGF Publication The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has published an updated Food Waste Booklet, featuring yet more real life examples of how CGF members are measuring and reducing food loss and waste. In 2015, the CGF launched its Food Waste Resolution, with members agreeing to halve food waste in their own operations by 2025 and in line […]
Champions 12.3 Releases Second Annual Report to Assess Food Loss and Waste News Update 22 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Champions 12.3 Releases Second Annual Report to Assess Food Loss and Waste Champions 12.3 has just released its second annual report to assess global progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, adopted two years ago, which calls to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030. In this latest publication, co-authored with WRI, Champions 12.3 concludes that while Target 12.3 is ambitious, it is achievable. […]
Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
CGF Environmental Director to Attend Event on Food Waste During Climate Week NYC 2017 News Update 13 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability CGF Environmental Director to Attend Event on Food Waste During Climate Week NYC 2017 Alongside event partner Champions 12.3, CGF Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, will be joining CGF Board members for an event entitled “Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Advancing the Agenda” in New York. The event will be held on the morning of 20th September at the Rockerfeller Foundation and coincides with Climate Week NYC 2017. Each […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Jury for REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest News Update 29 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Jury for REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest   The CGF Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, is one of four food waste experts comprising the jury of the EU-wide REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest. Ignacio, alongside the panel of jurists, will be announcing the winners of the contest at the REFRESH Conference on 18th May 2017 in Berlin. The REFRESH Food Waste Solution […]
New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste Press Release 07 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste   Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders in food waste reduction including The Consumer Goods Forum Managing Director Peter Freedman, have just released a new report. Latest study shows that companies, consumers and governments can save billions of dollars by acting to cut food loss and waste   PARIS, 7th March, 2017 – One-third of […]