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Forest Positive Coalition Welcomes New Member: Neste News Update 10 Jan 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Welcomes New Member: Neste The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition has been pleased to welcome a new member, Neste, bringing the Coalition’s membership to 21 CGF members committed to removing deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from key commodity supply chains. The full list of Coalition members are: Asia Paper and Pulp (APP) Sinar Mas, Carrefour, Colgate- Palmolive […]
Forest Positive Coalition Launches First Guidance Documents for Forest Positive Soy and Palm Oil Suppliers News Update 09 Dec 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Launches First Guidance Documents for Forest Positive Soy and Palm Oil Suppliers The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition has today released two documents that can aid companies in their efforts to become forest positive businesses. The “Guidance for Forest Positive Soy Suppliers and Traders” is a document detailing how soy suppliers and traders can adopt and implement deforestation- and conversion-free commitments across their entire soy […]
Companies Must Embrace Transparency to End Deforestation, says CGF Managing Director News Update 09 Nov 2021 Forest Positive Companies Must Embrace Transparency to End Deforestation, says CGF Managing Director In a recent article published in Food Dive, The Consumer Goods Forum Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, has advocated for companies to adopt increased transparency efforts in order to make real progress against the deforestation crisis. Entitled “Food companies must embrace transparency and accountability to end deforestation,” the article focuses on the need for food manufacturers […]
Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Press Release 06 Nov 2021 Forest Positive Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Forest Positive Coalition of Action aligns on landscape engagement ambition to help stop deforestation and advance forest positive strategy The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action launches first phase in strategy to transform areas equivalent to the size of Coalition’s combined production-base footprint to forest positive by 2030 Coalition and its 20 members […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 Press Release 05 Nov 2021 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is today becoming an official “Accelerator” of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, to help increase progress towards net zero among its global membership.  — Over the last six months, the proportion of the 57-strong CGF Board in the Race to Zero has more than doubled from 22% to […]
CGF Response to COP26 Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030 News Update 04 Nov 2021 Forest Positive CGF Response to COP26 Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030 As more than 100 governments pledge to end deforestation by 2030 ahead of the 26th annual United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) welcomes this commitment and, in alignment with the work of its Forest Positive Coalition of Action, offers its support to world leaders to make this commitment a […]
Forest Positive Coalition Participates in Pre-COP26 Discussion with FACT Dialogue News Update 26 Oct 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Participates in Pre-COP26 Discussion with FACT Dialogue On 7th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was pleased to join representatives from the United Kingdom and Ghanian governments for a discussion focused on the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue ahead of the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will be held in early November in […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 21st Annual AECOC Congress of Meat and Prepared Products News Update 18 Oct 2021 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 21st Annual AECOC Congress of Meat and Prepared Products Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. On 21st September 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan, joined a panel discussion on “The Challenge of Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials” at the 21st AECOC Congress of Meat and Prepared Products (21ª edición del Congreso AECOC de Productos Cárnicos y Elaborados). Speaking on […]
Forest Positive Coalition Hosts Final Day of Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 04 Oct 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Hosts Final Day of Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe On 29th September 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition hosted the third and final day of the Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joined the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Advances on Commitment from Businesses to Publicly Report Against New Deforestation Performance Metrics Press Release 22 Sep 2021 Forest Positive The Consumer Goods Forum Advances on Commitment from Businesses to Publicly Report Against New Deforestation Performance Metrics The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action – led by Alexandre Bompard, CEO, Carrefour, and Grant F. Reid, CEO, Mars, Incorporated – today demonstrates critical progress on its commitment to publicly report against new performance metrics to end commodity-driven deforestation, in a major push to increase collective transparency To help achieve a forest […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 24 Aug 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition (FPC) is proud to sponsor this year’s annual Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe, to be held virtually from 27th to 29th September. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joins the […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance News Update 12 Aug 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance On August 4th, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) spoke on a panel discussion hosted by BrightTALK on the topic of sustainable finance. Ignacio who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to the panel to share his thoughts on the role of the financial sector […]
Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 28 Jul 2021 Forest Positive Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director In July 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, published an editorial in Business Green about the importance of businesses’ involvement in landscape-level initiatives as part of the global strategy to fight deforestation. The article, entitled “Businesses must engage in landscapes initiatives if we are to tackle deforestation,” explains the business case […]
New Film Illustrates Forest Positive Coalition’s First Collective Landscape Investment News Update 30 Jun 2021 Forest Positive New Film Illustrates Forest Positive Coalition’s First Collective Landscape Investment During The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) annual Global Summit, the CGF launched a new digital video series, produced by BBC Storyworks, highlighting the power of the consumer goods industry to help build better lives through better business. One film, “Coalitions Protecting Our Forests” focused specifically on the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, which was […]
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 […]
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 […]