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CGF Sustainability Directors Host Keynotes on Human Rights and Plastic Waste at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA News Update 08 Nov 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Directors Host Keynotes on Human Rights and Plastic Waste at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA On 1st November 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Directors of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret and Ignacio Gavilan, hosted two keynote speeches at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA conference in Chicago, focused on human rights due diligence and plastic waste, respectively. In conversation with Patricia Jurewicz, CEO of the Responsible Sourcing Network, Didier held a practical […]
Consumer Goods Companies Release Practical Guidance on Repayment of Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees Press Release 27 Oct 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Consumer Goods Companies Release Practical Guidance on Repayment of Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour and AIM-Progress member companies release step-by-step guide for repayment of worker-paid recruitment fees Around one-fifth of all people in forced labour exploitation in the private economy are in situations of debt bondage, which can be caused by paying recruitment fees New Guidance is designed to be […]
Guidance on the Repayment of Worker-paid Recruitment Fees and Related Costs Publication 27 Oct 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Guidance on the Repayment of Worker-paid Recruitment Fees and Related Costs
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Palm Oil Supply Chains v1.0 Publication 20 Oct 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Palm Oil Supply Chains v1.0
In New Project, Consumer Goods Companies Team Up with Palm Oil Companies to Fight Forced Labour in Malaysia Press Release 20 Oct 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour In New Project, Consumer Goods Companies Team Up with Palm Oil Companies to Fight Forced Labour in Malaysia PARIS and KUALA LUMPUR, 20th October 2022 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has launched its People Positive Palm Project, designed to drive collaboration between consumer goods companies and palm oil suppliers in Malaysia to address the issue of forced labour in the Malaysian palm […]
CGF Response to Human Rights Demonstrations at New York Climate Week  News Update 26 Sep 2022 Forest Positive CGF Response to Human Rights Demonstrations at New York Climate Week  As The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action launched its second Annual Report during an event at New York Climate Week last week, the Coalition was reminded of the importance of protecting human rights and environmental defenders thanks to demonstrations from several advocate groups. The Coalition firmly believes that forest positive has […]
28 Million People in Forced Labour in 2021: CGF Response to Latest ILO Statistics on Modern Slavery Blog 15 Sep 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour 28 Million People in Forced Labour in 2021: CGF Response to Latest ILO Statistics on Modern Slavery This week, the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced that 50 million people were living in situations of modern slavery around the world in 2021, according to latest calculations. The new statistics, shared in the latest Global Estimates on Modern Slavery report, define modern slavery as situations of forced labour and forced marriage, and show 28 […]
CGF Partners with Reuters Events for “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022” News Update 02 Sep 2022 Environmental Sustainability CGF Partners with Reuters Events for “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022” We are pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with Reuters Events to support their upcoming event, “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022”, which takes place in Chicago on 1-2 November. The event brings together all key actors along the supply chain (sustainability, procurement, supply chains, sourcing, operations) to share ideas, identify potential collaborations, determine […]
Driving Nature, Climate, and People Positive Impacts in Production Landscapes Worldwide Podcast 17 Aug 2022 Forest Positive Driving Nature, Climate, and People Positive Impacts in Production Landscapes Worldwide     In this episode of the CGF Sustainability podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden catches up with Anna Turrell, Head of Environment, Tesco, for a special in-person conversation at the 2022 CGF Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland. As co-lead of the CGF Forest Positive Coalition Landscape Engagement Working Group, Anna shares with Madelaine the Coalition’s ambitious […]
Global Summit 2022: CGF Talks with the Human Rights Coalition Co-chairs Video 18 Jul 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Summit 2022: CGF Talks with the Human Rights Coalition Co-chairs  At the annual Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland, the CGF catches up with the co-chairs of the Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), Veronika Pountcheva from METRO AG and Paul Lalli from The Coca-Cola Company, to hear their reflections on the Coalition’s work focused on human rights due diligence, driving […]
Global Summit 2022: CGF Talks with Guy Ryder, International Labour Organization Video 08 Jul 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Summit 2022: CGF Talks with Guy Ryder, International Labour Organization    At the annual CGF Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland, The Consumer Goods Forum catches up with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, for his reflections on the world of work and our progress fighting forced labour. Learn more about The Consumer Goods Forum’s work to create fair and decent working conditions […]
Human Rights Lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez Joins CGF Sustainability Team News Update 05 Jul 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez Joins CGF Sustainability Team The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to welcome human rights lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez to the sustainability team as Senior Manager of the Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC). Originally from Colombia, Maria Isabel is admitted to the bar both in Colombia and France, and brings a rich background […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes New Member: Woolworths Group News Update 12 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes New Member: Woolworths Group In May 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has been pleased to welcome its newest member, Woolworths Group. The addition of this new member brings the Coalition’s membership to 30 CGF members committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide by driving individual […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Own Operations v1.2 Publication 11 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Own Operations v1.2
Ensuring Good Working Conditions Worldwide with Human Rights Due Diligence Podcast 11 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Ensuring Good Working Conditions Worldwide with Human Rights Due Diligence In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden connects with Richa Mittal, Senior Director, Agriculture and Supply Chain Innovation at the Fair Labor Association. In 2021, he CGF Human Rights Coalition ⁠— Working to End Forced Labour started working with the Fair Labor Association and the UN International Organisation for Migration to […]
Collecting Open-Source Information to Aid Responsible Recruitment Podcast 30 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Collecting Open-Source Information to Aid Responsible Recruitment In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden speaks with CGF member Sarah Smith from The Kellogg Company, and Marcus Burke from WBCSD, to discuss a new tool developed by AIM-Progress and WBCSD to aid organisations in their responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. Take a listen to learn more […]