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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 […]
The Power of Holistic Action on Sustainability Podcast 04 Aug 2021 Food Waste The Power of Holistic Action on Sustainability www.tcgfsocial.com | www.tcgfssci.com | In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Louise Chester speaks to Fritz Micus, Director of Corporate Communications at Symrise. Take a listen to hear Fritz speak about Symrise’s innovative, multi-faceted sustainability strategy, and more.  
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members News Update 09 Jul 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members On 28th June 2021, the Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) hosted an informative open house session for all CGF members. The HRC is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) consisting of 23 retailers and manufacturers committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Issues Call for IT Service Providers News Update 09 Jul 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Issues Call for IT Service Providers The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has issued a call for proposals from highly skilled IT service providers to develop an online dashboard to support HRC members’ actions rooting out and eradicating forced labour from their own operations and supply chains. The HRC is a CEO-led […]
International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea Blog 30 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea The Day of the Seafarer may not be a day that is at the forefront of public consciousness, but it should be. The coronavirus has devastated lives on a global scale and perhaps irreparably shifted our understanding of our health and freedom. However, whilst some parts of the globe are attempting to regain some sense […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Press Release 23 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) launches 5-year project between coalition of retailer and manufacturer members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Projects focus on eradicating forced labour from companies’ own operations and companies’ palm oil supply chains in Malaysia, and on creating enabling […]
Helping People Thrive Through Responsible Sourcing and Due Diligence Podcast 18 Jun 2021 Social Sustainability Helping People Thrive Through Responsible Sourcing and Due Diligence www.tcgfsocial.com | www.tcgfssci.com | In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden checks in with Brian White, Vice President Compliance at the J.M. Smucker Company, an active and long-time participant in the CGF’s social sustainability work on human rights, responsible sourcing, and due diligence. Take a listen to hear Brian’s reflections on […]
World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors Video 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors To mark World Oceans Day, the CGF Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, take a moment to discuss the environmental and social challenges facing our oceans and the people who work and live near them, and how the CGF’s Coalitions of Action are working to create a world that benefits ocean life and livelihoods.
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Three New Members: Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero, and Starbucks News Update 26 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Three New Members: Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero, and Starbucks Since its official launch on Human Rights Day 2020 with its #SilenceIsUnacceptable campaign, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has been pleased to welcome three new members: The Colgate-Palmolive Company, Ferrero, and Starbucks. The addition of these three members brings the Coalition’s membership to 23 CGF […]
Human Rights Due Diligence: Tesco’s Journey Blog 24 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Due Diligence: Tesco’s Journey Tesco is a proud member of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), which shares our ambition to eradicate forced labour from consumer goods supply chains and own operations globally. We are pleased that the Coalition has now released its first strategic document: the HRC Maturity Journey Framework […]
Paul Lalli, The Coca-Cola Company, Appointed Manufacturer Co-Chair of CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour News Update 19 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Paul Lalli, The Coca-Cola Company, Appointed Manufacturer Co-Chair of CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce that Paul Lalli, Global VP, Human Rights, at The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) has been appointed Manufacturer Co-chair of the CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC). Paul takes on the role that was previously held by Brent Wilton, his predecessor at TCCC. […]
CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing News Update 06 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today offered its support of a new tool to support Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) from a collective of United Nations agencies that focuses on protecting seafarers stranded on ships due to new COVID-19 variants and government-imposed travel restrictions. The framework, entitled “Maritime Human Rights Risks and the Covid-19 […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Ksapa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office for Legally Binding HRDD Webinar News Update 04 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins Ksapa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office for Legally Binding HRDD Webinar On 27th April 2021, CGF Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, joined a virtual roundtable hosted by Ksapa, The session, entitled “Human Rights Due Diligence: Legally-Binding Instruments to Date,” was part of a series of webinars about human rights hosted by Ksapa. Bergeret was joined by Lene Wendland, Chief of Business & Human Rights Branch in the […]
The Gender Lens of Forced Labour Podcast 31 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Gender Lens of Forced Labour   In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Louise Chester is joined by Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility and Senior Vice President at METRO AG and co-chair of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour. To mark Women’s History Month, Veronika speaks about gender-based violence, how […]
Why Forest Positive Must Mean “People Positive” Blog 26 Mar 2021 Forest Positive Why Forest Positive Must Mean “People Positive” Every year, 21st March marks the International Day of Forests, a day created to celebrate and raise awareness on the important role forests play in our planet’s wellbeing, the examples of which are endless. But forests are also important for human wellbeing, providing homes and livelihoods for millions of people: a 2020 study found that […]
“Tony’s Chocolonely Deserves Support for Tackling the Complexity of Combatting Forced Labour,” says CGF Sustainability Director in Reuters Editorial News Update 25 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour “Tony’s Chocolonely Deserves Support for Tackling the Complexity of Combatting Forced Labour,” says CGF Sustainability Director in Reuters Editorial Commenting on the recent news around Tony’s Chocolonely and how it has been dropped from Slave Free Chocolate’s list of ethical chocolate companies, despite its efforts to fight forced labour in global cocoa supply chains, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability Didier Bergeret has contributed an opinion piece to Reuters Events Sustainable Business. […]