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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 […]
A Deep Dive Into Social Sustainability in the Seafood Sector Podcast 28 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour A Deep Dive Into Social Sustainability in the Seafood Sector   In this episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden speaks with Leslie Hushka, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate and Social Responsibility at The Bumble Bee Seafood Company, which is one of the newest members of The Consumer Goods Forum and its Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour. Madelaine […]
Empowering Women and Encouraging Entrepreneurship in the Cocoa Supply Chain Blog 08 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Empowering Women and Encouraging Entrepreneurship in the Cocoa Supply Chain In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, I’m happy to reflect on and share progress for recent initiatives Ferrero has undertaken together with our partners to elevate and support women who play a significant role in our cocoa supply chain. The Ivory Coast is an important source of cocoa for Ferrero. Together with […]
On the Path to an Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Company and World: SMART Outsourcing at HEINEKEN South Africa Blog 04 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour On the Path to an Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Company and World: SMART Outsourcing at HEINEKEN South Africa At HEINEKEN, we are looking beyond our direct employees, as we continue our work to ensure fair living and working standards for the people directly connected to our business. Outsourcing non-core activities means we have the right expertise on-site for the right job; allowing us to focus on what we do best, brewing and selling […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series News Update 15 Feb 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series In February 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) launched a new virtual training series to help raise awareness of the importance of deploying Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in HRC members’ own operations. HRDD is the process organisations should carry out to identify, prevent, […]
Resilient Trade Starts with Sustainable Supply Chains Blog 21 Jan 2022 Social Sustainability Resilient Trade Starts with Sustainable Supply Chains This article originally appeared on the OECD Forum Network. We are entering the third year of a global pandemic that has interrupted our lives, both professionally and personally, in unprecedented, unexpected and, in some cases, irreversible ways. Around the world, international trade has been hit hard by the pandemic. Travel restrictions have halted migration flows […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: The Bumble Bee Seafood Company and The Walt Disney Company News Update 18 Jan 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: The Bumble Bee Seafood Company and The Walt Disney Company At the start of 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has been pleased to welcome two new members: The Bumble Bee Seafood Company and The Walt Disney Company. The addition of these two members brings the Coalition’s membership to 29 CGF members committed to helping […]
Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses Blog 16 Dec 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses As we see out the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, one thing is clear: it’s time to step up action. Child labour has worsened. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, there are now 160 million children in child labour – 8.6 million more children than in 2016. In […]
#TogetherForTomorrow — CGF and Oxfam Video 16 Dec 2021 Social Sustainability #TogetherForTomorrow — CGF and Oxfam  The Consumer Goods Forum believes collaboration is key to reaching the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030. We’re reflecting with our key partners about what collaboration means to us. In this video, hear from Irit Tamir from Oxfam America. For more information about the CGF’s work on building a forest positive future and sustainability, visit […]
2021: A Progressive Year for Human Rights Blog 13 Dec 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour 2021: A Progressive Year for Human Rights As we close the year by marking the annual International Human Rights Day, it is helpful to reflect on the past year to understand where we have come in our fight against forced labour, and to look forward to see where we still need to advance. With an estimated 25 million people trapped in cases […]