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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Neste and REWE Group News Update 22 Nov 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Neste and REWE Group In fall 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has been pleased to welcome two new members: Neste and REWE Group. The addition of these two members brings the Coalition’s membership to 27 CGF members committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide by […]
CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum News Update 16 Nov 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum On 28th October, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, was pleased to join a panel session at the fourth annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) entitled “Promoting a Worker-Centric Trade Policy in the Indo-Pacific,” to discuss the CGF’s social sustainability strategy and how it can positively impact consumer goods supply chains in the […]
CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Progresses on Social Objectives News Update 16 Nov 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Progresses on Social Objectives The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Japan Social Working Group, an initiative of the CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group (JSLG), has entered its second year of  work with great participation from 22 members and one observer. The Japan Social Working Group is led by Ajinomoto as its group leader, and works in line with the CGF’s […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean News Update 05 Nov 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean On 6th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, joined a panel discussion at the 6th annual Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean. Didier spoke in his capacity as director of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Jerónimo Martins and Upfield News Update 04 Oct 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Jerónimo Martins and Upfield 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 two new members: Jerónimo Martins and Upfield. The addition of these two members brings the Coalition’s membership to 25 CGF members committed […]
CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report News Update 27 Sep 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report Didier Bergeret, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Director of Sustainability, has contributed to a new publication released by the International Trade Centre (ITC) entitled, “Sustainability Standards: A New Deal to Build Forward Better”. The publication was released as part of the ITC’s Trade for Sustainable Development Forum.  In his interview, entitled “COVID-19: Shining a Spotlight on […]
CGF HRC Hosts Informative Webinar on Impactt’s New Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs News Update 24 Sep 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Hosts Informative Webinar on Impactt’s New Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs On 27th July, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Human Right Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) hosted an informative session on Impactt’s new Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs.  Building on the CGF’s work with stakeholders from government and civil society since the launch of the […]