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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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. […]
CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection News Update 19 Mar 2021 Social Sustainability CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection On 19th March 2021, the CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) held an informative session for HRC and SSCI members about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its new legislation which can prevent the import of consumer goods to the United States […]
Coalition of Global Consumer Goods Companies Launches Framework for the Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Aligned Approach Against Forced Labour Press Release 15 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Coalition of Global Consumer Goods Companies Launches Framework for the Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Aligned Approach Against Forced Labour Twenty-two consumer goods brands and retailers commit to implement Framework in their own operations by 2025 as part of participation in Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Framework lays out maturity journey for implementing six-step human rights due diligence systems to identify, address and prevent […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing News Update 09 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing On 4th March, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined the 8th annual World Ocean Summit for a session entitled, “Developing a common position on human rights due diligence in fishing.” Didier, who oversees the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative […]
CGF Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour News Update 09 Feb 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour Next month, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, will be speaking at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit 2021. The CGF is a proud association partner of this year’s event, which will this year take the format of a virtual week from 1st to 5th March. The event brings […]
CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector Press Release 21 Jan 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector PARIS, 21 January 2021 —  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitment to tackling environmental and social issues associated with palm oil production and supply.  […]
Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action Press Release 10 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action Twenty of the world’s leading consumer goods companies take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their supply chains In line with international agreements, Coalition members have developed a framework for deploying forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence systems in their operations to identify, remedy and prevent forced labour risks and impacts […]
CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark News Update 03 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark On 30th November, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) issued a response to the latest KnowTheChain (KTC) Food & Beverage Benchmark Findings report, which was released on 15th October 2020. This report marks the 3rd edition of such benchmark focusing on how the food and beverage […]
CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework News Update 16 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework Eradicating forced labour is a task that no one person, company or organisation can achieve acting alone. The CGF Human Rights Coalition—Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) is committed to engaging with key stakeholders to best develop its approach and implement it with the greatest impact. In October 2020, the HRC held two stakeholder consultations […]
Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference News Update 09 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference On 29th October, CGF Social Sustainability Manager Nadia Bunce joined a virtual discussion at the annual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues and Conference for a panel titled, “Responsible Recruitment: A Post Covid-19 Agenda Across Supply Chains.”  The panel focused on the role of responsible recruitment both specifically in India and globally. Nadia spoke about […]
CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement News Update 06 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement On 6th November, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined an event with French association, Entreprises pour les droits de l’homme, to commence discussions with French-operating companies around engaging with human rights and forced labour risks within the companies’ operations. With increasing regulatory demands in France and the European Union around human […]