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CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour Press Release 05 Oct 2020 Social Sustainability CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour PARIS, 5 October 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has today launched a public consultation on its framework for the implementation of forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in consumer goods supply chains, as well as its Palm Oil Roadmap, which outlines […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for  Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour News Update 05 Oct 2020 Social Sustainability CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour To assist its member companies in implementing its dynamic strategy to eradicate forced labour from their own operations, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has issued a call for proposals to experts and service providers in order to collaboratively develop field-level programmes that will aide transforming the […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing Press Release 24 Sep 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing PARIS, 24th September 2020 — Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors have published a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres. The letter calls on Mr Guterres to encourage governments to take immediate action to ensure consumer goods companies can continue to serve their customers with the essential goods […]
Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit Press Release 17 Sep 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum has created a virtual edition for the first time due to impact of COVID-19; programme promises to deliver great content and networking opportunities; event is open to both members and non-members   PARIS, 17th September 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) […]
Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day News Update 10 Dec 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day Forced labour continues to affect people in every corner of the world, and reaches far and wide into our daily consumption. According to statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are now around 40 million victims of modern slavery of which 25 million are in situations of forced labour. Of the 25 million, 16 […]
The CGF and Partners Return to Malaysia and Thailand for Roundtable & Governmental Dialogue on Responsible Recruitment News Update 01 Oct 2019 Social Sustainability The CGF and Partners Return to Malaysia and Thailand for Roundtable & Governmental Dialogue on Responsible Recruitment In July 2019, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to return to Malaysia and Thailand to host a regional roundtable and two sets of governmental dialogue sessions in the respective countries. The 2019 series of events, hosted alongside the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)‘s Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, and the Responsible Business Alliance’s […]
Director Social Sustainability Speak on Panel at CSR Asia in Bangkok News Update 30 Sep 2019 Social Sustainability Director Social Sustainability Speak on Panel at CSR Asia in Bangkok On 18th – 19th September, Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability at the CGF, attended and spoke on a panel at CSR Asia Summit 2019, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand. The focus of on the two-day event was on strategy for results, supply chain innovation, and effectiveness. Didier spoke on a panel entitled “Responsible […]
The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver News Update 25 Jun 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver On June 11th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the B Team held a special event on forced labour, entitled “Business Leaders and Governments Working to Eradicate Forced Labour”, ahead of the CGF’s flagship event, the Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada. The high-level event brought together an impressive lineup of business leaders, senior government representatives […]
The CGF and Key Industry Partners Host Roundtable on Responsible Recruitment in Myanmar News Update 21 Jun 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The CGF and Key Industry Partners Host Roundtable on Responsible Recruitment in Myanmar The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to hold the first in the 2019 series of regional roundtables on responsible recruitment in Yangon, Myanmar on 15th May 2019, alongside the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)‘s Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), the Responsible Labor Initiative, and the International Tourism Partnership.     The 2019 series of event are […]
Social Sustainability Team Announces 2019 Events and Publishes Calendar of Forced Labour Events News Update 27 Mar 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Team Announces 2019 Events and Publishes Calendar of Forced Labour Events Building on the successful 2018 Regional Roundtables on Responsible Recruitment, and subsequent governmental dialogue in Malaysia and Thailand, The Consumer Goods Forum; the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the Responsible Labor Initiative will co-host a cycle of events and governmental dialogue in 2019 to constructively discuss the challenges, implications and opportunities on transitioning […]
Didier Bergeret Speaks at ILO Workshop on Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Textile Industry News Update 18 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability Didier Bergeret Speaks at ILO Workshop on Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Textile Industry On 20th November, Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret spoke at a workshop in Brussels, set up to present the project “Clear Cotton” which aims to eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile, and garments value chains. The project is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) […]
Carrefour and Danone Present the CHL France Initiative at the Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 08 Nov 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Carrefour and Danone Present the CHL France Initiative at the Sustainable Retail Summit Thomas Kyriaco, Customers Alimentation Initiative Director, Danone and Bertrand Swiderski, Sustainability Director, Carrefour Group, France joined forces at the Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in Lisbon at the end of October to speak about the latest ‘Collaboration for Healthier Lives’ (CHL) intervention that will be rolled out in France next year. The work is part of […]
14 Stakeholders and 2 CGF Members add their Case Studies to Updated Forced Labour Publications News Update 23 Oct 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour 14 Stakeholders and 2 CGF Members add their Case Studies to Updated Forced Labour Publications The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has published an updated edition of its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet, which has been expanded to include examples provided by 14 stakeholder organisations and 2 new CGF member companies on how they are tackling forced labour. The booklet showcases actionable insights and learnings from CGF member companies, business […]
CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore News Update 28 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business, alongside key partners, teamed up to host the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment & Employment on 11th and 12th June in Singapore. This important event provided an opportunity to explore successes and barriers to eliminating worker-paid fees, that often lead to […]
World Egg Organisation Adopts the CGF Resolution on Forced Labour News Update 25 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour World Egg Organisation Adopts the CGF Resolution on Forced Labour The Board of the World Egg Organisation announced that as part of their commitment to social sustainability they are adopting The Consumer Goods Forum’s Resolution on Forced Labour at their recent Conference of international egg industry leaders held in London during April.  In the same month, the latest participants of the industry’s Young Egg Leaders (YEL) programme […]
Guy Ryder, Director General of the ILO Interviewed at the Global Summit News Update 22 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability Guy Ryder, Director General of the ILO Interviewed at the Global Summit On 13th June, Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), closed the first day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Summit with a session entitled “The Future of Work: People & Technology”. Ryder spoke about the fast, profound, and global transformation of employment by technology, and the ramifications for our institutions […]