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Advancing Due Diligence and Responsible Recruitment to Respect Human Rights: The Consumer Goods Forum and AIM-Progress Announce Renewed Collaboration Press Release 11 Jan 2023 Human Rights Advancing Due Diligence and Responsible Recruitment to Respect Human Rights: The Consumer Goods Forum and AIM-Progress Announce Renewed Collaboration PARIS and BRUSSELS, 11th January 2023 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition (HRC) and AIM-Progress are excited to announce they have reaffirmed their commitment to collaboratively address human rights challenges in the consumer goods industry – notably around forced labour – to open up new opportunities for greater impact, respect for workers’ […]
Faces of Sustainability: Anbinh Phan, Walmart Video 15 Dec 2022 Human Rights Faces of Sustainability: Anbinh Phan, Walmart In this “Faces of Sustainability”, we meet the people behind the scenes of the CGF’s five sustainability coalitions, working to advance sustainability goals in the consumer goods industry and make a better world for everyone. In this episode, the CGF’s Madelaine VanDerHeyden chats with Anbinh Phan, Walmart.
Fairness, Integrity, Safety, and Health (FISH) Standard for Crew Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 15 Dec 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Fairness, Integrity, Safety, and Health (FISH) Standard for Crew Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 15th December 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from the Fairness, Integrity, Safety, and Health (FISH) Standard for Crew, marking FISH’s first step in earning SSCI Recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s At-Sea Operations scope. The […]
#CloserThanYouThink: Why Consumer Goods Companies are Calling for Urgent Action on Forced Labour for Human Rights Day 2022 Blog 12 Dec 2022 Human Rights #CloserThanYouThink: Why Consumer Goods Companies are Calling for Urgent Action on Forced Labour for Human Rights Day 2022 Forced labour is everywhere – and it’s on the rise. Recent reports from the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimate 28 million people were in situations of forced labour in 2021, a 12 percent increase from 2016. The majority of these cases are found in the private sector, particularly in central operations of the consumer goods […]
Forced Labour is #CloserThanYouThink Video 11 Dec 2022 Human Rights Forced Labour is #CloserThanYouThink For Human Rights Day 2022, the CGF Human Rights Coalition has launched its #CloserThanYouThink campaign. The focus of this campaign is to raise awareness of the existence of forced labour risks in the consumer goods industry and share a call to action for businesses to not only prioritise action on forced labour but use due […]
Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 28 Nov 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 30th November, 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), marking their first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Primary Production and Manufacturing and Processing […]
Second Scheme Achieves SSCI Recognition: Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Press Release 16 Nov 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Second Scheme Achieves SSCI Recognition: Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard PARIS, 16th November 2022 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce that the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) has completed the SSCI benchmarking process and achieved SSCI Recognition. The Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard 2.1 was successfully benchmarked against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for At-Sea Operations Version 1.0. In achieving SSCI Recognition, […]
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 […]
SSCI Kicks Off Development of Environmental Benchmark at Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 07 Nov 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Kicks Off Development of Environmental Benchmark at Sustainable Retail Summit On 28th October 2022, the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), a Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), continued its work to develop a benchmark for independent environmental sustainability audit and compliance standards by convening a meeting with SSCI members and key stakeholders. Hosted at the CGF’s annual Sustainable Retail Summit in Amsterdam, […]
Consumer Goods Companies Release Practical Guidance on Repayment of Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees Press Release 27 Oct 2022 Human Rights 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 […]
Guidance on the Repayment of Worker-paid Recruitment Fees and Related Costs Publication 27 Oct 2022 Human Rights Guidance on the Repayment of Worker-paid Recruitment Fees and Related Costs
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Palm Oil Supply Chains v1.0 Publication 20 Oct 2022 Human Rights Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Palm Oil Supply Chains v1.0
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 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 […]
SSCI Team Joins International Fresh Produce Association Virtual Town Hall News Update 13 Oct 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Team Joins International Fresh Produce Association Virtual Town Hall On Wednesday 5th October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) team joined a virtual town hall hosted by the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) to share more about the actions of the SSCI to help build trust in sustainability standards worldwide.  CGF Director of Sustainability Didier Bergeret and SSCI Senior […]
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 […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard News Update 26 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation for the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS), one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for At-Sea Operations Version 1.0. RFVS is the first third-party certification scheme to apply for SSCI Benchmarking under the […]