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CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection News Update 02 Apr 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 […]
SSCI Senior Manager Joins Seafish “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices” Dialogue News Update 02 Apr 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Joins Seafish “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices” Dialogue On Thursday 25th March 2021, the CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Senior Manager, Thomas van Haaren, joined a cross-sector dialogue focused on current issues regarding responsible labour practices in the seafood industry. The session, entitled “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices,” was hosted by the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG), a forum facilitated by […]
The Gender Lens of Forced Labour Podcast 31 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Gender Lens of Forced Labour   In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Louise Chester is joined by Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility and Senior Vice President at METRO AG and co-chair of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour. To mark Women’s History Month, Veronika speaks about gender-based violence, how […]
“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. […]
SSCI Insights with Didier Bergeret, The Consumer Goods Forum Video 24 Mar 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Didier Bergeret, The Consumer Goods Forum In this first episode of SSCI Insights, a new virtual interview series from the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, CGF Director of Sustainability Didier Bergeret offers thoughts on how the sustainability landscape has evolved since the launch of the SSCI in 2017, the value of SSCI membership, and how the SSCI works alongside the CGF’s other […]
New Interview Series From Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Drive Conversation Forwards on Sustainability Standards, Responsible Procurement and Due Diligence Press Release 24 Mar 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New Interview Series From Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Drive Conversation Forwards on Sustainability Standards, Responsible Procurement and Due Diligence PARIS, 24th March 2021 – The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched “SSCI Insights,” a brand-new virtual interview series created to take a deeper look at the SSCI’s mission to build trust in sustainability standards worldwide. Featuring members of the SSCI Coalition of Action, owners of schemes […]
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 […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour: Framework for Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Own Operations Publication 15 Mar 2021 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
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 […]
SSCI Closes Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope News Update 23 Feb 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Closes Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope The CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has closed its latest public consultation on the Social Criteria for its At-Sea Operations (ASO) Scope. This was the second public consultation opened for the scope; the first public consultation held on the ASO Social Criteria, as well as the scope’s Scheme Management Criteria, was held in summer […]
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.  […]
CGF Social Sustainability Newsletter — Q4 2020 Video 14 Jan 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Newsletter — Q4 2020
SSCI Launches Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope News Update 13 Jan 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope Taking the last steps to finalise the At-Sea Operations (ASO) scope of the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), the SSCI today launches a second public consultation on the Social Criteria under the ASO scope. The ASO scope is the product of the ongoing collaboration between the SSCI and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) to develop a social compliance […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour | CEO Introduction Video 10 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour | CEO Introduction
#SilenceIsUnacceptable | Human Rights Day Call to Action from the CGF HRC Video 10 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour #SilenceIsUnacceptable | Human Rights Day Call to Action from the CGF HRC