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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 […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit to Unite Hundreds of Industry Leaders to Help Ensure Better Lives Through Better Business Press Release 21 Sep 2022 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit to Unite Hundreds of Industry Leaders to Help Ensure Better Lives Through Better Business Senior leaders from hundreds of retailers, manufacturers, NGOs and other industry stakeholders gear up for The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit, taking place 26-28 October in Amsterdam Event will focus on collaborative actions to drive progress and overcome today’s biggest sustainability and health challenges – sharing solutions to create better lives through better business […]
SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader News Update 21 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is recruiting an additional Benchmark Leader in Europe to support the SSCI Coalition of Action as it benchmarks third-party social sustainability auditing and certification schemes. The SSCI is working to build trust in and drive harmonisation among sustainability standards worldwide by recognises standards that cover […]
SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes News Update 20 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to take part in its latest public consultation as it seeks to align benchmarking criteria concerning scheme governance across its sectoral scopes. The SSCI is opening a new stakeholder consultation as opportunities have been identified to improve Part […]
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 […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Develop Benchmark for Environmental Sustainability Certification Schemes News Update 24 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Develop Benchmark for Environmental Sustainability Certification Schemes The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is extending its sphere of influence to third-party environmental sustainability audit, monitoring, and certification schemes. With the support from the CGF’s member companies’ CEOs and the experience gained assessing an increasing number of schemes against the SSCI’s social benchmark scopes, the SSCI’s steering committee voted […]
Florverde Sustainable Flowers Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 22 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Florverde Sustainable Flowers Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 16th August, 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from Florverde® Sustainable Flowers (FSF), marking their first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programs under the SSCI’s Primary Production scope. The SSCI is committed to building trust […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Member: International Fresh Produce Association News Update 11 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Member: International Fresh Produce Association The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has been pleased to welcome a new member, International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), bringing the Coalition’s membership to 22 CGF members committed to building trust in the consumer goods industry by offering clear guidance on which third-party social compliance auditing, certification, and monitoring programmes are […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Featured on International Trade Centre (ITC) Standards Map News Update 03 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Featured on International Trade Centre (ITC) Standards Map The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to have been included in the Standards Map, launched in 2011 by the International Trade Centre, an agency of the United Nations and WTO. The inclusion of the SSCI into the Standards Map enables users to filter which sustainability schemes are recognised by […]
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 […]
Consumer Goods CEOs Highlight Five Urgent Actions Needed to Help Reach 2030 SDG Deadline Press Release 17 Jun 2022 Corporate Consumer Goods CEOs Highlight Five Urgent Actions Needed to Help Reach 2030 SDG Deadline Report by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and EY gathers perspectives from leaders across consumer goods industry CEOs give insights on action needed to accelerate progress toward UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report launches to coincide with The CGF’s Global Summit in Dublin, 20-23 June 2022 PARIS and DUBLIN, 20th June 2022: The Consumer Goods […]
SSCI Releases New Benchmark Criteria for Manufacturing & Processing Scope News Update 15 Jun 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Releases New Benchmark Criteria for Manufacturing & Processing Scope Following a 30-day public consultation, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative has released SSCI Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1, covering: Part I: Benchmarking Process  Part II: Requirements for the Management of Schemes In February, the SSCI Coalition of Action approved updates to the Processing/Manufacturing Scope, creating a Version 1.1 of Parts […]
SIZA Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 18 May 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SIZA Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 18th May 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from SIZA, the first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Manufacturing and Processing scope as well as the Primary Production scope. The SSCI is […]
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 […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issues Statement Asking Scheme Owners to Undergo SSCI Benchmark Press Release 10 May 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issues Statement Asking Scheme Owners to Undergo SSCI Benchmark PARIS, 10th May, 2022 – CEO members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Board of Directors have today published a statement encouraging relevant supply chain partners to undertake the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) benchmarking process by the end of 2023. The statement highlights the CGF Board’s ambition to benefit the wider industry by ensuring […]