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Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report Press Release 30 Nov 2021 Corporate Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today underlined its dedication to transparent reporting by launching its first Annual Report. The report reviews commitments, activities, and accomplishments of 400 CGF members over the last 12 months and highlights business leadership on sustainability.  It follows COP26 climate talks and the CGF’s announcement as a UN Race to […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Neste and REWE Group News Update 22 Nov 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Neste and REWE Group In fall 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has been pleased to welcome two new members: Neste and REWE Group. The addition of these two members brings the Coalition’s membership to 27 CGF members committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide by […]
CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum News Update 16 Nov 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum On 28th October, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, was pleased to join a panel session at the fourth annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) entitled “Promoting a Worker-Centric Trade Policy in the Indo-Pacific,” to discuss the CGF’s social sustainability strategy and how it can positively impact consumer goods supply chains in the […]
CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Progresses on Social Objectives News Update 16 Nov 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Progresses on Social Objectives The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Japan Social Working Group, an initiative of the CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group (JSLG), has entered its second year of  work with great participation from 22 members and one observer. The Japan Social Working Group is led by Ajinomoto as its group leader, and works in line with the CGF’s […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean News Update 05 Nov 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean On 6th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, joined a panel discussion at the 6th annual Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean. Didier spoke in his capacity as director of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) […]
First Scheme Receives SSCI Recognition: BRCGS Press Release 26 Oct 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative First Scheme Receives SSCI Recognition: BRCGS PARIS, 26th October 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce that BRCGS has completed the benchmarking process and has achieved SSCI recognition against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for Processing & Manufacturing Version 1.0. As the first scheme to be recognised, BRCGS demonstrates leadership in the effort […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Jerónimo Martins and Upfield News Update 04 Oct 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes Two New Members: Jerónimo Martins and Upfield 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 two new members: Jerónimo Martins and Upfield. The addition of these two members brings the Coalition’s membership to 25 CGF members committed […]
CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report News Update 27 Sep 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report Didier Bergeret, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Director of Sustainability, has contributed to a new publication released by the International Trade Centre (ITC) entitled, “Sustainability Standards: A New Deal to Build Forward Better”. The publication was released as part of the ITC’s Trade for Sustainable Development Forum.  In his interview, entitled “COVID-19: Shining a Spotlight on […]
CGF HRC Hosts Informative Webinar on Impactt’s New Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs News Update 24 Sep 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Hosts Informative Webinar on Impactt’s New Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs On 27th July, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Human Right Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) hosted an informative session on Impactt’s new Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs.  Building on the CGF’s work with stakeholders from government and civil society since the launch of the […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 24 Aug 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition (FPC) is proud to sponsor this year’s annual Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe, to be held virtually from 27th to 29th September. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joins the […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) News Update 18 Aug 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for Processing & Manufacturing Version 1.0. BRCGS submitted Issue 2 of its Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing for review against the SSCI […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members News Update 09 Jul 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members On 28th June 2021, the Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) hosted an informative open house session for all CGF members. The HRC is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) consisting of 23 retailers and manufacturers committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Issues Call for IT Service Providers News Update 09 Jul 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Issues Call for IT Service Providers The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has issued a call for proposals from highly skilled IT service providers to develop an online dashboard to support HRC members’ actions rooting out and eradicating forced labour from their own operations and supply chains. The HRC is a CEO-led […]
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 […]
Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 10 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 10 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS), the programme’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. RVFS is the first scheme […]
Kenya Flower Council Applies for SSCI Benchmarking  Press Release 10 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Kenya Flower Council Applies for SSCI Benchmarking  PARIS, 10 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from the Kenya Flower Council (KFC), the programme’s first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Primary Production scope. KFC is the first scheme to […]