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The Sustainable Retail Summit 2021 Executive Summary Publication 23 Nov 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit The Sustainable Retail Summit 2021 Executive Summary
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 […]
SSCI Insights with Thomas van Haaren | Exploring the SSCI Social Criteria Video 09 Nov 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Thomas van Haaren | Exploring the SSCI Social Criteria
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) […]
#TogetherForTomorrow — CGF and the World Resources Institute Video 05 Nov 2021 Food Waste #TogetherForTomorrow — CGF and the World Resources Institute The Consumer Goods Forum believes collaboration is key to reaching the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030. We’re reflecting with our key partners about what collaboration means to us. In this video, hear from Dr. Liz Goodwin from the World Resources Institute.  
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 […]
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 […]
Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Blog 23 Sep 2021 Corporate Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Our world is at a critical juncture. Almost half the children around the planet are already at ‘extremely high risk’ from the impacts of the climate crisis. Alongside this, the pandemic has intensified inequality and vulnerability. As many as 124 million more people around the world have been pushed into extreme poverty in the past […]
Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Blog 15 Sep 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Today’s conscious consumers are transforming their relationship with global brands. They are increasingly making more informed, ethical buying choices and although we saw signs of a consumer shift before the pandemic, recent reports indicate that the disruption caused has fuelled this behaviour. Now, 88% of consumers would like brands to help them to be more […]
SSCI Insights with Thomas van Haaren | Understanding the SSCI Scheme Management Criteria Video 30 Aug 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Thomas van Haaren | Understanding the SSCI Scheme Management Criteria  www.tcgfssci.com | In this episode of SSCI Insights, the SSCI’s Senior Manager at The Consumer Goods Forum, Thomas van Haaren, breaks down the SSCI’s Scheme Management Criteria. To achieve SSCI recognition, third-party certification and auditing schemes are benchmarked against the SSCI Criteria, which cover key sustainability elements and relevant governance mechanisms. Learn more about […]
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 […]
SSCI Insights with Yone Dewberry, Land O’Lakes Inc. | Collaboration for Sustainable Supply Chains Video 09 Jul 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Yone Dewberry, Land O’Lakes Inc. | Collaboration for Sustainable Supply Chains  www.tcgfssci.com | In the latest episode of SSCI Insights, the SSCI’s Sairindri Christisabrina chats with Land O’Lakes’ Yone Dewberry about the challenges, complexities, and connections businesses face in the sustainability standards landscape.  
Collaborating to #SeaFoodChange: Reflections on the GSSI and SSCI Partnership Blog 05 Jul 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Collaborating to #SeaFoodChange: Reflections on the GSSI and SSCI Partnership The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a public-private partnership of over 90 stakeholders representing the full seafood value chain, companies, NGOs, governments and international organizations – including the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). GSSI promotes sector-wide collaboration to drive forward more sustainable seafood for everyone. We offer a precompetitive platform to develop global […]
Helping People Thrive Through Responsible Sourcing and Due Diligence Podcast 18 Jun 2021 Social Sustainability Helping People Thrive Through Responsible Sourcing and Due Diligence www.tcgfsocial.com | www.tcgfssci.com | In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden checks in with Brian White, Vice President Compliance at the J.M. Smucker Company, an active and long-time participant in the CGF’s social sustainability work on human rights, responsible sourcing, and due diligence. Take a listen to hear Brian’s reflections on […]
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 […]