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GFSI Meets with Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs News Update 14 Dec 2018 Food Safety GFSI Meets with Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs On 5th December 2018, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) team had the pleasure of welcoming the People’s Republic of China’s Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and his delegation to The Consumer Goods Forum headquarters in Paris, marking another key step in strengthening GFSI’s public-private partnerships.   Vice Minister, Dongyu Qu屈冬玉, was accompanied […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors Press Release 10 May 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors PARIS, 10th May 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today opened its social benchmark to the fishing, agriculture and land-based aquaculture sectors with the launch of benchmark requirements for its new At-Sea Operations and Primary Production scopes. The benchmark requirements, which include Social and Scheme Management Criteria, have […]
CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities News Update 18 Jun 2021 Food Waste CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities On 27th May, the CGF Food Waste Coalition of Action held the second in a series of virtual workshops centering around post harvest losses, this time looking at the issue from the lens of non-perishable agriculture commodities in small scale farming. The workshop provided the opportunity for Coalition members, key supply chain partner and technical experts to […]
CGF Sustainability Team Speaks on Food Waste at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Webinar News Update 30 Aug 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Team Speaks on Food Waste at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Webinar On 29th July, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), and fellow team member Aliya Kumekbayeva, Sustainability Officer spoke during a webinar organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The webinar brought together experts and representatives from the wholesale and retail sector, and leading tech companies, to […]
Adding our Voice to the Global Call to End Forced Labour Blog 28 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Adding our Voice to the Global Call to End Forced Labour Think for just a moment about the challenges facing global agriculture and our food system over the coming decades, and you’ll realize—we have a lot of work to do. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization puts it like this: “(global agriculture) has to produce more food and fibre to feed a growing population, with a […]
Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success Blog 02 Nov 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
“Seagriculture”: Harnessing the Sustainable Power of Seaweed Blog 05 Sep 2019 “Seagriculture”: Harnessing the Sustainable Power of Seaweed Lloyd’s Register (LR) Foundation is an independent, global charity, owned by Lloyd’s Register Group, that helps to protect life and property at sea, and support education, and engineering-related research. In 2015, LR Foundation started the Safe production Of Marine plants and use of Ocean Space (SOMOS) project, a very disruptive project alongside Wageningen University. The […]
CGF Announces New Members for February 2021 Press Release 25 Feb 2021 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for February 2021 PARIS, 25th February 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. A world leading producer of specialist potassium chloride supplying globally from their base in Scotland, […]
Press Release 27 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 2 ANAHEIM, Calif., USA,  27th February 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference continued today with another full programme of speakers from the world of food safety. The day started early with a set of energizing Breakfast Sessions designed by the conference sponsors Sealed Air Diversey, DNV GL, LRQA and Trace One. […]
Press Release 09 Apr 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Partners with Business & Climate Summit    PARIS, 9th April 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced it is an official partner of the upcoming Business & Climate Summit in Paris from 20th-21st May 2015. The two-day event, held 200 days before COP21 and an official part of Paris Climate Week, is designed to showcase how business is […]
Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Blog 12 Aug 2020 Product Data Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Soy is one of the world’s most important crops, finding its way into animal feed, vegetable oil, even industrial chemicals. It is one of the most intensively grown: worldwide 1 in 10 acres of agricultural land is dedicated to soy. And it’s one of the most impactful: soy is the second biggest driver of deforestation […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance News Update 12 Aug 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance On August 4th, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) spoke on a panel discussion hosted by BrightTALK on the topic of sustainable finance. Ignacio who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to the panel to share his thoughts on the role of the financial sector […]
Reforestation: More Than Planting Trees Blog 16 Mar 2020 Forest Positive Reforestation: More Than Planting Trees The ins and outs of our partnership with OneTreePlanted / Blog Post contributed by Benjamin Ware, Global Head of Responsible Sourcing, Nestlé Climate change and biodiversity loss are on everyone’s minds these days – as they should be. Experts agree that reforesting our planet is critical if we are to reverse biodiversity loss and head […]
How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Blog 23 Jan 2018 Food Waste How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Poverty in Europe is a reality, and food insecurity is often closer to us than we would like to think. In 2015, 119 million people of the EU-28 population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Among them, 43 million (8.1%) were not able to afford a quality meal every second day. At the same time, Europeans waste 88 […]
CGF Announces New Members for June 2021 Press Release 29 Jun 2021 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for June 2021 PARIS, 29th June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. EVRYTHNG helps brands to learn from each product’s journey, end-to-end from factory to consumer, and […]