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Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria PARIS, 1 July 2020 – Marking a significant milestone in a two-year partnership, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) are pleased to launch a public consultation on their jointly developed social compliance criteria under the At-Sea Operations scope of the SSCI benchmark. The criteria, […]
SSCI Concludes At-Sea Operations Public Consultation News Update 24 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Concludes At-Sea Operations Public Consultation The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has concluded its 60-day public consultation on the At-Sea Operations benchmark criteria. The criteria were jointly developed between the SSCI and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) in partnership with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) as part of an ongoing collaboration to create a social […]
Business Partners Come Together in Bangkok for CGF’s “Responsible Operations and Sourcing” Event News Update 08 Oct 2017 Social Sustainability Business Partners Come Together in Bangkok for CGF’s “Responsible Operations and Sourcing” Event On September 25th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) held its first “Responsible Operations & Sourcing” conference, in partnership with AIM-PROGRESS and ELEVATE, in Bangkok, Thailand. The event brought together over 220 business partners of the CGF and AIM-PROGRESS members. Suppliers, service providers, stakeholders and buyers joined to learn more about the consumer goods industry’s responsible sourcing expectations and […]
The CGF to Host First “Responsible Operations and Sourcing” Event in Bangkok News Update 02 Sep 2017 The CGF to Host First “Responsible Operations and Sourcing” Event in Bangkok We are pleased to announce that The Consumer Goods Forum’s first Responsible Operations and Sourcing event, supported by AIM-PROGRESS & ELEVATE will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 25th September 2017. The purpose of the event is for Thai based suppliers and business partners of CGF and AIM-PROGRESS members to learn more about the consumer goods industry’s responsible sourcing expectations, […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing Press Release 24 Sep 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing PARIS, 24th September 2020 — Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors have published a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres. The letter calls on Mr Guterres to encourage governments to take immediate action to ensure consumer goods companies can continue to serve their customers with the essential goods […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2010 The Coca‐Cola Company and Carrefour Chiefs to Head Collaborative Industry Platform Muhtar Kent and Lars Olofsson elected co‐chairs of The  Consumer Goods Forum    PARIS, 24th June 2010 – The Consumer Goods Forum has elected Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca‐Cola Company, and  Lars Olofsson, CEO of Carrefour, the world’s second‐largest retailer, as its new co‐chairs. Jointly, the co‐chairs will drive cross‐industry collaborative action […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction  — The Consumer Goods Forum Board Agree on Resolution to Halve Food Waste by 2025 within Member Retail and Manufacturing Operations; and — To Support UN Goals on Food Waste Reduction at Consumer Level and Across Supply Chains   PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Ambitious New Resolution on Food Waste Agreed by The Consumer Goods Board for an Improved Industry  — Halving food waste by 2025 amongst member operations — Five new open-source toolkits to support implementation of the CGF resolutions and initiatives   Paris and New York, 24th June, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, has announced a major new initiative from its Global Summit […]
Press Release 11 Dec 2012 The Consumer Goods Forum and The Sustainability Consortium Announce Global Partnership to Harmonise Sustainability Measurement  PARIS, 11th December 2012 – As the consumer goods industry continues to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, there is an increasing need for a globally harmonized approach to measure and communicate product lifecycles. Today, a joint programme between two leading global organisations was announced that will tackle this issue. The organisations are: The Consumer […]
Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Blog 20 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Leading with agility to overcome supply chain and employee safety challenges   The world as we know it has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consumer goods companies are in the middle of this storm. Specifically, demand for essential products from food to hand sanitizers has exploded while the supply chains to deliver them […]
Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Press Release 29 Oct 2018 Plastic Waste Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Issues Statement Acknowledging Need for Industry to Help Reduce Plastic Waste; Endorses Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Vision of a Circular Economy Where No Plastic Ends Up as Waste   PARIS, 29th October 2018 – The Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today issued a statement […]
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Press Release 06 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Key Points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organisations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste  An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are […]
Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Blog 24 Sep 2019 Food Waste Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Recent data shows that in Germany alone 12 million tons of food goes to waste every year. Worldwide this adds up to more than 1.3 billion tons of edible food that ends up on landfills. Food waste is a global paradox: up until now more than 820 million people are suffering from hunger – even […]
Colgate-Palmolive and Metro Executives Elected New Co-Chairs of the Consumer Goods Forum Board Press Release 21 Jun 2017 Corporate Colgate-Palmolive and Metro Executives Elected New Co-Chairs of the Consumer Goods Forum Board Ian Cook and Olaf Koch will chair the CEO-led, parity-based Board;  Announcement made at the beginning of the 61st CGF Global Summit, held in Berlin  BERLIN and PARIS, Wednesday 21st  June 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, announced today that it has elected two new Co-Chairs for its Board: Ian […]
“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 […]
Taking a Stance on Food Waste for a Greater Purpose Blog 27 Mar 2017 Food Waste Taking a Stance on Food Waste for a Greater Purpose   I’ve tried to take a stance through the personal choices I make in my everyday life. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 10 years, I’m a strong advocate for recycling, and I compost all of the food waste I generate at home. One area I’ve long overlooked and I’m still trying to get on track […]