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Press Release 06 Jul 2015 Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020 LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.    The announcement was made on Friday at a meeting […]
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, […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Kicks-Off Latest Initiative to Promote Healthier Lives in Communities Around the World Press Release 14 Nov 2019 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Consumer Goods Forum Kicks-Off Latest Initiative to Promote Healthier Lives in Communities Around the World Collaboration for Healthier Lives Launches in China   SHANGHAI, 14th November 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce the official launch of the latest Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) initiative in China. CHL is a key initiative of the CGF’s Health & Wellness work and aims to act on the critical role […]
CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation News Update 05 Feb 2021 Forest Positive CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) applauds the continued efforts of a number of leading banking institutions to build a forest positive future. In the most recent example of such efforts, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a new report about opportunities for the banking sector to contribute to efforts to […]
GSSI and the CGF Join Forces on a Benchmark and Recognition Tool for Social Compliance Schemes in the Seafood Sector Press Release 17 May 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative GSSI and the CGF Join Forces on a Benchmark and Recognition Tool for Social Compliance Schemes in the Seafood Sector PARIS and HAARLEM, The Netherlands, 17th May 2018 – At last month’s Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) announced their collaboration to provide a benchmark and recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector. The CGF Social Sustainability […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Marks the Official Launch of its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Press Release 30 Oct 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum Marks the Official Launch of its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Publishes its Sustainability Benchmarking Criteria to Advance Sustainable Supply Chains   PARIS, 30th October 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today published its first set of benchmark criteria to support the development of responsible supply chains around the world. The SSCI was created by The Consumer Goods Forum following […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards Press Release 25 Apr 2018 Social Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards PARIS, 25th April 2018 – To help meet the needs of our members, and to support the development of socially and environmentally responsible supply chains around the world, the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to create the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI).  Under the leadership of a high-level Steering Committee, co-chaired […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Public Consultation Press Release 27 Jul 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Public Consultation The Consumer Goods Forum’s SSCI begins public process to finalise sustainability benchmarking criteria   PARIS, 27th July 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has opened the global public consultation of its first set of benchmarking criteria. As part of its commitment to providing transparency, the SSCI team invites all stakeholders to participate in this public […]
Press Release 13 Jun 2013 Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Expands Presence in North America  PARIS, 13th June 2013 – The Global Food Safety Initiative, a global collaborative platform and business-driven initiative to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide, is supporting its global expansion through the appointment of a GFSI representative in North America. The GFSI Board is delighted to announce that Karil Kochenderfer will […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Launches Public Consultation on Primary Production Scope Press Release 29 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Launches Public Consultation on Primary Production Scope PARIS, 29 September 2020 – Taking the next step towards building trust in sustainability standards worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has launched a public consultation on the criteria for its Primary Production scope of its benchmark. The criteria, developed by industry leaders, experts and stakeholders, covers social and scheme […]
Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members Blog 07 Jan 2019 Corporate Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy and successful New Year! This note provides a summary of how we at the CGF have been working on your behalf in 2018, as well as a look ahead to our priorities for 2019. If you would like to know more about anything […]
Press Release 18 Feb 2010 The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Announces New Board Chairman PARIS, 18th February 2010 – Jürgen Matern, Vice President, Strategic Quality Management at Metro AG, to take over Chairmanship of the Global Food Safety Initiative Board of Directors.    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, announced during the closing session of the Global Food Safety Conference in Washington D.C. […]
Press Release 04 Feb 2013 Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Welcomes New Board Members PARIS, France, 4th February 2013 – Yves Rey, Chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiative Board of Directors and Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone, France announced today that three new Board members will join the GFSI Board of Directors, effective from January 2013.    The GFSI Board is delighted to welcome:  John Carter, Senior Director […]
CGF Becomes Member of a United Nations Environment Programme Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee Press Release 09 Feb 2017 CGF Becomes Member of a United Nations Environment Programme Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee PARIS, 9th February 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce that in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it is now a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP), under the United Nation’s 10 Year Framework of Programmes for Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). […]
Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges 300 Food Safety Specialists Gather in Beijing as New Law Comes Into Effect; 3 New Public-Private Partnerships Announced   BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 300 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s […]
Collaboration for Healthier Lives: Progressing the UK Initiative   News Update 11 Jun 2018 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Collaboration for Healthier Lives: Progressing the UK Initiative   On 30 May, 38 leaders from retail, manufacturing, public health and NGOs gathered in London to take part in the ‘Accelerated Solutions Environment’ (ASE) workshop, hosted by CGF member Capgemini and organised by the CGF Health & Wellness team, in collaboration with the Behavioural Insights Team, the Food Foundation, the NHS and Jamie Oliver, amongst […]