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METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF Press Release 26 Mar 2019 Social Sustainability METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF PARIS, 25th March 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum announced today that the Sustainability Steering Committee has elected a new leadership team, for a two-year renewable term. Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief of Global Impact Officer, Mondelēz International will join Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated, to represent the Manufacturer […]
A Conversation with Mike Barry Podcast 16 Apr 2019 A Conversation with Mike Barry Mike Barry is known throughout the responsible business world for his work on the development and delivery of Marks & Spencer’s Plan A, the company’s consumer focused sustainability plan. As he finishes his term as co-chair of the CGF’s Sustainability Steering Committee, we wanted to capture his reflections on his time in the role and […]
Keeping Plastics in the Value Chain and Out of Nature: Introducing the CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Podcast 18 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste Keeping Plastics in the Value Chain and Out of Nature: Introducing the CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action   www.tcgfplasticwaste.com | In this latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast and wrapping up 2020, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden catches up with the co-chairs of the CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action, Barry Parkin from Mars, Inc., and Rob Nicol from Walmart Canada. The Plastic Waste Coalition announced its first actions that will have a […]
The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon Press Release 07 Aug 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon The Consumer Goods Forum once again brings together key FMCG experts to discuss solutions to today’s leading sustainability issues and share best practices Topics on the agenda include plastic waste, migrant labour, consumer health, food waste and transparency   PARIS, 7th August 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Launches Full Set of “Golden Design Rules” to Tackle Plastic Waste Press Release 13 Jul 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Launches Full Set of “Golden Design Rules” to Tackle Plastic Waste PARIS, 13th July 2021 – With a common vision of a world where no plastic waste ends up in nature – land or sea – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste today announces the latest critical step made by Coalition members to transform the industry’s relationship with plastic packaging. The […]
World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Press Release 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours […]
It’s Time for Action Blog 16 Jul 2014 It’s Time for Action   Ever since negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, governments have been struggling to put momentum into global climate change negotiations. That’s no surprise. Fossil fuels currently make our economy go round and replacing them has been perceived as expensive and complex, especially during an economic downturn. Renewable technology is evolving fast but issues remain about […]
Fighting for Forests: The Leuser Ecosystem Blog 26 Jan 2015 Environmental Sustainability Fighting for Forests: The Leuser Ecosystem   But as well as providing a unique home for nature, the Leuser ecosystem also provides essential services to millions of Sumatrans.  Their livelihoods and food supply rely on environmental services such as freshwater for irrigation, without which rice production – a staple crop – would collapse.  The forests act as a buffer and as […]
Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal Blog 23 Sep 2015 Environmental Sustainability Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal   In 2010 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recognised that it had to help its members tackle deforestation in their supply chains. The CGF Board agreed a Resolution that committed its members to achieving zero net deforestation in key commodity supply chains by 2020.   Deforestation is a massive phenomenon that occurs on an industrial […]
Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado Press Release 25 Oct 2017 Environmental Sustainability Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado LONDON, 25th October 2017 — At a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales to accelerate progress towards deforestation-free supply chains, 23 global companies including Ahold Delhaize, M&S, McDonalds, Nando’s, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart have launched a Statement of Support for the Objectives of the Cerrado Manifesto and commit to working with local and international stakeholders to […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit Convenes in Paris on 27th – 28th October Press Release 28 Sep 2016 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit Convenes in Paris on 27th – 28th October The programme features a range of not-to-be-missed presentations by some of the world’s most influential business leaders, including Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe and Thierry Cotillard, CEO, Intermarché. Issues to be tackled include food waste; forced labour and healthier communities   PARIS, 28th September 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has […]
Press Release 11 Aug 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines Consumer Goods Industry’s First Ever Set of Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines to Help Drive Implementation of ‘Zero Net Deforestation’ Resolution   PARIS, 11th August 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) today announced publication of the first-ever ‘Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines’ (the “Guidelines”). This publicly available document is an important step in helping […]