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CGF Response to Deforestation Protests in Berlin Press Release 24 Oct 2019 Forest Positive CGF Response to Deforestation Protests in Berlin BERLIN, 24th October 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is aware of statements and protests by Robin Wood, Sum of Us, Mighty Earth and Greenpeace in relation to deforestation and the sourcing of key commodities like cattle, soy, palm oil and paper. The CGF and our members recognise that stopping deforestation is critical to addressing […]
Press Release 29 Jul 2014 Environmental Sustainability New Soy Sourcing Guidelines to Help Drive Implementation of ‘Zero Net Deforestation’ Resolution PARIS, 29th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“The Forum”) today announced publication of the first-ever “Sustainable Soy Sourcing Guidelines”. The new document, available publicly, is seen as another important step for the consumer goods industry that looks to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020, as outlined in The Forum’s resolution on deforestation.   […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap Press Release 24 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap BERLIN, 24th October 2019 – After a successful day of critical insights, best practice sharing and rich discussions, day one of the 4th Sustainable Retail Summit has come to an end. Close to 300 industry experts convened at the Hilton Hotel in the German capital for the first of two days expected to sort fact […]
“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 […]
Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Press Release 30 Aug 2019 Environmental Sustainability Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Images of the dry season fires in the Brazilian Amazon has generated massive media coverage and raised social consciousness about the existential challenges we face if rainforests continue to perish. They are vital to life on earth cleaning the air, circulating freshwater, storing carbon and providing livelihoods for more than a billion people.  The latest […]
FLP Day One Recap: Young Leaders Delight on Day One in Berlin Press Release 18 Oct 2018 FLP-Conference FLP Day One Recap: Young Leaders Delight on Day One in Berlin BERLIN, 18th October 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) kicked off its annual FLP Congress in Berlin today. The event, the annual gathering of young leaders from within the FMCG industry, saw delegates travel from all over the world to learn what it means to be a great leader of a great company, with emphasis on building […]
Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at the IEC Business Conference in London News Update 25 Jun 2018 Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at the IEC Business Conference in London In April, Ignacio Gavilan, Environmental Sustainability Director at the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) addressed delegates at the IEC London Business Conference, and spoke about why environmental sustainability is such an important issue for the global egg industry, which buys a substantial volume of soy for chicken feed. Ignacio stated that, “Supporting sustainable soy production from […]
A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015 Press Release 04 Apr 2015 Environmental Sustainability A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015 A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015   We, the Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum, reaffirm our commitment to taking action in recognition of the serious risks that climate change poses for our businesses, our supply chains and our consumers.    In 2010, […]
Cerrado Manifesto: Number of Signatories Almost Triples to 62 News Update 28 Feb 2018 Environmental Sustainability Cerrado Manifesto: Number of Signatories Almost Triples to 62 Deforestation is still happening, and at an alarming rate. Although the Amazon region is less affected by soy cultivation, areas such as the Cerrado, Atlantic Forest, Gran Chaco are still vulnerable to high rates of deforestation. Soy is the commodity with the largest share (40% – Henders et al. 2015) of deforestation embedded in exports compared […]
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 […]
Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach Blog 18 Oct 2017 Forest Positive Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach   Increasingly, consumer goods companies are committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a platform bringing together some 400 consumer goods manufacturers and retailers from around the world, has pledged to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.   092017 HCV deforestation imageBy implementing no deforestation policies, CGF members can […]