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GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Press Release 03 Feb 2016 GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Policy Recognises Growing Food Safety Collaboration among Government, Industry and Consumers   PARIS, 5th February 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The CFIA acknowledges that private certification schemes, including […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process Press Release 05 May 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process PARIS, 5th May 2020 – The consumer goods industry has extended a formal invitation to third party audit & certification schemes to undergo the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative’s (SSCI) Benchmarking Process. This call to action follows the publication of the SSCI’s first set of benchmark criteria, in October 2019, to support the development of responsible supply chains […]
Sustainable Packaging and Certification Solutions within the Circular Economy Blog 09 Oct 2019 Environmental Sustainability Sustainable Packaging and Certification Solutions within the Circular Economy The forest sector, through its advancement of sustainably managed forests and forest-based products, has a significant role to play in the circular economy and can provide critical solutions for global sustainability challenges. Through sustainable packaging design, responsible sourcing and supply chain management, the forest sector is achieving progress on sustainability targets such as climate action, […]
Certified Forest Products Help Meet Corporate Sustainability Targets and UN SDGs Blog 23 Oct 2018 Forest Positive Certified Forest Products Help Meet Corporate Sustainability Targets and UN SDGs Zero-net deforestation is a key objective of the The Consumer Goods Forum and many of its member companies. To achieve it, the CGF has recognized forest certification as an important tool within its sourcing guidelines. Indeed, there is a strong business case for companies to utilize forest certification, and to take advantage of the many […]
Press Release 30 Jan 2012 Study Shows Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Results in Improved Food Safety for Consumers PARIS, 30th January 2012 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, announced today that a recent study conducted by the University of Arkansas shows that food manufacturers who achieve certification on one of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) internationally recognized benchmarked schemes strengthen their food safety programs resulting […]
Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Blog 15 Sep 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Today’s conscious consumers are transforming their relationship with global brands. They are increasingly making more informed, ethical buying choices and although we saw signs of a consumer shift before the pandemic, recent reports indicate that the disruption caused has fuelled this behaviour. Now, 88% of consumers would like brands to help them to be more […]
Forests as a Nature-based-solution to Address Climate Change and Reduce Carbon Emissions Blog 14 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Forests as a Nature-based-solution to Address Climate Change and Reduce Carbon Emissions The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) share a belief that third-party forest certification is a proven, readily-available, consumer-facing assurance tool that supports supply chain management, responsible sourcing, and corporate sustainability strategies, including action on climate change. SFI’s mission is to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. Together […]
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 […]
GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan  by 2020 Target and Beyond Press Release 27 Sep 2017 GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Japan Focus Day draws 400 delegates under the theme of Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation GFSI receives unprecedented support from Japan government GFSI Japanese-language website launched   PARIS and TOKYO, 27th September 2017 – The Japan Local Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes […]
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 […]
Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod  to GFSI’s Collective Industry Achievements Press Release 21 Sep 2017 Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod to GFSI’s Collective Industry Achievements PARIS, 21st September 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has been the subject of a freshly-published, peer-reviewed research paper in the Journal of Food Protection titled “Impact of the Global Food Safety Initiative on Food Safety Worldwide: Statistical Analysis of a Survey of International Food Processors”. The paper’s results confirm the rationale behind […]
Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  Blog 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  We all know that to tackle the scale of the societal and environmental challenges we face, every business has a vital role in helping to make a positive impact for people and the planet. As World Environment Day has just highlighted, actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of communities and our environment now […]
GFSI Celebrates 15 Years of Collaboration for “Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere” Blog 30 Apr 2015 GFSI Celebrates 15 Years of Collaboration for “Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere”   Question: What is the evidence of this success? Véronique: First of all, I see an extraordinary growth of the partnership. Although the retailers did get it started, it has truly become a shared effort with the brand manufacturers and foodservice companies. If you look at the composition of the GFSI Board, you will see […]
Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety Press Release 06 Mar 2018 Food Safety Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) held its third Government to Business meeting adjacent to the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Government food safety regulators and officials met with the GFSI Board of Directors to discuss food safety issues and trends, as well as third-party certification Over 40 organisations representing 25 countries and 5 IGOs […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) News Update 18 Aug 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for Processing & Manufacturing Version 1.0. BRCGS submitted Issue 2 of its Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing for review against the SSCI […]
GFSI 2018: A Turning Point for Food Safety in Asia Blog 20 Feb 2018 Food Safety GFSI 2018: A Turning Point for Food Safety in Asia 2018 marks the first year that Japan will host GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference, and only the second year that the conference will take place in Asia. Of the conference’s 1,000 delegates from over 50 countries, many will be visiting Japan for the first time. I encourage these first-time visitors to sample Tokyo’s diverse culinary culture, […]