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The CGF Health & Wellness Pillar in China Begins Journey Towards Empowering Healthier Communities News Update 21 Jun 2019 Health & Wellness The CGF Health & Wellness Pillar in China Begins Journey Towards Empowering Healthier Communities Our new Health & Wellness Pillar China Steering Committee kick-off meeting took place on 3rd April in Shanghai. 13 representatives from Bright Dairy, Carrefour, Ele.me, PepsiCo, Mars, McDonald’s, Mengniu Dairy, METRO, New Hope Liuhe, and Walmart attended the meeting to set up the core leadership team to implement the Pillar’s actions in China and get […]
CGF Members in China Align on Positive Change Agenda and Approve New China Board Press Release 29 Oct 2019 Corporate CGF Members in China Align on Positive Change Agenda and Approve New China Board Announcements Made During The Consumer Goods Forum’s 2nd Annual China Day CEO Roundtable Sets Criteria for Chinese Companies Looking to Drive Positive Change; Call for Participation to Lead Global Initiatives in China Plastic Waste, Collaboration for Healthier Lives, Product Data and Food Safety Key Areas of Focus for the CGF’s Chinese Members   HANGZHOU, China, 29th […]
CHL China Publish Annual Report at CGF China Day ‘Health & Sustainability Event’ News Update 18 Nov 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL China Publish Annual Report at CGF China Day ‘Health & Sustainability Event’ The Collaboration for Healthier Lives China Steering Committee Co-Chairs Duncan Du, Nestlé China and Kelly Zhang, Carrefour China presented today the newly published CHL China Annual Report, titled  ‘Healthier Diets, the Cornerstone of Immune Health’ during CGF China Day Health & Sustainability event. The annual report includes the local team’s achievements to date, including detailed […]
CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting News Update 06 Jun 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainability Pillar has now officially been launched in China, following the first meeting of the new Chinese Steering Committee in Shanghai. This represents an important milestone in the CGF’s regionalisation strategy, as it looks to bring more focus on sustainability challenges to help drive sustainable business actions globally, and to engage […]
CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste News Update 02 Nov 2020 Plastic Waste CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste At the China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA) member conference from 19-21 October 2020, the CGF China Office held a panel discussion on 20 October 2020 in Hangzhou, China, to discuss the CGF, its members and other industry actors on their plastic waste and recycling efforts. Additionally, representatives from recycling companies in China were […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Unveils New China Office –  a Hub for Promoting Sustainable Business Growth Press Release 17 Jan 2018 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Unveils New China Office – a Hub for Promoting Sustainable Business Growth Leading global consumer industry association looks to ensure Chinese companies have their say in development of global industry; help create global alignment on how to increase consumer trust and positively impact people and planet. CGF’s Managing Director joined on stage by CEOs and executives from Alibaba Group, Bubugao (Better Life), COFCO, Colgate-Palmolive, IGA and WuMart […]
The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI Press Release 12 Jul 2016 The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI China Food Safety Initiative (CFSI) Enjoys Record Public and Private Support; Poised for Accelerated Food Safety Advances BEIJING, 12th July 2016 – Never before has the annual GFSI China Focus Day, now in its fifth edition, enjoyed such extensive support from national government in addition to the broad engagement from the private sector. This year marks […]
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 […]
The Year Ahead for CGF China Blog 12 Apr 2021 Corporate The Year Ahead for CGF China In the Chinese Zodiac, the new year that started on 12th February is the Year of the Ox. The many qualities of the ox are believed to influence the year’s outcome: a symbol of hard work, positivity and honesty, the ox can bring long-awaited success and prosperity to 2021.    The Consumer Goods Forum’s team […]
Press Release 12 Jun 2013 Royal Ahold and Nestlé CEOs Elected New Co-Chairs of The Consumer Goods Forum    TOKYO and PARIS, 12th June 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global, parity-based network for the consumer goods industry, today announced it has elected two new Co-Chairs: Dick Boer, CEO of international retailing group Royal Ahold, and Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestlé. The pair will replace outgoing co-chairs Muhtar Kent of The […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Strengthens Its Action on Sustainable Supply Chains Through GSCP Integration Press Release 27 Jul 2016 The Consumer Goods Forum Strengthens Its Action on Sustainable Supply Chains Through GSCP Integration GSCP integration to help drive CGF forced labour resolution; GSCP members to benefit and help support CGF work   PARIS, 27th July 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced that the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), a programme dedicated to developing more sustainable supply chains and already hosted by the CGF, will […]
‘Better Lives Through Better Business’? China Could be a Torchbearer Blog 01 Feb 2018 Corporate ‘Better Lives Through Better Business’? China Could be a Torchbearer During a recent speech to the Communist Party Congress, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged to make the country a “torchbearer in the global endeavour for ecological civilization” (mentioning “environment” 89 times, more than the word “economy”). These were more than mere words: China is making a sustained push to tackle the pollution that has troubled […]
Our MD’s Reflections:  A Journey Towards Serving You Better Blog 19 Dec 2014 Our MD’s Reflections: A Journey Towards Serving You Better   As an example, hopefully you will by now have had the chance to have a look at our new website. Many people have said they find it much simpler and easier to access than our previous (multiple) websites. It continues to evolve, week by week. Importantly, we have brought everything together under one roof […]
Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016 Blog 07 Jan 2016 Corporate Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016  A Look Back on 2015 As you know, the CGF’s mission is to help manufacturers and retailers collaborate for positive change and efficiency. We were set up to be an “implementation house”, not a “talk shop”. Last year I believe we have made some progress towards doing as well as talking. So I thought it […]
CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector Press Release 21 Jan 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector PARIS, 21 January 2021 —  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitment to tackling environmental and social issues associated with palm oil production and supply.  […]
Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum Press Release 28 Jan 2021 Food Waste Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum PARIS, 28 January — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published the newest edition of its Food Waste Case Study Booklet, a collection of stories from CGF members, including those of its Food Waste Coalition of Action, highlighting their actions to reduce food loss and create more sustainable supply chains. The booklet brings together […]