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Press Release 20 May 2015 Consumer Goods Industry Highlights Positive Climate Change Actions  The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Climate Change Booklet as Part of Paris Climate Week; Implementing Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy   PARIS, 20th May 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today published its first-ever Climate Change Booklet. The Booklet highlights 18 real-life examples from the CGF’s retailer and manufacturer members on how […]
CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change Press Release 22 Apr 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change The Consumer Goods Forum, in Partnership with shecco, Explores Natural Refrigerants and Industry Actions to Phase Out HFCs   PARIS, 22nd April 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of “Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change”. Developed in partnership with shecco, the booklet explores the topic of refrigerant systems […]
Press Release 18 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Calls for Binding Global Climate Change Deal PARIS, Wednesday 18th June 2014 – The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum today called on heads of state across the world to engage and act with determination, leadership and ambition to secure an ambitious and legally binding global climate deal. As part of its call for action around climate change, The Forum has also […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment Press Release 21 Sep 2017 The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment NEW YORK and PARIS, 21st September 2017 — The Consumer Goods Forum today issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to helping members do their part to tackle climate change and keep global temperature rises below two degrees Celsius. The full statement is below.   New York, 21st September 2017   The Consumer Goods Forum reaffirms […]
Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery Blog 12 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery For most of 2020, businesses have been absorbed by one thing: COVID-19. They’ve been rapidly adapting and doggedly surviving as the global pandemic disrupts what they do or, in many cases, shuts them down altogether. But while this new existential threat has consumed everyone’s attention, another one is still as urgent as ever: climate change. […]
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, […]
Press Release 29 Nov 2010 Consumer Goods Industry Announces Initiatives on Climate Protection Retailers and manufacturers to halt deforestation practices and phase out climate-damaging refrigerants    PARIS, 29th November 2010 – On the first day of the Cancun Climate Summit, the Consumer Goods Forum announced two major initiatives on climate change: to work toward ending deforestation, and to phase out the use of refrigerant gases with high global […]
Press Release 19 Jun 2013 Corporate Consumer Goods Industry Executives Emphasise Need to Work Together to Affect Positive Change on Key Global Issues — Leading consumer goods CEOs call on industry to collaborate on mutually-beneficial health & wellness and global climate change programmes  — CEOs send clear message that ‘more needs to be done’, at close of The Consumer Goods Forum annual summit, in front of over 900 peers    TOKYO, 19th June 2013 – The importance of […]
Press Release 09 Apr 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Partners with Business & Climate Summit    PARIS, 9th April 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced it is an official partner of the upcoming Business & Climate Summit in Paris from 20th-21st May 2015. The two-day event, held 200 days before COP21 and an official part of Paris Climate Week, is designed to showcase how business is […]
CGF Key Contributor to 2016 COP22 Global Climate Finance Publication News Update 30 Jan 2017 CGF Key Contributor to 2016 COP22 Global Climate Finance Publication We are pleased to share the latest edition of the Global Climate Finance Report, a publication dedicated to raising awareness of and recognising organisations for their outstanding contributions in advancing the global climate change discussion. The 2016 edition showcased a wide variety of organisations including contributions from the United Nations Office for Project Services, the CDP […]
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 […]
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 […]
New Report – Better Growth, Better Climate Blog 29 Sep 2014 New Report – Better Growth, Better Climate Earlier this month, the Global Commission released a report entitled “Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report”. While many organisations have produced reports on the science of climate change or the costs of denying it, this report shows that climate action is, in fact, compatible with strong economic growth. The report was produced […]
Paris 2015: Climate and the Business Imperative Blog 25 Mar 2014 Paris 2015: Climate and the Business Imperative The work of The Consumer Goods Forum in addressing deforestation and emissions from refrigeration is an example of bold, collective action. We are encouraged by industry’s efforts to work together to tackle climate change. One company can’t transform the industry by itself, and so the work of The Consumer Goods Forum is integral to driving positive change […]
Phasing Down HFCs: Good for the Climate and the Economy Blog 05 Nov 2015 Phasing Down HFCs: Good for the Climate and the Economy The good news is that although HFCs are extremely potent, they only remain in the atmosphere for about 15 years, so their concentrations can be reduced soon after emissions are cut. From November 1-5, Dubai hosts the 27th meeting of signatories to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer. This […]
Press Release 30 Oct 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Partnership with Climate Action and the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 CGF Supports Largest Business Focused Event to be Held During COP21; SIF15 Helping to Accelerate Low Carbon Development Solutions   PARIS, 30th October 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced a partnership with the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 (SIF15). The Sustainable Innovation Forum takes place on the 7th and 8th of December at […]