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New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Blog 22 Feb 2021 Corporate New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Madelaine VanDerHeyden sat down with the CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, to reflect on his first eight months at the CGF, key highlights from the past year, and what the new year will hold. Madelaine: Can you provide some highlights from your first eight or so months at the CGF? Wai-Chan: It has been great […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 33 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum   PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new […]
Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report Press Release 30 Nov 2021 Corporate Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today underlined its dedication to transparent reporting by launching its first Annual Report. The report reviews commitments, activities, and accomplishments of 400 CGF members over the last 12 months and highlights business leadership on sustainability.  It follows COP26 climate talks and the CGF’s announcement as a UN Race to […]
CGF Participates in UN Food Systems Pre-Summit and Supports UNFSS Action Tracks News Update 29 Jul 2021 Corporate CGF Participates in UN Food Systems Pre-Summit and Supports UNFSS Action Tracks PARIS, 29th July 2021 — This year is a critical one for The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and its Coalitions of Action, as we work together with key partners and stakeholders to tackle the crucial challenges and drive the urgent changes needed to secure sustainable food systems. As we look ahead to the United Nations Food Systems […]
Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action News Update 12 Aug 2021 Environmental Sustainability Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action The Consumer Goods Forum has published an open letter to its members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan in response to the recent IPCC report and need for urgent action. Dear Members, You will have seen earlier this week that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the UN body responsible for climate science – […]
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.  […]
Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment Press Release 12 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment PARIS and SINGAPORE, 12th June 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labour. Issued during the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment, the call to action was made alongside the International Labour […]
The Values of Values: Walking the Talk (Taking Action) Blog 24 Apr 2020 Corporate The Values of Values: Walking the Talk (Taking Action) This is the second of three articles in our series about ‘the value of values’. Last week we defined what values are and how they’re used. Today, we’ll begin to ‘walk the talk’ – exploring how to identify your unique values and committing to them with action. The final article will capture the multiple levels […]
CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste News Update 24 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste As a member of Champions 12.3, a global coalition of executives committed to accelerating progress towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 against food loss, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has joined dozens of executives in a call to action for governments and industry actors to pursue strategies to “dramatically accelerate efforts to halve food loss […]
How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector Blog 17 Dec 2020 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector A Roadmap to a Forest Positive Future Achieving a forest positive future: that is the goal set by the 18 member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition as they work to transform the supply of three commodities — palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging — driven by a […]
Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? Blog 04 Dec 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair. An estimated one-third of food produced for human […]
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 […]
Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Press Release 06 Nov 2021 Forest Positive Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Forest Positive Coalition of Action aligns on landscape engagement ambition to help stop deforestation and advance forest positive strategy The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action launches first phase in strategy to transform areas equivalent to the size of Coalition’s combined production-base footprint to forest positive by 2030 Coalition and its 20 members […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap: Action Needed & Collaboration Key to Success at Scale Press Release 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap: Action Needed & Collaboration Key to Success at Scale LISBON, Portugal, 25th October 2018 – Day one of the Sustainable Retail Summit has come to a close following a successful day of discussions, insights, data and action. Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the Sustainable Retail Summit has been designed to provide concrete examples of how the consumer goods industry can accelerate change and implement positive […]
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 […]
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, […]