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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Practicing Collaboration in a Coalition of the Ambitious Blog 06 Sep 2021 Forest Positive Practicing Collaboration in a Coalition of the Ambitious Nearly one year after the launch of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, we can look back on several accomplishments with pride — from transparency reporting to stakeholder engagement, our members have been working incredibly hard to advance our Theory of Change, Commodity Roadmaps and Coalition-wide Actions. None of our efforts would […]
News Update 25 Feb 2020 Product Data Product Data Coalition of Action Launched at E2E Steering Committee Meeting in Lisbon The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End Value Chain & Standards (E2E) initiative held its first bi-annual Steering Committee meeting of 2020 in Lisbon on 11th -12th February and officially launched its Product Data Coalition of Action (CoA). Steering Committee Co-Chairs Barron Witherspoon, Procter & Gamble, and Tom Rose, SPAR International, who will also co-chair the […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members News Update 12 Apr 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members On April 7th 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste held an informative webinar for members interested in finding out more about the Coalition’s three workstreams. Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at the CGF set the scene for the discussion, by providing attendees with an overview on the mission and work […]
CEOs from The Coca-Cola Company and Alibaba Group to Lead The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors Press Release 24 Jun 2021 Corporate CEOs from The Coca-Cola Company and Alibaba Group to Lead The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors PARIS, 24th June 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body pursuing purpose and positive change across the consumer goods industry, today announced that two new Co-Chairs have been elected to its Board of Directors: Daniel Zhang, Chairman & CEO of Alibaba Group, and James Quincey, Chairman & CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. […]
The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Press Release 24 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Now What? Key Takeaways and Conclusions from The Consumer Goods Forum’s 2021 Global Summit PARIS, 24 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s virtual 2021 Global Summit closed this afternoon, the conclusion of four days of focused conversation around challenges and opportunities in the consumer goods industry. This event marked the first time that the […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Press Release 23 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) launches 5-year project between coalition of retailer and manufacturer members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Projects focus on eradicating forced labour from companies’ own operations and companies’ palm oil supply chains in Malaysia, and on creating enabling […]
Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Podcast 25 Jun 2020 Corporate Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan In the June episode of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Corporate Podcast, special guest host Madelaine VanDerHeyden sits down with an even more special guest star: Wai-Chan Chan, the new Managing Director of the CGF. In his first few weeks as Managing Director, Wai-Chan has already led a CGF Board Meeting, moderated our Virtual Knowledge Series […]
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 […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing News Update 09 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing On 4th March, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined the 8th annual World Ocean Summit for a session entitled, “Developing a common position on human rights due diligence in fishing.” Didier, who oversees the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative […]