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Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People News Update 03 Apr 2020 Corporate Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People The strength of the CGF lies in its collaborative efforts and ability to bring our industry together to discuss challenges impacting our people, our customers and our businesses, and to share best practices and knowledge. The world is now facing a pandemic not seen in our lifetime, but our industry is stepping up and showcasing […]
COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains Press Release 06 Apr 2020 Corporate COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains PARIS, 6th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Board of Directors today issued a statement emphasising the need for global coordination in securing food, beverage, hygiene and personal care product supply chains. The full statement is below: Food, beverage, hygiene and personal care products are essential to people’s daily existence through this pandemic. […]
#EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 Blog 22 Apr 2020 Environmental Sustainability #EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 This year’s Earth Day has taken on new significance, as the global community continues to grapple to control the Covid-19 pandemic, an unprecedented crisis in our modern times with far-reaching and inter-connected global challenges and consequences. This crisis has demonstrated how much we depend on each other, as one humanity living on one planet, for […]
COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Blog 20 Nov 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Sustainability Then and Now   Prior to the pandemic, consumers around the world were focused on sustainability; reuse and recyclables, organic and natural food products, to do their part in managing the effects of climate change. Millennials led the charge by voting with their wallets, challenging retailers and suppliers to provide sustainable products and packaging […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19 Press Release 18 Dec 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19 PARIS, 18th December – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced its members are working together on actions to support vulnerable communities, part of a coordinated, global response to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic. The move, involving 45 CGF members from around the world, […]
CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 News Update 02 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition has published a case studies booklet highlighting the actions of member 51 companies and organisations to assist vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19. This comes after the December 2020 CGF announcement that its members would work together on a series of key actions to […]
Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series News Update 27 May 2020 Corporate Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series The CGF COVID-19 Webinar Series has drawn to a close. The Series included 10 COVID-19-specific webinars covering how CGF members and the industry at large have been working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and protect the health of people, and included more than 30 member organisations, including Alibaba, Carrefour, IBM, Grupo Exito, Mastercard, Mondelēz […]
CHL Japan Publishes Report on Supply Chains for Consumer Goods in the Age of COVID-19 News Update 05 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Japan Publishes Report on Supply Chains for Consumer Goods in the Age of COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Japan local initiative has published a report on Supply Chains for Consumer Goods in the Age of COVID-19. This comes after a state of emergency was declared in Japan due to the pandemic, forcing companies to play their part in finding ways to keep their employees […]
Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 Blog 13 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 For corporates, it is readily accepted that climate change and environmental pressures are going to increasingly disrupt business as usual. However, in a time of a global pandemic and economic upheaval, some may assume that corporate action on climate change may drop down the priority list. However, our recent research has found that this is […]
CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” News Update 24 Nov 2020 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” An article written by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was published on Reuters Sustainable Business about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global issue of food waste, and how actors from around the world, whether they be retailers, manufacturers, consumers or governments, have been taking action to curb […]
We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships Blog 16 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships We recently conducted dedicated research to gather the perspectives on how retailers and suppliers are being impacted and are adapting in key markets around the world: China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK. We have also collected detailed feedback from the remainder of our 40 markets. Their stories explore the tensions brought about by […]
Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? Blog 03 Jul 2020 Corporate Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? The retail sector has weathered its fair share of storms in recent years, from business rates to the growing influence of e-commerce. But even if retail veterans have become seasoned crisis responders, industry challenges do not always directly affect consumer behaviour. This is emphatically untrue in the case of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has created […]
Upholding Responsible Recruitment is Key to Maintain Resilient Supply Chains Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond Blog 07 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Upholding Responsible Recruitment is Key to Maintain Resilient Supply Chains Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond When the global Covid-19 pandemic was confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, most of us did not anticipate the scale of change on its way. Its structural impact on society, the private sector and the scale of governments’ interventions has been unprecedented. The pandemic has caused severe disruption to global […]
Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Blog 06 Oct 2020 Product Data Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Seven months into the COVID-19 lockdown, consumers still find themselves fighting for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes and nitrile gloves at their local retail stores. On the flipside, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies who saw a significant drop in demand at the height of the lockdown are struggling to get their production back to normal […]
New CHL China Report Explores Big Data and Nutrition Trends During COVID-19 News Update 03 Jun 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives New CHL China Report Explores Big Data and Nutrition Trends During COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), in collaboration with the Chinese Nutrition Society (CNS), has published a report analysing big data on Chinese consumer nutrition, as it relates to trends observed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks a key milestone in the CGF Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition’s work to drive healthier lives for consumers […]
A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry Blog 10 Jun 2020 Corporate A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry The global economy is deep into the worst economic crisis of the last 100 years. Across the Middle East and North Africa, the economic outlook is perhaps even more severe than elsewhere, as the region faces unprecedented dual shocks from COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices. With malls closed and social distancing in place, […]