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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 […]
Press Release 06 Jul 2015 Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020 LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.    The announcement was made on Friday at a meeting […]
The E2E Pillar Presents: Thinking Around the Corner – A Deep Dive into AI Video 12 Jul 2019 The E2E Pillar Presents: Thinking Around the Corner – A Deep Dive into AI
Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 Blog 13 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 HolyGrail is a collaborative effort designed to solve one of the largest obstacles facing plastic recycling – inefficient sorting at sorting and/or recycling facilities. In 2016, as P&G’s sustainable packaging expert, I worked with P&G to kick off a coalition of companies to pioneer HolyGrail in Europe under the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy […]
The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands News Update 02 Jan 2019 Environmental Sustainability The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands On November 10th, the CGF’s Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Manager Sonja Schmid attended IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative)’s 10th Anniversary Conference in the Netherlands. IDH was established in 2008 to bring businesses, governments and non-profit institutions together in public-private coalitions that develop new business models and financing structures for […]
Responsive Supply Chains Podcast 21 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Responsive Supply Chains In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, CGF’s Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and COO at Skuchain about the role deep-tier financing and blockchain play in achieving responsive supply chains.   For more information, read the blog post Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain.       Sign Up For […]
TFA 2020 Partners: The Triple Win of “Produce-Protect” Blog 01 Dec 2015 Environmental Sustainability TFA 2020 Partners: The Triple Win of “Produce-Protect” I was thrilled to learn of the announcement today by Marc Bolland, CEO of Marks & Spencer, at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Forests Day in Paris that The Consumer Goods Forum Board co-sponsors intend to prioritize commodity sourcing from areas practicing sustainable agricultural production, forest protection and protection of livelihoods. In reality, production of […]
Keeping Them Close and Coming Back for More: Survey Highlights the Struggles of Consumer and Retail Executives Press Release 21 Jun 2017 Corporate Keeping Them Close and Coming Back for More: Survey Highlights the Struggles of Consumer and Retail Executives BERLIN, 21st June 2017 — The need to grow and keep customers is dominating the agenda of consumer and retail executives around the world. Thirty-three percent of the 526 consumer and retail executives responding to the fifth annual Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind survey, Think like a start-up: How to grow in a disruptive […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day Two Recap Press Release 25 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day Two Recap BERLIN, 25th October 2019 – The 4th edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit has officially come to a close in Berlin. Close to 300 industry experts convened at the Hilton Hotel in the German capital for the second day of thought-provoking insights, best practice sharing and deep discussions around the hard truths in health and […]
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 […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 New open-source Comparison Tool Launched by the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and ITC Standards Map  Quick Scan offers easy first step assessment of supply chain social and environmental compliance against best corporate practice.   Paris and Geneva, 24 June 2015 – The Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) of the Consumer Goods Forum and ITC Standards Map of the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched the GSCP-ITC Quick Scan. The new […]
Press Release 27 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 2 ANAHEIM, Calif., USA,  27th February 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference continued today with another full programme of speakers from the world of food safety. The day started early with a set of energizing Breakfast Sessions designed by the conference sponsors Sealed Air Diversey, DNV GL, LRQA and Trace One. […]
Digital Transformation: Preparing Physical Retailers for the Future Podcast 08 Aug 2019 E2E Value Chain Digital Transformation: Preparing Physical Retailers for the Future In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, we hear from Sastry Penumarthy, Co-Founder / VP Strategic Alliances & Partnerships at Punchh, as he takes a deep dive into the topic of Digital Transformation: Preparing Physical Retailers for the Future. Tune in to hear his insights on how consumer expectations have changed over the years, the key challenges facing retailers, how market leaders are addressing these issues, and how technologies like AI and machine learning can help.
New Year Spotlight: Ignacio Gavilan, Environmental Sustainability Director Blog 19 Jan 2018 Environmental Sustainability New Year Spotlight: Ignacio Gavilan, Environmental Sustainability Director The start of a new year is a perfect time for reflection on where we have been and where we’re going. With that in mind, we took the opportunity to sit down with our Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan to get his thoughts on the industry, and its achievements and challenges, as we hit […]
Modern Slavery – A Shared Problem Blog 22 Aug 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Modern Slavery – A Shared Problem Modern slavery should be at the heart of our approach to sustainability. How can we say that we are sustainable if doing business is predicated on the abuse and exploitation of others? As operators of the UK-wide Modern Slavery Helpline, Unseen is faced with reports of forced labour situations on a daily basis. Often those […]
Thoughts on How to Collectively Address Sustainability Challenges Affecting Agri Value Chains Blog 22 May 2018 Environmental Sustainability Thoughts on How to Collectively Address Sustainability Challenges Affecting Agri Value Chains The Global Agribusiness Alliance was borne out of recognition of the need for a platform for engagement and aligned action for supply-side companies. GAA intends to harness the collective strengths of growers, processors and traders, and enable those operating upstream, on the ground, to scale their impact and speak with one voice on shared issues […]