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Press Release 15 Jul 2013 Environmental Sustainability First TFA 2020 Workshop Catalyzes Action to Reduce Global Tropical Deforestation Workshop outputs also identified the need to address issues of land rights and resolve land conflicts   JAKARTA, 15th July 2013 – During the first meeting of the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020, a public-private partnership established by the U.S. Government and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), held in Jakarta, June 27-28, the industry’s leading […]
Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado Press Release 25 Oct 2017 Environmental Sustainability Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado LONDON, 25th October 2017 — At a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales to accelerate progress towards deforestation-free supply chains, 23 global companies including Ahold Delhaize, M&S, McDonalds, Nando’s, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart have launched a Statement of Support for the Objectives of the Cerrado Manifesto and commit to working with local and international stakeholders to […]
Implementing and Scaling up the CGF Zero Net Deforestation Commitment Blog 12 Apr 2017 Forest Positive Implementing and Scaling up the CGF Zero Net Deforestation Commitment Business awareness of deforestation-related challenges has dramatically increased over the past years, as demonstrated by the growing number of business commitments to reducing deforestation impacts in their commodity supply chains. A recent report by Supply Change highlights that the number of companies that made deforestation related commitments grew by 22% in 2016 alone, with a total of […]
Tesco Announces Its Plan for Zero Deforestation Soy Blog 03 Jul 2018 Forest Positive Tesco Announces Its Plan for Zero Deforestation Soy At Tesco our purpose is to serve customers a little better every day and we aim to provide them with affordable, sustainable and healthy products. Forests are the lungs of our planet. Today forests cover 30% of the earth’s land surface. They are a vital source of oxygen and home to 80% of the earth’s […]
Press Release 29 Jul 2014 Environmental Sustainability New Soy Sourcing Guidelines to Help Drive Implementation of ‘Zero Net Deforestation’ Resolution PARIS, 29th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“The Forum”) today announced publication of the first-ever “Sustainable Soy Sourcing Guidelines”. The new document, available publicly, is seen as another important step for the consumer goods industry that looks to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020, as outlined in The Forum’s resolution on deforestation.   […]
Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal Blog 23 Sep 2015 Environmental Sustainability Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal   In 2010 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recognised that it had to help its members tackle deforestation in their supply chains. The CGF Board agreed a Resolution that committed its members to achieving zero net deforestation in key commodity supply chains by 2020.   Deforestation is a massive phenomenon that occurs on an industrial […]
Press Release 20 Jun 2012 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum and the US Government Announce a Joint Initiative on Deforestation  RIO DE JANEIRO, 20th June 2012 – In November 2010, the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announced two major initiatives on climate change: to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020 and to begin phasing out the use of refrigerant gases with high global warming potential as of 2015. Good progress is being […]
CGF Response to Deforestation Protests in Berlin Press Release 24 Oct 2019 Forest Positive CGF Response to Deforestation Protests in Berlin BERLIN, 24th October 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is aware of statements and protests by Robin Wood, Sum of Us, Mighty Earth and Greenpeace in relation to deforestation and the sourcing of key commodities like cattle, soy, palm oil and paper. The CGF and our members recognise that stopping deforestation is critical to addressing […]
Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach Blog 18 Oct 2017 Forest Positive Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach   Increasingly, consumer goods companies are committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a platform bringing together some 400 consumer goods manufacturers and retailers from around the world, has pledged to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.   092017 HCV deforestation imageBy implementing no deforestation policies, CGF members can […]
CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation News Update 05 Feb 2021 Forest Positive CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) applauds the continued efforts of a number of leading banking institutions to build a forest positive future. In the most recent example of such efforts, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a new report about opportunities for the banking sector to contribute to efforts to […]
New Publication from CGF Forest Positive Coalition Illustrates Consumer Goods Companies’ Collective Strategy for Driving End to Commodity-Driven Deforestation Press Release 31 Mar 2021 Forest Positive New Publication from CGF Forest Positive Coalition Illustrates Consumer Goods Companies’ Collective Strategy for Driving End to Commodity-Driven Deforestation PARIS, 31 March 2021 — Six months after being officially launched at New York Climate Week, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has published its first-ever report,  “Taking Root: Embarking on the Forest Positive Journey,” which offers a comprehensive illustration of the Coalition’s strategy to lead cross-sector efforts in ending commodity-driven […]
New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains Press Release 22 Sep 2020 Forest Positive New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains PARIS, 22nd September 2020 – Today, as part of Climate Week 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) officially launches the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, including 17 global consumer goods brands, retailers and manufacturers that will work together and use their collective voice to accelerate systemic efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from […]
CGF Members Endorse EU Position Paper Calling for “Smart Mix” of EU Legislative Action on Imported Deforestation News Update 15 Dec 2020 Forest Positive CGF Members Endorse EU Position Paper Calling for “Smart Mix” of EU Legislative Action on Imported Deforestation CGF members, including those of the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, have joined a larger group of more than 50 organisations who have endorsed a new position paper from the Tropical Forest Alliance calling for the European Union to adopt a “smart mix” of measures to address imported deforestation.  The paper is the conclusion of […]
Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 28 Jul 2021 Forest Positive Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director In July 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, published an editorial in Business Green about the importance of businesses’ involvement in landscape-level initiatives as part of the global strategy to fight deforestation. The article, entitled “Businesses must engage in landscapes initiatives if we are to tackle deforestation,” explains the business case […]
Members of Forest Positive Coalition Call for Stronger EU Laws Against Imported Deforestation News Update 21 May 2021 Forest Positive Members of Forest Positive Coalition Call for Stronger EU Laws Against Imported Deforestation On 18th May 2021, European-based members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition signed a statement from 11 consumer goods companies entitled “Business leaders support bold EU actions to eliminate imported deforestation”. The statement calls for the EU (European Union) to adopt strong legislation to stop imported deforestation within the European market, which […]
Press Release 03 Oct 2019 Environmental Sustainability Deforestation, Plastics, Food Waste, Forced Labour and Health to Top the Agenda at 4th CGF Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum gears up for yet another gathering of key experts to tackle today’s biggest industry challenges and inspire positive change Berlin edition to highlight need for greater collaboration between industry, government and civil society   PARIS, 3rd October 2019 – The programme for the 4th Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) has now been […]