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Three Reasons Why Tackling Deforestation is a Business Priority in 2022 and How to Prepare Blog 22 Feb 2022 Forest Positive Three Reasons Why Tackling Deforestation is a Business Priority in 2022 and How to Prepare With new regulations, investor pressure, and disclosure requirements coming online, deforestation is a challenge that consumer goods companies can no longer afford to ignore. Fortunately, there is a clear path that can help all companies prepare.   For some consumer brands, deforestation linked to palm oil, cocoa, beef, wood fibre, and other commodities has posed reputational […]
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 […]
2022 is the Year to Take Action on Deforestation – Here’s Why Businesses Can’t Wait Blog 02 Mar 2022 Forest Positive 2022 is the Year to Take Action on Deforestation – Here’s Why Businesses Can’t Wait This article originally appeared in Spanish in C84 magazine. Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. Forests are disappearing at a terrifying rate. Trees are critical components of ecosystems around the world, and their continued loss is a huge problem for our planet, both for people, nature and climate. Over the years, efforts have been […]
World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report Press Release 22 Sep 2022 Forest Positive World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, an initiative of 21 consumer goods companies, shares progress on removing commodity-driven deforestation from supply chains With increase in disclosure rates on performance metrics introduced in 2021, Coalition members are now collectively reporting on 62% of a complete set of Key Performance Indicators, demonstrating progress 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 […]
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 […]
Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains Blog 02 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains When Nestlé first committed to no deforestation in 2010, it was the beginning of a major journey. There wasn’t an industry-wide definition of deforestation, there was limited visibility beyond direct suppliers and that made it difficult to assess deforestation risks. Now, a decade later, we have progressed enormously: ingredients that are high-risk for deforestation are largely traceable. We developed a […]
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 […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Advances on Commitment from Businesses to Publicly Report Against New Deforestation Performance Metrics Press Release 22 Sep 2021 Forest Positive The Consumer Goods Forum Advances on Commitment from Businesses to Publicly Report Against New Deforestation Performance Metrics The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action – led by Alexandre Bompard, CEO, Carrefour, and Grant F. Reid, CEO, Mars, Incorporated – today demonstrates critical progress on its commitment to publicly report against new performance metrics to end commodity-driven deforestation, in a major push to increase collective transparency To help achieve a forest […]
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.   […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
CGF Sustainability Senior Manager Shares Corporate Progress on Zero-deforestation and Nature-positive Commitments in Forest Trends Webinar News Update 08 Nov 2022 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Senior Manager Shares Corporate Progress on Zero-deforestation and Nature-positive Commitments in Forest Trends Webinar On 3rd October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Senior Manager, Sustainability, Debora Dias, joined an online webinar hosted by Forest Trends to share insights from the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action and how its members are taking individual and collective action to remove deforestation, forest degradation, and conversion from their key commodity supply […]
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 […]