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How Can Retailers Create Positive Social and Environmental Impact Through Their Online Communities? Blog 06 Jan 2022 Corporate How Can Retailers Create Positive Social and Environmental Impact Through Their Online Communities? The events of the past year have cemented the role of supermarkets as a force for good in local communities. From collection and distribution points for foodbanks, to makeshift vaccination and testing centres, they’ve shown how their sheer size and reach can improve the world around us. With the continuing rise of online shopping and […]
The Values of Values: Capturing the Value (Having Impact) Blog 30 Apr 2020 Corporate The Values of Values: Capturing the Value (Having Impact) In our 3-part series on ‘the value of values’ so far, we’ve defined: what values are, how they’re used, how a company can identify its values, and how to commit to them with action. Today, we’ll close out the series by looking at the positive impact that results from ‘walking the talk.’ The proverbial ‘value […]
CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Natural Refrigerants at ATMOJapan in Tokyo News Update 22 Feb 2018 Environmental Sustainability CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Natural Refrigerants at ATMOJapan in Tokyo On February 13th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan co-chaired a panel alongside Jan Dusek from shecco during ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo. The conference, which was attended by 207 participants, provided the opportunity to discuss global and Japanese market trends in the HVAC&R sector with governmental representatives, end users, domestic and […]
Consumer Goods Companies Announce Position on Chemical Recycling Technologies and Publish Life Cycle Assessment Press Release 13 Apr 2022 Plastic Waste Consumer Goods Companies Announce Position on Chemical Recycling Technologies and Publish Life Cycle Assessment — For the first time, consumer good companies are joining forces through The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) to set the agenda for the development of new plastic recycling technologies. — The CGF’s Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste has today published an independent scientific study which demonstrates that the chemical recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic waste […]
CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change Press Release 22 Apr 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change The Consumer Goods Forum, in Partnership with shecco, Explores Natural Refrigerants and Industry Actions to Phase Out HFCs   PARIS, 22nd April 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of “Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change”. Developed in partnership with shecco, the booklet explores the topic of refrigerant systems […]
CGF Environmental Director, Ignacio Gavilan to Co-Chair Panel at ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo News Update 31 Jan 2018 Environmental Sustainability CGF Environmental Director, Ignacio Gavilan to Co-Chair Panel at ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo On February 13th 2018, Ignacio Gavilan, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Environmental Director, will lead a panel discussion during ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo, at the Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa. The panel, entitled “Future of the Industry End User Panel”, will also include speakers from Ajinomoto, Yoshio Ice Manufacturing Refrigeration, Lawson, Nara Coop and AEON. This […]
Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry Press Release 08 Sep 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry The Consumer Goods Forum gears up to host more than 400 industry leaders and experts from 13th – 14th October, for two days of inspirational talks and best practice sessions helping to drive positive change for business, people and planet Major businesses and non-profit organisations including Unilever, Danone, PepsiCo, WHO, Walmart and WWF will reflect […]
Press Release 11 Dec 2012 The Consumer Goods Forum and The Sustainability Consortium Announce Global Partnership to Harmonise Sustainability Measurement  PARIS, 11th December 2012 – As the consumer goods industry continues to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, there is an increasing need for a globally harmonized approach to measure and communicate product lifecycles. Today, a joint programme between two leading global organisations was announced that will tackle this issue. The organisations are: The Consumer […]
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 […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 News Update 27 Apr 2021 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 On 20th April 2021, CGF Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC’s) annual SPC Impact conference for a virtual session entitled, “Responsible Sourcing: Why Companies are Making Investments in the Forests They Rely On?” in his role as director of the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition. The session was sponsored by the Sustainable […]
Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  Blog 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  We all know that to tackle the scale of the societal and environmental challenges we face, every business has a vital role in helping to make a positive impact for people and the planet. As World Environment Day has just highlighted, actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of communities and our environment now […]
METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF Press Release 26 Mar 2019 Social Sustainability METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF PARIS, 25th March 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum announced today that the Sustainability Steering Committee has elected a new leadership team, for a two-year renewable term. Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief of Global Impact Officer, Mondelēz International will join Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated, to represent the Manufacturer […]
CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Natural Refrigerants at ATMOsphere Ibérica in Madrid News Update 30 Oct 2017 CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Natural Refrigerants at ATMOsphere Ibérica in Madrid On October 24th, Ignacio Gavlian, Director of Environmental Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) took part in a panel discussion at ATMOsphere Ibérica: Business Case for Natural Refrigerants in Madrid, a conference that brings together industry decision makers and governments to change the future of natural refrigerants in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and around […]
A More Sustainable Future Blog 14 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit A More Sustainable Future Ahead of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit this month, Elvan Onal, P&G Vice President For Home Care products in Europe reinforces the company’s approach to sustainability – the belief that actions speak louder than words – and outlines how this translates into innovation. There is one common factor all industries are facing today; […]
Collective Action Today, Impact at Scale Tomorrow — 2021 Review Publication 30 Nov 2021 Corporate Collective Action Today, Impact at Scale Tomorrow — 2021 Review
Press Release 06 Sep 2011 Consumer Goods Companies Release First Global Measurement System for Packaging Sustainability  PARIS, France, 6th September 2011 – The Consumer Goods Forum today announced the release of the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability (GPPS) to enable the consumer goods industry to better assess the relative sustainability of packaging.    The GPPS is part of the sustainability work stream at the Consumer Goods Forum, which is sponsored by […]