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World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Press Release 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours […]
Building a Circular Economy for Packaging: A View from the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry on Optimal Extended Producer Responsibility Publication 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste Building a Circular Economy for Packaging: A View from the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry on Optimal Extended Producer Responsibility
CGF Holds Virtual EPR Event in with Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2Worth News Update 05 Sep 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Holds Virtual EPR Event in with Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2Worth In late August, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) held its first online event in Colombia in partnership with the Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2worth. During the workshop, over 200 representatives from different stakeholder organisations, including government, academia, CGF member and non-member companies, plastic collectives, among others, took part in the dialogue on extended […]
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 Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members News Update 12 Apr 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members On April 7th 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste held an informative webinar for members interested in finding out more about the Coalition’s three workstreams. Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at the CGF set the scene for the discussion, by providing attendees with an overview on the mission and work […]
Press Release 01 Jul 2010 Consumer Goods Companies Tackle Packaging and Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum initiative releases global framework measurement system for trading partners    PARIS, 1st July, 2010 – The  Consumer  Goods  Forum  is  delighted  to  release  the  first  report  from  its  Sustainability workstream.     The report, A Global Language for Packaging and Sustainability, delivers a common framework and measurement system that trading  partners […]
Press Release 04 Feb 2010 2010 Food Safety Conference – Press Highlights Day 1 WASHINGTON, D.C., 4th February 2010 –   The industry must speak as one voice  All stakeholders have a “duty to work together” to deliver safe food In welcoming a record-breaking 675 delegates from 39 countries to the conference, The Consumer Goods Forum managing director Jean-Marc Saubade said consumer confidence had been shaken the world over, […]
First Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: GAA Best Aquaculture Practices Press Release 08 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative First Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: GAA Best Aquaculture Practices PARIS, 8 July 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce it has received its first benchmarking application from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). As the first scheme to apply for SSCI benchmarking, BAP demonstrates leadership in the effort to create alignment among […]
There Is No Label That Stands Above Truth Blog 19 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain There Is No Label That Stands Above Truth Learn how emerging yet available technologies such as Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), image recognition, HF-RFID, and down the road mobile enabled smell or DNA, will combine to better inform consumers / shoppers at the point of purchase.   In order to build a sustainable relationship of trust, quality will need to be proven through immediate […]
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 […]
No Plastic in Nature – A Revolution Within Our Grasp Blog 21 Aug 2019 Plastic Waste No Plastic in Nature – A Revolution Within Our Grasp In advance of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit in October 2019, Kavita Prakash-Mani, Global Conservation Director at WWF, invites the consumer goods industry to make, and act on, public commitments to plastic waste reduction and recovery and help shape both industry norms and global policy. Brilliant and Problematic Plastic is brilliant – and […]
Creating a Recall Ready Community: Being Ready and Being Responsive Blog 09 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain Creating a Recall Ready Community: Being Ready and Being Responsive I have been involved in the Consumer Goods Industry for almost 43 years and in all that time, I have never experienced a situation like we have today with the COVID-19 crisis. There is a lesson to be learned in this: consumer health and safety is protected when we ensure our industry is both ‘ready’ […]
CGF Announces New Members for July 2018 Press Release 27 Jul 2018 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for July 2018 PARIS, 27th July 2018 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. As the world’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has a company Dream to bring people together for a […]
CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 Press Release 26 Jun 2020 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 PARIS, 26th June 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. The ALDI SOUTH Group is a global food retail company and operates in eleven countries on four […]
Colgate-Palmolive and Metro Executives Elected New Co-Chairs of the Consumer Goods Forum Board Press Release 21 Jun 2017 Corporate Colgate-Palmolive and Metro Executives Elected New Co-Chairs of the Consumer Goods Forum Board Ian Cook and Olaf Koch will chair the CEO-led, parity-based Board;  Announcement made at the beginning of the 61st CGF Global Summit, held in Berlin  BERLIN and PARIS, Wednesday 21st  June 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, announced today that it has elected two new Co-Chairs for its Board: Ian […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals News Update 05 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals In order to include the input of as many stakeholders as possible in its consultation, the CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour has extended the deadline for its stakeholder consultation on its two strategies. These strategies are focused on creating frameworks for implementing forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems […]