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Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Press Release 23 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) launches 5-year project between coalition of retailer and manufacturer members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Projects focus on eradicating forced labour from companies’ own operations and companies’ palm oil supply chains in Malaysia, and on creating enabling […]
The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry Press Release 06 Nov 2018 Social Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry FLA report highlights serious challenges in the Indonesian and Malaysian markets PARIS, 6th November 2018 – Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries. A new report from the Fair Labor Association […]
Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor Blog 07 Oct 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor The social and economic devastation of the Covid pandemic has eroded years of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020 global labor income fell by USD $3.7 trillion; over 100 million people were pushed into unemployment; and 108 million people were pushed into poverty. The weight of this devastation is borne disproportionately by […]
Ensuring Good Working Conditions Worldwide with Human Rights Due Diligence Podcast 11 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Ensuring Good Working Conditions Worldwide with Human Rights Due Diligence In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden connects with Richa Mittal, Senior Director, Agriculture and Supply Chain Innovation at the Fair Labor Association. In 2021, he CGF Human Rights Coalition ⁠— Working to End Forced Labour started working with the Fair Labor Association and the UN International Organisation for Migration to […]
CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum News Update 16 Nov 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Managing Director Speaks at Fourth Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum On 28th October, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, was pleased to join a panel session at the fourth annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) entitled “Promoting a Worker-Centric Trade Policy in the Indo-Pacific,” to discuss the CGF’s social sustainability strategy and how it can positively impact consumer goods supply chains in the […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members News Update 09 Jul 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour Hosts Informative ‘Open House’ Session for CGF Members On 28th June 2021, the Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) hosted an informative open house session for all CGF members. The HRC is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) consisting of 23 retailers and manufacturers committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide […]
CSR Expert Thomas van Haaren Joins CGF as New SSCI Senior Manager News Update 27 Sep 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative CSR Expert Thomas van Haaren Joins CGF as New SSCI Senior Manager The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is delighted to a welcome new recruit, CSR expert Thomas van Haaren, to the Sustainability team. Thomas joins the team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge on responsible and ethical sourcing, and sustainable business. Replacing Sonja Schmid, who leaves the CGF for an exciting new opportunity, Thomas will be […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series News Update 15 Feb 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series In February 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) launched a new virtual training series to help raise awareness of the importance of deploying Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in HRC members’ own operations. HRDD is the process organisations should carry out to identify, prevent, […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour Press Release 05 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour PARIS, 5 October 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has today launched a public consultation on its framework for the implementation of forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in consumer goods supply chains, as well as its Palm Oil Roadmap, which outlines […]
14 Stakeholders and 2 CGF Members add their Case Studies to Updated Forced Labour Publications News Update 23 Oct 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour 14 Stakeholders and 2 CGF Members add their Case Studies to Updated Forced Labour Publications The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has published an updated edition of its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet, which has been expanded to include examples provided by 14 stakeholder organisations and 2 new CGF member companies on how they are tackling forced labour. The booklet showcases actionable insights and learnings from CGF member companies, business […]