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Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Blog 06 Nov 2017 Food Waste Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Over the last few years, there has been rapid growth in awareness and acknowledgment of the global food waste problem. Numerous reports and research papers provide statistics on the quantity of food – estimated at a third of what is produced for human consumption – that goes to waste each year. As a result, major food businesses […]
Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum Press Release 28 Jan 2021 Food Waste Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum PARIS, 28 January — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published the newest edition of its Food Waste Case Study Booklet, a collection of stories from CGF members, including those of its Food Waste Coalition of Action, highlighting their actions to reduce food loss and create more sustainable supply chains. The booklet brings together […]
How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Blog 23 Jan 2018 Food Waste How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Poverty in Europe is a reality, and food insecurity is often closer to us than we would like to think. In 2015, 119 million people of the EU-28 population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Among them, 43 million (8.1%) were not able to afford a quality meal every second day. At the same time, Europeans waste 88 […]
Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Blog 24 Sep 2019 Food Waste Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Recent data shows that in Germany alone 12 million tons of food goes to waste every year. Worldwide this adds up to more than 1.3 billion tons of edible food that ends up on landfills. Food waste is a global paradox: up until now more than 820 million people are suffering from hunger – even […]
World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide Blog 16 Oct 2018 Food Waste World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide In a world with a growing population, increasing cost of food, concerns about inequality and food insecurity, diverting food waste from landfills and finding innovative ways of putting it to beneficial use are particularly important. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that 821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger, and […]
Addressing Post-Harvest Losses is Crucial in the Fight Against Food Waste Blog 15 Mar 2021 Food Waste Addressing Post-Harvest Losses is Crucial in the Fight Against Food Waste We first launched our work on food waste at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) a little over five years ago. It’s been five years of strong progress, but it is still not enough. Food waste and loss remains a serious global problem with enormous environmental and social consequences. A third of food produced is never […]
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Press Release 06 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Key Points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organisations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste  An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are […]
Taking a Stance on Food Waste for a Greater Purpose Blog 27 Mar 2017 Food Waste Taking a Stance on Food Waste for a Greater Purpose   I’ve tried to take a stance through the personal choices I make in my everyday life. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 10 years, I’m a strong advocate for recycling, and I compost all of the food waste I generate at home. One area I’ve long overlooked and I’m still trying to get on track […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Jury for REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest News Update 29 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Jury for REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest   The CGF Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, is one of four food waste experts comprising the jury of the EU-wide REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest. Ignacio, alongside the panel of jurists, will be announcing the winners of the contest at the REFRESH Conference on 18th May 2017 in Berlin. The REFRESH Food Waste Solution […]
Understanding the Scale of the Global Food Loss Problem is Our First Step Towards Fixing It Blog 29 Sep 2020 Food Waste Understanding the Scale of the Global Food Loss Problem is Our First Step Towards Fixing It At The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), we have been concerned with food waste since 2015, when we launched our Board Resolution to reduce waste in our members’ supply chains and meet Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. Now, we have taken that resolution further by developing a Coalition of Action of committed and highly motivated companies to […]
Food Loss and Waste: Have You Heard? Blog 20 Aug 2017 Food Waste Food Loss and Waste: Have You Heard?   By now you’ve probably heard that about 1/3 of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted. And you’ve likely heard about all the impacts this huge inefficiency causes. Food loss and waste, for example, results in roughly $940 billion in economic losses globally per year. It consumes one-quarter of all water […]
Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? Blog 04 Dec 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair. An estimated one-third of food produced for human […]
Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 03 Nov 2016 Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry. The conference […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilise Progress to Halve Food Waste Press Release 21 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilise Progress to Halve Food Waste Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to halve food waste and reduce food loss globally by 2030   PARIS and WASHINGTON, DC, 21st June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has agreed to join Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders from governments, businesses, farmer groups, and civil society organisations dedicated […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction  — The Consumer Goods Forum Board Agree on Resolution to Halve Food Waste by 2025 within Member Retail and Manufacturing Operations; and — To Support UN Goals on Food Waste Reduction at Consumer Level and Across Supply Chains   PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two Press Release 04 Oct 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two MONTRÉAL, 4th October 2017 – The second and final day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit drew to a close yesterday.  It was full of fascinating discussions addressing three of the consumer goods industry’s biggest challenges. Taking place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal, the Sustainable Retail Summit has brought together over 230 “global […]