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Engaging Citizens Around the World to Act on Food Waste Blog 19 Apr 2022 Food Waste Engaging Citizens Around the World to Act on Food Waste This year is already proving to be extraordinary. We are seeing inflation reigniting and disposable incomes falling in many countries, while poverty levels are predicted to rise. This is against a backdrop of 14% of global food production being lost and 17% of food available at consumer-level being wasted, while 10% of global population go […]
Upstream Food Losses: Reducing Waste at the Source Blog 11 Mar 2022 Food Waste Upstream Food Losses: Reducing Waste at the Source This week is Food Waste Action Week, and the spotlight is on how we can collectively cut emissions by reducing food waste. The aim of the week is to create lasting change globally that helps to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving global food waste by 2030. According to WWF’s Driven to Waste […]
Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
CGF Sustainability Director: “How Grocery Can Unite to Take Meaningful Action on Food Waste” News Update 08 Mar 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director: “How Grocery Can Unite to Take Meaningful Action on Food Waste” An article written by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was published in The Grocer about the scale and implications of the global food waste problem, the role that the consumer goods industry can play to resolve it, and the actions that the members of CGF’s Food Waste Coalition are taking. […]
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 […]
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 […]
CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen News Update 06 Sep 2018 Food Waste CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen On 30th – 31st August, Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan attended the “Better Food for More People” World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual event, organised by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, aims to push forward the agenda on sustainable development within production and consumption of food and healthy lives in […]
Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report Press Release 30 Nov 2021 Corporate Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today underlined its dedication to transparent reporting by launching its first Annual Report. The report reviews commitments, activities, and accomplishments of 400 CGF members over the last 12 months and highlights business leadership on sustainability.  It follows COP26 climate talks and the CGF’s announcement as a UN Race to […]
Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet Blog 16 Oct 2021 Environmental Sustainability Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet More than three billion people around the world cannot afford a healthy diet. Meanwhile the global food production system is contributing over 25% of the planet’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Today marks World Food Day, a moment to generate awareness and action on responsible food production and consumption within the global agri-food system to create better […]
The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago News Update 19 Jun 2019 Food Waste The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago On May 20th – 21st, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Environmental Sustainability team held a Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago, the first of its kind in North America. Discussions during the workshop centered around measurement strategies, as well as challenges encountered by both retailers and manufacturers in the context of the North American […]
The Year Ahead for CGF China Blog 12 Apr 2021 Corporate The Year Ahead for CGF China In the Chinese Zodiac, the new year that started on 12th February is the Year of the Ox. The many qualities of the ox are believed to influence the year’s outcome: a symbol of hard work, positivity and honesty, the ox can bring long-awaited success and prosperity to 2021.    The Consumer Goods Forum’s team […]
New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Blog 22 Feb 2021 Corporate New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Madelaine VanDerHeyden sat down with the CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, to reflect on his first eight months at the CGF, key highlights from the past year, and what the new year will hold. Madelaine: Can you provide some highlights from your first eight or so months at the CGF? Wai-Chan: It has been great […]
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 […]
Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action News Update 12 Aug 2021 Environmental Sustainability Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action The Consumer Goods Forum has published an open letter to its members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan in response to the recent IPCC report and need for urgent action. Dear Members, You will have seen earlier this week that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the UN body responsible for climate science – […]
Our MD’s Reflections:  A Journey Towards Serving You Better Blog 19 Dec 2014 Our MD’s Reflections: A Journey Towards Serving You Better   As an example, hopefully you will by now have had the chance to have a look at our new website. Many people have said they find it much simpler and easier to access than our previous (multiple) websites. It continues to evolve, week by week. Importantly, we have brought everything together under one roof […]
The Values of Values: Walking the Talk (Taking Action) Blog 24 Apr 2020 Corporate The Values of Values: Walking the Talk (Taking Action) This is the second of three articles in our series about ‘the value of values’. Last week we defined what values are and how they’re used. Today, we’ll begin to ‘walk the talk’ – exploring how to identify your unique values and committing to them with action. The final article will capture the multiple levels […]