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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Aiming for the Food Waste Breakthrough Blog 29 Sep 2021 Food Waste Aiming for the Food Waste Breakthrough Twice as high as estimated – the news that WWF broke in August 2021 on the amount of global food loss and waste weren’t exactly what was needed on top of the climate crisis, extreme weather events and its severe consequences as well as the worrying Covid-variants. A new report found that with 1,2 billion additional […]
Three Ways CGF Members Can Partner with Food Banks on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste and Every Day Blog 28 Sep 2021 Food Waste Three Ways CGF Members Can Partner with Food Banks on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste and Every Day Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the world faced a monumental challenge: a staggering 650 million people faced hunger. The global crisis has only exacerbated this problem, pushing an additional 118 million people into hunger. At the same time, nearly a third of the world’s food is lost or wasted at the post-harvest, retail, and consumer levels, […]
New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste Press Release 07 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste   Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders in food waste reduction including The Consumer Goods Forum Managing Director Peter Freedman, have just released a new report. Latest study shows that companies, consumers and governments can save billions of dollars by acting to cut food loss and waste   PARIS, 7th March, 2017 – One-third of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success Blog 02 Nov 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]