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Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour Press Release 06 Dec 2016 Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour Global CEOs on the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum continue their efforts in tackling forced labour by adopting and calling for action on “Priority Industry Principles”: Every worker should have freedom of movement, no worker should pay for a job, no worker should be indebted or coerced to work PARIS, 6th December 2016 – The consumer […]
Fighting Forced Labour – A Rallying Call from the Consumer Goods Industry Press Release 14 Jan 2016 Fighting Forced Labour – A Rallying Call from the Consumer Goods Industry The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Calls for an Ambitious Action Plan and Need for Global Collaboration   PARIS, 14th January 2016 — The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced an ambitious, new resolution to fight forced labour issues throughout global supply chains, launching a rallying call to the industry. CGF […]
Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action Press Release 10 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action Twenty of the world’s leading consumer goods companies take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their supply chains In line with international agreements, Coalition members have developed a framework for deploying forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence systems in their operations to identify, remedy and prevent forced labour risks and impacts […]
News Update 02 Nov 2016 Forced Labour Eradication Key Topic at 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 […]
The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver News Update 25 Jun 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver On June 11th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the B Team held a special event on forced labour, entitled “Business Leaders and Governments Working to Eradicate Forced Labour”, ahead of the CGF’s flagship event, the Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada. The high-level event brought together an impressive lineup of business leaders, senior government representatives […]
CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector Press Release 21 Jan 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector PARIS, 21 January 2021 —  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitment to tackling environmental and social issues associated with palm oil production and supply.  […]
Adding our Voice to the Global Call to End Forced Labour Blog 28 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Adding our Voice to the Global Call to End Forced Labour Think for just a moment about the challenges facing global agriculture and our food system over the coming decades, and you’ll realize—we have a lot of work to do. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization puts it like this: “(global agriculture) has to produce more food and fibre to feed a growing population, with a […]
CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore News Update 28 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business, alongside key partners, teamed up to host the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment & Employment on 11th and 12th June in Singapore. This important event provided an opportunity to explore successes and barriers to eliminating worker-paid fees, that often lead to […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for  Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour News Update 05 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Issues Call for Proposals for Collaborative Efforts to Combat Forced Labour To assist its member companies in implementing its dynamic strategy to eradicate forced labour from their own operations, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has issued a call for proposals to experts and service providers in order to collaboratively develop field-level programmes that will aide transforming the […]
CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis Press Release 19 Jan 2017 CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis The Consumer Goods Forum key contributor to event that brought together leaders in business, international institutions, academia, faiths, the media and civil society Roundtable had strong endorsement from the Vatican, including an audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis PARIS, 19th January 2017 – On 13th and 14th January, Peter Freedman, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment Press Release 12 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment PARIS and SINGAPORE, 12th June 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labour. Issued during the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment, the call to action was made alongside the International Labour […]
News Update 02 Apr 2017 Didier Bergeret to Speak at Innovation Forum Event on How Businesses Can Tackle Modern Slavery and Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum was pleased to participate in the Innovation Forum’s upcoming ‘How business can tackle modern slavery and forced labour’ conference, held on 25th and 26th April 2017 in London.  The multi-stakeholder event brought together leaders from business, government and civil society, to provide a space for focused and nuanced discussion on how […]
Consumer Goods Industry Shares Best Practices on How to Eradicate Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains Press Release 30 May 2017 Consumer Goods Industry Shares Best Practices on How to Eradicate Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Share Real Stories on Business Actions Against Forced Labour in New Case Studies Booklet PARIS, 20th June 2017 – With 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are actively promoting responsible business actions to help eradicate forced labour in […]
Eradicating Forced Labour – Consumer Goods Industry Takes Significant Step Forward Blog 07 Sep 2016 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Eradicating Forced Labour – Consumer Goods Industry Takes Significant Step Forward Modern slavery is an evil that persists despite twelve international conventions and over three hundred international treaties banning it. It is a crime that causes suffering to thousands in the UK and millions around the world, and it is fast becoming a thriving business impacting us all. With its Resolution on Forced Labour, The Consumer Goods […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) 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 (HRC) 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 […]
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 […]