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Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Press Release 06 Nov 2021 Forest Positive Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Forest Positive Coalition of Action aligns on landscape engagement ambition to help stop deforestation and advance forest positive strategy The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action launches first phase in strategy to transform areas equivalent to the size of Coalition’s combined production-base footprint to forest positive by 2030 Coalition and its 20 members […]
Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Beef Commodity Roadmap and Guidance for Forest Positive Meatpackers in Brazil Press Release 17 Feb 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Beef Commodity Roadmap and Guidance for Forest Positive Meatpackers in Brazil PARIS, 17th February 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has published the first version of its Beef Roadmap, a foundational document for Coalition members to guide their efforts in promoting a forest positive future in the beef supply chains. After the Coalition launched its Beef Commodity Working Group in […]
World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report Press Release 22 Sep 2022 Forest Positive World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, an initiative of 21 consumer goods companies, shares progress on removing commodity-driven deforestation from supply chains With increase in disclosure rates on performance metrics introduced in 2021, Coalition members are now collectively reporting on 62% of a complete set of Key Performance Indicators, demonstrating progress to […]
Forest Positive Coalition Launches First Guidance Documents for Forest Positive Soy and Palm Oil Suppliers News Update 09 Dec 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Launches First Guidance Documents for Forest Positive Soy and Palm Oil Suppliers The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition has today released two documents that can aid companies in their efforts to become forest positive businesses. The “Guidance for Forest Positive Soy Suppliers and Traders” is a document detailing how soy suppliers and traders can adopt and implement deforestation- and conversion-free commitments across their entire soy […]
Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes for Corporate Investment in Production Landscapes in Latest Report Press Release 16 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes for Corporate Investment in Production Landscapes in Latest Report PARIS, 17th November 2022 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has today published a new report advocating for corporate investment in production landscapes worldwide to combat commodity-driven deforestation, forest conversion, and degradation whilst promoting inclusion and improving the livelihoods of local communities. Entitled “Collective Action and Investment in Landscape Initiatives: […]
Why Forest Positive Must Mean “People Positive” Blog 26 Mar 2021 Forest Positive Why Forest Positive Must Mean “People Positive” Every year, 21st March marks the International Day of Forests, a day created to celebrate and raise awareness on the important role forests play in our planet’s wellbeing, the examples of which are endless. But forests are also important for human wellbeing, providing homes and livelihoods for millions of people: a 2020 study found that […]
Forest Positive Coalition Joins Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2022 News Update 27 Jun 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Joins Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2022 On 22nd June 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was represented at the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum in a session entitled “From Reducing Risks to Forest Positive Transformation: Protecting Forests in Commodity-producing Regions.” The session was facilitated by the Coalition’s strategic and technical partner, the Tropical Forest Alliance, and the Coalition was […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Advances on Commitment from Businesses to Publicly Report Against New Deforestation Performance Metrics Press Release 22 Sep 2021 Forest Positive The Consumer Goods Forum Advances on Commitment from Businesses to Publicly Report Against New Deforestation Performance Metrics The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action – led by Alexandre Bompard, CEO, Carrefour, and Grant F. Reid, CEO, Mars, Incorporated – today demonstrates critical progress on its commitment to publicly report against new performance metrics to end commodity-driven deforestation, in a major push to increase collective transparency To help achieve a forest […]
New Publication from CGF Forest Positive Coalition Illustrates Consumer Goods Companies’ Collective Strategy for Driving End to Commodity-Driven Deforestation Press Release 31 Mar 2021 Forest Positive New Publication from CGF Forest Positive Coalition Illustrates Consumer Goods Companies’ Collective Strategy for Driving End to Commodity-Driven Deforestation PARIS, 31 March 2021 — Six months after being officially launched at New York Climate Week, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has published its first-ever report,  “Taking Root: Embarking on the Forest Positive Journey,” which offers a comprehensive illustration of the Coalition’s strategy to lead cross-sector efforts in ending commodity-driven […]
New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains Press Release 22 Sep 2020 Forest Positive New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains PARIS, 22nd September 2020 – Today, as part of Climate Week 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) officially launches the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, including 17 global consumer goods brands, retailers and manufacturers that will work together and use their collective voice to accelerate systemic efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from […]
UK Government Recognises Impact of CGF Forest Positive Coalition News Update 25 Jan 2021 Forest Positive UK Government Recognises Impact of CGF Forest Positive Coalition The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was very pleased to have been recently recognised by the UK Government as a source for positive change to help stop commodity-driven deforestation. In a written response to the recommendations from the Global Resource Initiative (GRI), the UK Government referenced the CGF and its Forest Positive Coalition […]
A Positive Journey: Collaboration and Participation in Creating Forest Positive Roadmaps Blog 26 Nov 2020 Forest Positive A Positive Journey: Collaboration and Participation in Creating Forest Positive Roadmaps The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition brings together 18 companies, retailers and manufacturers, all committed to accelerate progress and transformation towards a forest positive future. At Proforest, we’ve been pleased to be part of this journey, supporting Coalition members in the development of the Coalition’s Commodity Roadmaps, and the strategic frameworks that outline […]
How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector Blog 17 Dec 2020 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector A Roadmap to a Forest Positive Future Achieving a forest positive future: that is the goal set by the 18 member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition as they work to transform the supply of three commodities — palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging — driven by a […]
How Collective Action Can Transform Landscapes To Forest Positive Blog 22 Apr 2022 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Transform Landscapes To Forest Positive As the world marks Earth Day, the Forest Positive Coalition and IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative, share five elements of success for landscape-level programmes working to restore and protect forests.  Forests are disappearing at a terrifying rate, and we must all step up our efforts to combat this urgent global issue and avert a catastrophic climate disaster. However, while most climate discussions focus on reducing […]
Forest Positive Coalition Participates in Pre-COP26 Discussion with FACT Dialogue News Update 26 Oct 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Participates in Pre-COP26 Discussion with FACT Dialogue On 7th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was pleased to join representatives from the United Kingdom and Ghanian governments for a discussion focused on the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue ahead of the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will be held in early November in […]
Transparency is the Foundation for a Forest Positive Future, says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 27 Jun 2022 Forest Positive Transparency is the Foundation for a Forest Positive Future, says CGF Sustainability Director In a recent article published by edie, The Consumer Goods Forum Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, has emphasized the importance of transparency and traceability in the fight against commodity-driven deforestation, forest degradation and conversion. Entitled “Transparency is the foundation of a forest-positive future,” the article focuses on the need for businesses to hold themselves accountable […]