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On World Health Day, CGF Health & Wellness Co-Chairs Talk About Healthier Communities Blog 09 Apr 2018 Health & Wellness On World Health Day, CGF Health & Wellness Co-Chairs Talk About Healthier Communities Every year on 7th April, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates its anniversary by organising World Health Days. The WHO works in over 150 countries to achieve their goal of building a better, healthier future for people all over the world. This year’s ‘World Health Day’ topic is ‘Universal health coverage, everyone, everywhere’, because everyone […]
McCormick Joins the Global Team Driving Health & Wellness at the CGF Blog 11 Dec 2018 Health & Wellness McCormick Joins the Global Team Driving Health & Wellness at the CGF  The Consumer Goods Forum Health & Wellness Steering Committee has welcomed new members in recent months. The role of the Committee is to provide strategic direction and to oversee the daily management of our Health & Wellness activities.   We spoke to Jeremy Shute, VP Corporate Strategy at McCormick, to understand his motivation to join […]
New Report Shows More FMCG Companies Partnering with Communities to Address Local Health and Wellness Challenges Press Release 27 Feb 2018 Health & Wellness New Report Shows More FMCG Companies Partnering with Communities to Address Local Health and Wellness Challenges The Consumer Goods Forum reveals more companies are engaging with communities on health; 85% of consumer goods companies say they have formed partnerships with community stakeholders; 58% have participated in food bank programmes, distributing 180 million meals and donating over 77,400 tonnes of food; Over 1.6 million employees participated in health and wellness programmes.   […]
Employees, Consumers and Communities are the focus of Health & Wellness Programmes, According to Our New Health & Wellness Report Blog 27 Mar 2018 Health & Wellness Employees, Consumers and Communities are the focus of Health & Wellness Programmes, According to Our New Health & Wellness Report We recently published our latest edition of the Health & Wellness Progress Report*, demonstrating a further shift on how our members are working together to show industry leadership, address changing consumer demands and empowering consumers to adopt healthier lifestyles. It is important for us to continue this effort year on year to understand where we […]
The Employee Health & Wellness Commitment – It’s Time to Get Involved News Update 08 Aug 2016 The Employee Health & Wellness Commitment – It’s Time to Get Involved Our Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh recently sent a letter to members calling for participation in our Employee Health & Wellness Commitment. The letter highlights a number of great resources that are available to companies looking for inspiration and ideas, as well as for contribution to our upcoming case studies booklet.   Dear Members, […]
Mindful Eating or Eating for Your Mind? Blog 10 Oct 2020 Health & Wellness Mindful Eating or Eating for Your Mind? Diet and mental health at the workplace in a Covid-19 era   In a pre-Covid-19 world, depression and anxiety were estimated to cost the global economy more than US $ 1 trillion per year1 in lost productivity. From recent discussions with companies on workplace wellbeing we notice a recurring theme: if mental health was emerging […]
Health & Wellness External Scientific Advisory Council Members Share Thoughts and Expectations  (Part 2) Blog 19 Jun 2015 Health & Wellness External Scientific Advisory Council Members Share Thoughts and Expectations (Part 2)   Read Part 1 via our corporate blog.   In Part 2, we’ll also be hearing from Council Members Pierre Chandon, PhD, James O. Hill, PhD, Stephan Jacob, PhD, and Ellen E. Wartella, PhD.   —  How do you think members of the CGF can have a positive impact on the global health and wellness […]
Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities Blog 04 Apr 2019 Health & Wellness Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities Health is not just for healthcare companies: All businesses have an important role to play in community health. In the United States, close to 80 percent of one’s health is determined by where you live and work. Leading companies both invest in employee health and well-being and go beyond their four walls to make an […]
Marcus Osborne on Accelerating Health & Wellness Globally Blog 15 Nov 2019 Health & Wellness Marcus Osborne on Accelerating Health & Wellness Globally The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is delighted to welcome Marcus Osborne as the newest retailer Co-Chair of the Health & Wellness Pillar. Currently serving as Vice President Walmart Health, Marcus’ role is focused on furthering Walmart’s stated goal of improving the US healthcare industry by increasing access to affordable healthcare services solutions to all Americans. […]
What’s on our Plates in 2018? – Three Actionable Trends in Well-being Blog 16 Jan 2018 Health & Wellness What’s on our Plates in 2018? – Three Actionable Trends in Well-being Happy 2018! As one year ends and another year begins, it’s helpful (and fun!) to reflect upon events that that impacted our work and the people around us, and look to the future to see what is to come. As an active member of the CGF’s Health & Wellness Steering Committee, through my work with […]
New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated Press Release 08 Mar 2017 New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated The Consumer Goods Forum Survey Shows How Its Members are Working Collaboratively in Communities to Help Inspire Healthier Lives PARIS, 9th March 2017 – New data from The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) shows more than 180,000 consumer goods products have been reformulated in 2016, while over 30,000 communities worldwide have been involved in industry-led programmes […]
Product Reformulation Numbers Take Centre Stage in Latest Health & Wellness Progress Report Blog 30 Mar 2017 Product Reformulation Numbers Take Centre Stage in Latest Health & Wellness Progress Report We recently published our latest edition of the Health & Wellness Progress Report that outlines how CGF members are moving towards implementation of our Resolutions and Commitments. For example, the data covered in our 2016-member survey shows that: 180,000 products have been reformulated, with 75% of responding members confirming they have reformulated products. For food and beverage companies, […]
Press Release 05 Mar 2015 Survey Shows Retailers and Manufacturers United in Commitment to a Healthier Society The Consumer Goods Forum Shows How Its Members are Helping Empower Consumers Worldwide to Adopt Healthier Lifestyles PARIS, 5th March 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the “CGF”) today published results from its 2014 survey designed to measure where its members are with regards to the implementation of its Health & Wellness Resolutions (“the Resolutions”). The […]
How We Are Collaborating to Positively Impact Customers and Vulnerable Communities in Chicago Through New CHL USA Initiative Blog 09 Jun 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives How We Are Collaborating to Positively Impact Customers and Vulnerable Communities in Chicago Through New CHL USA Initiative For more than a decade, The Consumer Good’s Forum (CGF)’s work on health and wellbeing has been driven by a desire to provide consumers with products, solutions, services, and transparent understandable information that empower them to make decisions for a healthy and sustainable diet and healthy life. As part of this ambition, and since the […]
The Health and Wellness Revolution Has Begun Blog 22 Oct 2018 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Health and Wellness Revolution Has Begun Each time you eat and drink, you vote for the world you want to live in and your purchasing choices make also a statement to businesses about the way you want to live your life. And these changes in consumer behaviour are fuelling a health and wellness revolution across the globe.   More than ever […]
The CGF Health & Wellness Initiative Encourages Positive Change at ChangeNOW Summit News Update 07 Feb 2020 Health & Wellness The CGF Health & Wellness Initiative Encourages Positive Change at ChangeNOW Summit The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) took part in the INSEAD Business and Society Forum on Health at the ChangeNOW Summit on 31st January at Grand Palais, Paris. ChangeNOW is an event focused on tackling today’s most urgent social and environmental challenges, and served as a valuable opportunity to engage in discussions about adopting and scaling […]