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Three Ways Business Leaders Can Advance Human Rights Blog 21 Aug 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Three Ways Business Leaders Can Advance Human Rights I was inspired when I attended The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit with other FMCG leaders in Singapore in June. I saw how determined these leaders are to advance human rights. As business leaders, we know that the actions we take today help determine whether or not the world will be a better place tomorrow. […]
CGF Featured in The Coca-Cola Company’s First Stand-Alone Human Rights Report News Update 10 Oct 2017 Social Sustainability CGF Featured in The Coca-Cola Company’s First Stand-Alone Human Rights Report This week, The Coca-Cola Company released its first stand-alone Human Rights Report, sharing how the company identified and addressed its human rights risks, including references to the CGF’s work on forced labour. The report, which marks a bold step in the right direction for the company aligns with the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles Framework and complements The […]
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 […]
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.  […]
CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement News Update 06 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement On 6th November, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined an event with French association, Entreprises pour les droits de l’homme, to commence discussions with French-operating companies around engaging with human rights and forced labour risks within the companies’ operations. With increasing regulatory demands in France and the European Union around human […]
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 […]
Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day News Update 10 Dec 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day Forced labour continues to affect people in every corner of the world, and reaches far and wide into our daily consumption. According to statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are now around 40 million victims of modern slavery of which 25 million are in situations of forced labour. Of the 25 million, 16 […]
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 Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour News Update 09 Feb 2021 Environmental Sustainability CGF Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour Next month, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, will be speaking at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit 2021. The CGF is a proud association partner of this year’s event, which will this year take the format of a virtual week from 1st to 5th March. The event brings […]
RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights On 27th November, CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret co-hosted a panel session, entitled “Addressing ‘modern slavery’ in supply chains – Company responses” at the United Nation’s Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants […]
E2E Value Chain Podcast: Data and Visibility of Labour and Human Rights Risk Podcast 23 Apr 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: Data and Visibility of Labour and Human Rights Risk More and more, consumers want the brands they buy from to reflect their own values, treat workers fairly, protect the environment, and employ honest business practices. Technology plays an increasingly critical role in this regard as the gathering, transformation and loading of specific data is key. In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast […]
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 […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals News Update 05 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals In order to include the input of as many stakeholders as possible in its consultation, the CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour has extended the deadline for its stakeholder consultation on its two strategies. These strategies are focused on creating frameworks for implementing forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems […]
Driving Industry Progress on Human Rights Podcast 01 Apr 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Driving Industry Progress on Human Rights Season 2 of the Sustainability Podcast continues with guest Brent Wilton, Director of Global Workplace Rights at The Coca-Cola Company. Brent, the newly appointed manufacturer co-chair of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition, talks about the industry’s journey towards the creation of the coalition, the impact of collective action on combatting forced labour, and the pathway […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour: Stakeholder Consultation Webinar Video 22 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour: Stakeholder Consultation Webinar To support its stakeholders in their review of the CGF HRC’s forced labour-focused strategic frameworks — its Palm Oil Roadmap and framework for Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in members’ Own Operations — the CGF Social Sustainability Team hosted a webinar for stakeholders to introduce the documents and answer questions for stakeholders. Feedback from […]
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 […]