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CGF Sustainability Director Joins Ksapa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office for Legally Binding HRDD Webinar News Update 04 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins Ksapa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office for Legally Binding HRDD Webinar On 27th April 2021, CGF Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, joined a virtual roundtable hosted by Ksapa, The session, entitled “Human Rights Due Diligence: Legally-Binding Instruments to Date,” was part of a series of webinars about human rights hosted by Ksapa. Bergeret was joined by Lene Wendland, Chief of Business & Human Rights Branch in the […]
Human Rights Due Diligence: Tesco’s Journey Blog 24 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Due Diligence: Tesco’s Journey Tesco is a proud member of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), which shares our ambition to eradicate forced labour from consumer goods supply chains and own operations globally. We are pleased that the Coalition has now released its first strategic document: the HRC Maturity Journey Framework […]
Human Rights Lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez Joins CGF Sustainability Team News Update 05 Jul 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez Joins CGF Sustainability Team The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to welcome human rights lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez to the sustainability team as Senior Manager of the Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC). Originally from Colombia, Maria Isabel is admitted to the bar both in Colombia and France, and brings a rich background […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series News Update 15 Feb 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series In February 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) launched a new virtual training series to help raise awareness of the importance of deploying Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in HRC members’ own operations. HRDD is the process organisations should carry out to identify, prevent, […]
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 […]
Paul Lalli, The Coca-Cola Company, Appointed Manufacturer Co-Chair of CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour News Update 19 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Paul Lalli, The Coca-Cola Company, Appointed Manufacturer Co-Chair of CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce that Paul Lalli, Global VP, Human Rights, at The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) has been appointed Manufacturer Co-chair of the CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC). Paul takes on the role that was previously held by Brent Wilton, his predecessor at TCCC. […]
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. […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Press Release 23 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) launches 5-year project between coalition of retailer and manufacturer members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Projects focus on eradicating forced labour from companies’ own operations and companies’ palm oil supply chains in Malaysia, and on creating enabling […]
CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing News Update 06 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today offered its support of a new tool to support Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) from a collective of United Nations agencies that focuses on protecting seafarers stranded on ships due to new COVID-19 variants and government-imposed travel restrictions. The framework, entitled “Maritime Human Rights Risks and the Covid-19 […]
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 […]
2021: A Progressive Year for Human Rights Blog 13 Dec 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour 2021: A Progressive Year for Human Rights As we close the year by marking the annual International Human Rights Day, it is helpful to reflect on the past year to understand where we have come in our fight against forced labour, and to look forward to see where we still need to advance. With an estimated 25 million people trapped in cases […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean News Update 05 Nov 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean On 6th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, joined a panel discussion at the 6th annual Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean. Didier spoke in his capacity as director of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) […]
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 […]
Coalition of Global Consumer Goods Companies Launches Framework for the Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Aligned Approach Against Forced Labour Press Release 15 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Coalition of Global Consumer Goods Companies Launches Framework for the Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Aligned Approach Against Forced Labour Twenty-two consumer goods brands and retailers commit to implement Framework in their own operations by 2025 as part of participation in Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Framework lays out maturity journey for implementing six-step human rights due diligence systems to identify, address and prevent […]
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 […]