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The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands News Update 02 Jan 2019 Environmental Sustainability The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands On November 10th, the CGF’s Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Manager Sonja Schmid attended IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative)’s 10th Anniversary Conference in the Netherlands. IDH was established in 2008 to bring businesses, governments and non-profit institutions together in public-private coalitions that develop new business models and financing structures for […]
Environmental Sustainability Director Participates in IDH Landscapes Forum News Update 10 Feb 2017 Environmental Sustainability Environmental Sustainability Director Participates in IDH Landscapes Forum CGF Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan, recently participated in IDH’s Landscapes Forum on 7th and 8th February in Amsterdam. The meeting focused on innovations and good practices to optimise commodity production while conserving forests and ensuring social inclusion – so called “Production, Protection and Inclusion” (PPI) arrangements. This special, invitation-only event brought together a variety of pertinent […]
Implementing and Scaling up the CGF Zero Net Deforestation Commitment Blog 12 Apr 2017 Forest Positive Implementing and Scaling up the CGF Zero Net Deforestation Commitment Business awareness of deforestation-related challenges has dramatically increased over the past years, as demonstrated by the growing number of business commitments to reducing deforestation impacts in their commodity supply chains. A recent report by Supply Change highlights that the number of companies that made deforestation related commitments grew by 22% in 2016 alone, with a total of […]
Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC) Adopts SSCI Criteria as Benchmarking Reference News Update 10 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC) Adopts SSCI Criteria as Benchmarking Reference The Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC) from the IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative has adopted the SSCI benchmark criteria as its benchmarking reference for manufacturing and processing aspects of the juice industry. Launched in 2017 by IDH, the SJC is a platform of sector leaders committed to the target of 100% sustainable sourcing by 2030. The […]
International Day of Forests Blog 21 Mar 2019 Forest Positive International Day of Forests Today is the International Day of Forests, a day to honor and enjoy forests. Most days we rush without paying too much attention past the forests in our lives, those growing alongside our farm fields and homes, the road to work, and those thousands of kilometers away impacted by our daily choices from the food […]
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 […]
Press Release 15 Jul 2013 Environmental Sustainability First TFA 2020 Workshop Catalyzes Action to Reduce Global Tropical Deforestation Workshop outputs also identified the need to address issues of land rights and resolve land conflicts   JAKARTA, 15th July 2013 – During the first meeting of the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020, a public-private partnership established by the U.S. Government and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), held in Jakarta, June 27-28, the industry’s leading […]
CGF Environmental Director to Speak at Round Table on Responsible Soy Conference News Update 11 May 2017 CGF Environmental Director to Speak at Round Table on Responsible Soy Conference CGF Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan, will be speaking at this year’s Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) Annual Conference. The conference, titled RT12 as it is in its 12th edition, takes place on 31st May and 1st June in Lille, France. RT12 is a participatory conference which aims to encourage participants to play an […]
Press Release 28 Aug 2013 Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Launches New Website   PARIS, 28th August 2013 – The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020), a public-private partnership with the goal of reducing the tropical deforestation associated with key global commodities, such as soy, beef, palm oil, and pulp and paper, today announced a new online home for all the latest news and information about TFA 2020 […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria PARIS, 1 July 2020 – Marking a significant milestone in a two-year partnership, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) are pleased to launch a public consultation on their jointly developed social compliance criteria under the At-Sea Operations scope of the SSCI benchmark. The criteria, […]
Building Trust in Sustainability Standards Worldwide Blog 06 Dec 2018 Environmental Sustainability Building Trust in Sustainability Standards Worldwide The public consultation for The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) closed on 23rd September and we have announced the launch of the first scope, for processing facilities, at the recent Sustainable Retail Summit in Lisbon. It’s hard to believe that it was just this April when we first announced the creation of […]
Press Release 22 Jul 2019 Health & Wellness The CGF and GAIN Join Forces on Employee Health Move Part of CGF’s Global Health Agenda and Its Collaborations for Healthier Lives Initiative   GENEVA and PARIS, 17th July 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have joined forces to drive the conversation on health and nutrition in the workplace. On July 3rd and 4th, the CGF and GAIN held a […]
SSCI Concludes At-Sea Operations Public Consultation News Update 24 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Concludes At-Sea Operations Public Consultation The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has concluded its 60-day public consultation on the At-Sea Operations benchmark criteria. The criteria were jointly developed between the SSCI and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) in partnership with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) as part of an ongoing collaboration to create a social […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Launches Public Consultation on Primary Production Scope Press Release 29 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Launches Public Consultation on Primary Production Scope PARIS, 29 September 2020 – Taking the next step towards building trust in sustainability standards worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has launched a public consultation on the criteria for its Primary Production scope of its benchmark. The criteria, developed by industry leaders, experts and stakeholders, covers social and scheme […]