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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 […]
SSCI Insights with Sonia Cordera, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative | Driving Alignment with SSCI Video 18 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Insights with Sonia Cordera, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative | Driving Alignment with SSCI
Sustainable Juice Covenant Adopts SSCI Criteria as Benchmarking Reference News Update 10 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Juice Covenant 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 […]
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 […]
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 Hosts Final Day of Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 04 Oct 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Hosts Final Day of Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe On 29th September 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition hosted the third and final day of the Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joined the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm […]
SSCI Opens New Social Benchmark Scopes in Virtual Launch Event News Update 02 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Opens New Social Benchmark Scopes in Virtual Launch Event On 27th May 2021, the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), a Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), hosted a webinar to launch its new benchmark scopes, Primary Production and At-Sea Operations. With the development of Social and Scheme Management Criteria for each sectoral scope and their publication in early May, the SSCI […]
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 Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors Press Release 10 May 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors PARIS, 10th May 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today opened its social benchmark to the fishing, agriculture and land-based aquaculture sectors with the launch of benchmark requirements for its new At-Sea Operations and Primary Production scopes. The benchmark requirements, which include Social and Scheme Management Criteria, have […]
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 […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 24 Aug 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition (FPC) is proud to sponsor this year’s annual Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe, to be held virtually from 27th to 29th September. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joins 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 […]
FSI, SIFAV, and SJC Commit to Solely Accept SSCI-Recognised Social Standards Starting in 2023 News Update 18 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative FSI, SIFAV, and SJC Commit to Solely Accept SSCI-Recognised Social Standards Starting in 2023 In December 2021, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI), the Sustainability Initiative Fruits and Vegetables (SIFAV) and the Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC), with support from IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, announced that starting in 2023, the three initiatives and their respective members will solely accept audits and verifications from third-party social sustainability standards that have been […]
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 […]
Leveraging Workforce Nutrition for Better Health across the Global Value Chain: Unilever’s Experience Blog 31 Aug 2021 Health & Wellness Leveraging Workforce Nutrition for Better Health across the Global Value Chain: Unilever’s Experience With the UN Food Systems Summit fast approaching and with my colleague Anjalli Ravi Kumar having spoken at the recent UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit, I thought it was a perfect time for me, as CMO of a global business, to reflect on what we have been doing at Unilever to support such initiatives. One […]