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CGF Social Sustainability Initiative Serves on Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network News Update 28 Feb 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Social Sustainability Initiative Serves on Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network On 6th February, CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret attended the US Consultation as part of his role on the Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking. During the morning session facilitated by Didier, participants expressed their expectations about the Business Network, which could allow access to the […]
Guy Ryder, Director General of the ILO Interviewed at the Global Summit News Update 22 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability Guy Ryder, Director General of the ILO Interviewed at the Global Summit On 13th June, Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), closed the first day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Summit with a session entitled “The Future of Work: People & Technology”. Ryder spoke about the fast, profound, and global transformation of employment by technology, and the ramifications for our institutions […]
Didier Bergeret Speaks at ILO Workshop on Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Textile Industry News Update 18 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability Didier Bergeret Speaks at ILO Workshop on Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Textile Industry On 20th November, Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret spoke at a workshop in Brussels, set up to present the project “Clear Cotton” which aims to eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile, and garments value chains. The project is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) […]
Full Interview: The Consumer Goods Forum Talks to Guy Ryder, ILO Video 22 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability Full Interview: The Consumer Goods Forum Talks to Guy Ryder, ILO
The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology Press Release 15 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology SINGAPORE, 15th June 2018 – ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has urged global business leaders to work together with the United Nations to build a future of work that is equitable and harnesses technology to enhance people’s lives, especially those who are trapped in forced labour. Speaking to over a 1,000 CEOs at The Consumer Goods […]
Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses Blog 16 Dec 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses As we see out the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, one thing is clear: it’s time to step up action. Child labour has worsened. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, there are now 160 million children in child labour – 8.6 million more children than in 2016. In […]
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 […]
News Update 23 Jun 2017 CGF Co-Hosts Berlin Event “Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains” Over 120 experts came together to explore avenues of collaboration and partnerships in support of the eradication of forced labour. This event, titled Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains, recognised the need for cross sectoral collaborations and collective action if the issue of forced labour is to be resolved. The conference was co-hosted by The […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires News Update 13 Dec 2017 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires   The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to participate in the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour organised by the Argentinian Government alongside the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret was invited to speak on a panel entitled “Supply Chains: Getting on top of complexity”, […]
The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver News Update 25 Jun 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver On June 11th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the B Team held a special event on forced labour, entitled “Business Leaders and Governments Working to Eradicate Forced Labour”, ahead of the CGF’s flagship event, the Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada. The high-level event brought together an impressive lineup of business leaders, senior government representatives […]
CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore News Update 28 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business, alongside key partners, teamed up to host the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment & Employment on 11th and 12th June in Singapore. This important event provided an opportunity to explore successes and barriers to eliminating worker-paid fees, that often lead to […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issues Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing Press Release 24 Sep 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issues Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing PARIS, 24th September 2020 — Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors have published a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres. The letter calls on Mr Guterres to encourage governments to take immediate action to ensure consumer goods companies can continue to serve their customers with the essential goods […]
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 Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen, Norway News Update 29 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen, Norway CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret spoke at the 13th North Atlantic Seafood Forum, held in Bergen, Norway, which took place on March 6th – 8th. The conference welcomed 960 delegates from 35 countries, (all 5 continents), and around 300 companies. Didier took part in a panel discussion on sustainability in the seafood industry which […]
Social Sustainability Director to Speak at IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour News Update 07 Nov 2017 Social Sustainability Social Sustainability Director to Speak at IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday 14th – 16th November. CGF’s Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, has been invited to speak at the event organised by the Government of Argentina in partnership with the International Labour Organization […]
Didier Bergeret Attends Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs in Geneva News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability Didier Bergeret Attends Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs in Geneva On November 14th – 16th, Didier Bergeret, Social Sustainability Director attended the International Labour Organization’s “Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs”, as an observer within the Employers Group. The ILO Governing Body at its 331st Session agreed to convene a three-day meeting with the objective to review and amend the […]