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International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea Blog 30 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea The Day of the Seafarer may not be a day that is at the forefront of public consciousness, but it should be. The coronavirus has devastated lives on a global scale and perhaps irreparably shifted our understanding of our health and freedom. However, whilst some parts of the globe are attempting to regain some sense […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap Press Release 24 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap BERLIN, 24th October 2019 – After a successful day of critical insights, best practice sharing and rich discussions, day one of the 4th Sustainable Retail Summit has come to an end. Close to 300 industry experts convened at the Hilton Hotel in the German capital for the first of two days expected to sort fact […]
Press Release 19 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Two Roundup The retail store of the future and strategies for growth dominate agenda on second day of the Summit   PARIS, Thursday 19th June 2014 – After another day of industry-leading presentations the second day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit has come to an end. Today’s focus has been around the future of the […]
Giving a Voice to Those with None – My Story and the Fight Against Modern Day Slavery Blog 27 Jul 2017 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Giving a Voice to Those with None – My Story and the Fight Against Modern Day Slavery     Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO) states forced labour in the private economy generates US $150 billion in illegal profits per year, making it the world’s most profitable crime. There are almost 19 million victims globally who are exploited by modern slavery so today I’m here to tell you my story.    My name is […]
Press Release 11 Sep 2013 First GFSI South Africa Focus Day Opens in Johannesburg   JOHANNESBURG, 11th September 2013 – 250 food safety executives from South Africa and surrounding countries gathered today in Johannesburg for the region’s first ever GFSI Focus Day. With the support of The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), this one-day event served as a platform for the launch of the Global Markets Capacity […]
GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 2: Celebrations and Solutions Press Release 27 Feb 2019 Food Safety GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 2: Celebrations and Solutions NICE, France, 27th February 2019 — While Nice reverberates with the activity of its famous Carnaval, the Acropolis buzzes with a different kind of festivity: the second day of the GFSI Conference. Always the busiest day of the event, Wednesday’s schedule included over a dozen topics and an awards ceremony and closed with the most anticipated social […]
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Press Release 06 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Key Points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organisations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste  An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day Two Recap Press Release 25 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day Two Recap BERLIN, 25th October 2019 – The 4th edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit has officially come to a close in Berlin. Close to 300 industry experts convened at the Hilton Hotel in the German capital for the second day of thought-provoking insights, best practice sharing and deep discussions around the hard truths in health and […]
The Global Summit 2021: Day Three Summary Press Release 23 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Day Three Summary Industry Leaders Discuss Ways to Build Better Lives Through Better Business PARIS, 23rd June 2021 — On the penultimate day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) virtual Global Summit, the conversation hinged around some of the CGF’s core priorities, including sustainability, human rights and a resilient food supply. Leaders from the organisation and its member […]
Press Release 28 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 3  ANAHEIM, Calif., USA, 28th February 2014 – The last day of the Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference was kicked off by yet another set of inspiring breakfast sessions, kindly hosted by the conference sponsors Ecolab, SGS and NSF International. The following plenary and breakout sessions involved thought provoking discussions around one central […]
The Global Summit 2021: Day One Summary Press Release 21 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Day One Summary The Consumer Goods Industry’s Top Leaders Convene to Discuss Pandemic Challenges and the Road Ahead Highlights from the opening day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s first virtual Global Summit   PARIS, 21 June 2021 — Today, The Consumer Foods Forum opened the first virtual edition of its flagship event, the Global Summit, to an international […]
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 […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap: Action Needed & Collaboration Key to Success at Scale Press Release 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap: Action Needed & Collaboration Key to Success at Scale LISBON, Portugal, 25th October 2018 – Day one of the Sustainable Retail Summit has come to a close following a successful day of discussions, insights, data and action. Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the Sustainable Retail Summit has been designed to provide concrete examples of how the consumer goods industry can accelerate change and implement positive […]
FLP Day One Recap: Young Leaders Delight on Day One in Berlin Press Release 18 Oct 2018 FLP-Conference FLP Day One Recap: Young Leaders Delight on Day One in Berlin BERLIN, 18th October 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) kicked off its annual FLP Congress in Berlin today. The event, the annual gathering of young leaders from within the FMCG industry, saw delegates travel from all over the world to learn what it means to be a great leader of a great company, with emphasis on building […]