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Consumer Goods Companies in Japan Put New Focus on Sustainability Press Release 27 Nov 2017 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Companies in Japan Put New Focus on Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Creates Japan Local Group Committed to Addressing Today’s Sustainability Challenges; Implementation of Sustainability Resolutions Key Priority   TOKYO, 27th November 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has hosted the first-ever meeting of its newly-created Japan Sustainability Local Group. Part of its ongoing regionalisation strategy, the launch of the Japan Local Group […]
CGF Sustainability Directors Visit Japan and China as Regional Offices Create Local Groups on Sustainability News Update 19 Feb 2019 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Directors Visit Japan and China as Regional Offices Create Local Groups on Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability directors, Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability and Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability, recently visited Japan and China respectively to provide support to the regional offices and explore opportunities for further engagement with local members on key sustainability topics. The CGF plans to create a Local Group focused […]
Press Release 11 Dec 2012 The Consumer Goods Forum and The Sustainability Consortium Announce Global Partnership to Harmonise Sustainability Measurement  PARIS, 11th December 2012 – As the consumer goods industry continues to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, there is an increasing need for a globally harmonized approach to measure and communicate product lifecycles. Today, a joint programme between two leading global organisations was announced that will tackle this issue. The organisations are: The Consumer […]
CGF Japan Supports Vulnerable Families with Food Donations in Collaboration with Save the Children and WRI 10x20x30 News Update 08 Jul 2021 Food Waste CGF Japan Supports Vulnerable Families with Food Donations in Collaboration with Save the Children and WRI 10x20x30 On June 23rd, 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Japan Sustainability Local Group, WRI 10x20x30 Food Waste Japan Project and Save the Children Japan held an online press conference to announce their collaboration to provide 3,000 food boxes during the upcoming summer holiday to help vulnerable families and their children impacted by Covid-19. During the press […]
COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Blog 20 Nov 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Sustainability Then and Now   Prior to the pandemic, consumers around the world were focused on sustainability; reuse and recyclables, organic and natural food products, to do their part in managing the effects of climate change. Millennials led the charge by voting with their wallets, challenging retailers and suppliers to provide sustainable products and packaging […]
METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF Press Release 26 Mar 2019 Social Sustainability METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF PARIS, 25th March 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum announced today that the Sustainability Steering Committee has elected a new leadership team, for a two-year renewable term. Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief of Global Impact Officer, Mondelēz International will join Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated, to represent the Manufacturer […]
Press Release 07 Mar 2013 The Consumer Goods Forum Introduces Sustainability Activation Toolkit ‘How-to’ guide will drive the implementation of the sustainability resolutions    PARIS, 7th March 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the publication of its Sustainability Activation Toolkit. As the consumer goods industry continues to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, there is an increasing need to share progress and experience amongst consumer […]
CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting News Update 06 Jun 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainability Pillar has now officially been launched in China, following the first meeting of the new Chinese Steering Committee in Shanghai. This represents an important milestone in the CGF’s regionalisation strategy, as it looks to bring more focus on sustainability challenges to help drive sustainable business actions globally, and to engage […]
GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan  by 2020 Target and Beyond Press Release 27 Sep 2017 GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Japan Focus Day draws 400 delegates under the theme of Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation GFSI receives unprecedented support from Japan government GFSI Japanese-language website launched   PARIS and TOKYO, 27th September 2017 – The Japan Local Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes […]
Press Release 24 Jan 2012 The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Glossary for Sustainability  PARIS, France, 24th January 2012 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces today the publication of a glossary of commonly used terms that businesses can use to describe their environmental sustainability efforts and achievements.    Since its formation in 2009 the CGF has made significant progress in supporting consumer goods retailers and manufacturers in acting […]
Press Release 23 Aug 2013 E2E Value Chain NEW Standard to Boost Package Sustainability Released by GS1 with Collaboration of The Consumer Goods Forum    BRUSSELS, 23rd August 2013 – GS1, the neutral, not-for-profit organisation that facilitates collaboration amongst trade partners with global standards across 150 countries, has released its newest standard, the Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability (GPPS).    The GPPS, which was developed by The Consumer Goods […]
Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 Blog 13 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 For corporates, it is readily accepted that climate change and environmental pressures are going to increasingly disrupt business as usual. However, in a time of a global pandemic and economic upheaval, some may assume that corporate action on climate change may drop down the priority list. However, our recent research has found that this is […]
GFSI 2018: A Turning Point for Food Safety in Asia Blog 20 Feb 2018 Food Safety GFSI 2018: A Turning Point for Food Safety in Asia 2018 marks the first year that Japan will host GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference, and only the second year that the conference will take place in Asia. Of the conference’s 1,000 delegates from over 50 countries, many will be visiting Japan for the first time. I encourage these first-time visitors to sample Tokyo’s diverse culinary culture, […]
Press Release 01 Jul 2010 Consumer Goods Companies Tackle Packaging and Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum initiative releases global framework measurement system for trading partners    PARIS, 1st July, 2010 – The  Consumer  Goods  Forum  is  delighted  to  release  the  first  report  from  its  Sustainability workstream.     The report, A Global Language for Packaging and Sustainability, delivers a common framework and measurement system that trading  partners […]
SSCI Coordinator and CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Co-chair Join Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect News Update 18 Nov 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Coordinator and CGF Japan Sustainability Local Group Co-chair Join Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect On 18th November, Coordinator for the The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), Sairindri Christisabrina, participated in a virtual discussion at the annual Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect with Yumie Kawashima, Manager, CSR Team, AEON. AEON is a key member of the SSCI, and Yumie was appointed the new Co-chair of the CGF […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards Press Release 25 Apr 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards PARIS, 25th April 2018 – To help meet the needs of our members, and to support the development of socially and environmentally responsible supply chains around the world, the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to create the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI).  Under the leadership of a high-level Steering Committee, co-chaired […]