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Facilitating a Race to the ‘Top’ for Business in Tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Blog 24 Sep 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Facilitating a Race to the ‘Top’ for Business in Tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Last year one of the most famous brands in the world, Apple, won the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Stop Slavery Award, alongside The Consumer Goods Forum member, Unilever. The Stop Slavery Award does not credit either company with being ‘slave free’, as today’s complex network of supply chains means that no company can truly claim this. […]
News Update 02 Apr 2017 Didier Bergeret to Speak at Innovation Forum Event on How Businesses Can Tackle Modern Slavery and Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum was pleased to participate in the Innovation Forum’s upcoming ‘How business can tackle modern slavery and forced labour’ conference, held on 25th and 26th April 2017 in London.  The multi-stakeholder event brought together leaders from business, government and civil society, to provide a space for focused and nuanced discussion on how […]
Modern Slavery – A Shared Problem Blog 22 Aug 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Modern Slavery – A Shared Problem Modern slavery should be at the heart of our approach to sustainability. How can we say that we are sustainable if doing business is predicated on the abuse and exploitation of others? As operators of the UK-wide Modern Slavery Helpline, Unseen is faced with reports of forced labour situations on a daily basis. Often those […]
“ENSLAVED”, A Visual Story of Modern Slavery, by Lisa Kristine, On Show at the Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment News Update 21 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour “ENSLAVED”, A Visual Story of Modern Slavery, by Lisa Kristine, On Show at the Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment At the Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment, co-hosts The Consumer Goods Forum and The Institute for Human Rights and Business had the privilege of hosting photographer Lisa Kristine’s acclaimed exhibition, “ENSLAVED”, a visual story of modern day slavery. During the event which took place on June 11th and 12th, delegates could view 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 […]
Eradicating Forced Labour – Consumer Goods Industry Takes Significant Step Forward Blog 07 Sep 2016 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Eradicating Forced Labour – Consumer Goods Industry Takes Significant Step Forward Modern slavery is an evil that persists despite twelve international conventions and over three hundred international treaties banning it. It is a crime that causes suffering to thousands in the UK and millions around the world, and it is fast becoming a thriving business impacting us all. With its Resolution on Forced Labour, The Consumer Goods […]
Opinion Piece by Social Sustainability Director Featured in The Grocer News Update 21 Aug 2018 Social Sustainability Opinion Piece by Social Sustainability Director Featured in The Grocer Last week, an article, entitled “Collaboration is vital if we are going to make progress on ending modern slavery” written by the CGF’s Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret was published on The Grocer’s online platform. In the piece, Didier comments on the “extremely troubling” findings recently published in The Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index, […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in panel discussion at UN Women’s 2018 Conference in New York News Update 28 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in panel discussion at UN Women’s 2018 Conference in New York On March 9th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in a panel discussion at a conference co-hosted by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) and Shiva Foundation, entitled “Collaborating to Tackle Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery” at the UN Headquarters in New York. […]
News Update 24 Oct 2016 GSCP and CGF Forced Labour Resolution Highlighted in UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner Annual Report The UK’s First Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has just released their 2015/2016 annual report. The Commissioner has highlighted his ongoing support and endorsement of the CGF’s work on the eradication of forced labour, including the CGF forced labour resolution and the GSCP‘s harmonisation efforts for the improvement of working conditions.  We are happy to see such support and are eager […]
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 […]
Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret Attends Bali Process Government and Business Forum News Update 13 Aug 2018 Social Sustainability Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret Attends Bali Process Government and Business Forum On 6th and 7th August, Didier Bergeret, Social Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) attended the second Bali Process Government and Business Forum, an important platform enabling public and private sector leaders across the Indo-Pacific region to share with and learn from peers in government and business – a crucial step in the […]
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 […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret speaks at “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at Argentinian Embassy, London. News Update 05 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret speaks at “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at Argentinian Embassy, London. CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret speaks at “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at Argentinian Embassy, London. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to participate in “B20 Priorities and Challenges”, a seminar hosted by the Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in London. Marcela Manubens from Unilever coordinated and facilitated the panel on social sustainability […]
Fighting Forced Labour – A Rallying Call from the Consumer Goods Industry Press Release 14 Jan 2016 Fighting Forced Labour – A Rallying Call from the Consumer Goods Industry The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Calls for an Ambitious Action Plan and Need for Global Collaboration   PARIS, 14th January 2016 — The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced an ambitious, new resolution to fight forced labour issues throughout global supply chains, launching a rallying call to the industry. CGF […]
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 […]
“Tony’s Chocolonely Deserves Support for Tackling the Complexity of Combatting Forced Labour,” says CGF Sustainability Director in Reuters Editorial News Update 25 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour “Tony’s Chocolonely Deserves Support for Tackling the Complexity of Combatting Forced Labour,” says CGF Sustainability Director in Reuters Editorial Commenting on the recent news around Tony’s Chocolonely and how it has been dropped from Slave Free Chocolate’s list of ethical chocolate companies, despite its efforts to fight forced labour in global cocoa supply chains, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability Didier Bergeret has contributed an opinion piece to Reuters Events Sustainable Business. […]