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One Good Cookie: How Mondelēz International is Creating Healthier Snacks Blog 12 Oct 2017 One Good Cookie: How Mondelēz International is Creating Healthier Snacks   This rapidly growing demand for well-being snacks is the biggest trend that global food companies need to adjust to. We spoke with Christine McGrath, Chief Well-being Sustainability, Public & Government Affairs Officer, and Robin Hargrove, EVP, Research Development, Quality & Innovation at Mondelēz International, on how the company is adapting to this trend. With […]
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 […]
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 […]
Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People News Update 03 Apr 2020 Corporate Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People The strength of the CGF lies in its collaborative efforts and ability to bring our industry together to discuss challenges impacting our people, our customers and our businesses, and to share best practices and knowledge. The world is now facing a pandemic not seen in our lifetime, but our industry is stepping up and showcasing […]
Press Release 13 Jun 2013 Business Basics More Important Than New Approaches to Growth, The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG Find  — Sales growth, product innovation and cost reduction programs come top for senior executives in 2013, over newer trends including mobile sales and online media  — Findings released during The Consumer Goods Forum’s annual summit in Tokyo    TOKYO, 13th June 2013 – According to new research from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and KPMG […]
New Report Shows Top 100 Grocery and Health & Beauty Retailers are Taking a More Selective Approach to Overseas Expansion Press Release 14 Jun 2016 New Report Shows Top 100 Grocery and Health & Beauty Retailers are Taking a More Selective Approach to Overseas Expansion The Consumer Goods Forum and Planet Retail launch their second annual report on trends in international retail   PARIS and LONDON, 14th June 2016 – The second Internationalisation of Retail study, from The Consumer Goods Forum and Planet Retail, shows that major retailers are still becoming more international rather than less so – and at a […]
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 […]
Press Release 17 Jul 2014 ‘Age of Disruption’ Makes Digital Top Priority for 54% of Consumer Goods Firms – But One-Third Lack Know-How Research finds over half of business leaders place digital strategy and data analytics high on their agenda, and the supply chain rates as their number one challenge and area of investment    PARIS, 17th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG International today released the findings of their annual Global Top of Mind Survey. […]
Invest in Community Partner Conversations to Enhance Obesity Prevention Efforts Blog 26 Nov 2014 Invest in Community Partner Conversations to Enhance Obesity Prevention Efforts   To spark such conversations, we convened leaders of seven leading healthy lifestyle programs that we support as part of our Healthy Lifestyles Program Evaluation Workshop. Our goal was to bring program leaders together to come to consensus on a common set of metrics for measuring the success of their interventions. Working with Dr. Rafael […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue 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 Issue 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 […]
Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety Press Release 06 Mar 2018 Food Safety Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) held its third Government to Business meeting adjacent to the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Government food safety regulators and officials met with the GFSI Board of Directors to discuss food safety issues and trends, as well as third-party certification Over 40 organisations representing 25 countries and 5 IGOs […]
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 […]
Social Sustainability Director speaks about Public Policy on Labour Welfare at AHIFORES International Forum News Update 26 Mar 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Director speaks about Public Policy on Labour Welfare at AHIFORES International Forum The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to participate in the AHIFORES Forum, “For a Modern, Productive, and Humanely Responsible Fruit and Vegetable Sector”, organised by AHIFORES (The International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance for the Promotion of Social Responsibility), in Guadalajara, Mexico. CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret was invited to take part in a […]
Press Release 06 Jul 2015 Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020 LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.    The announcement was made on Friday at a meeting […]
Tom Rose, SPAR International, Appointed Co-Chair of E2E Steering Committee News Update 04 Jun 2019 E2E Value Chain Tom Rose, SPAR International, Appointed Co-Chair of E2E Steering Committee The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce that Tom Rose, Head of International Operations at SPAR International has been appointed Retail Chair of the End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar (E2EVC).    This announcement follows the unanimous election of Rose during the E2EVC Steering Committee meeting that took place in Barcelona in April 2019. Rose fills the position […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 New free online tool to bolster small agribusinesses competitiveness  Global Food Safety Initiative and International Trade Centre join forces to help small food manufacturers access global markets   Paris and Geneva, 24 June 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched a free public customized joint online application of the Global Markets Programme (www.standardsmap.org/mygfsi). It is […]