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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 […]
Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference News Update 09 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference On 29th October, CGF Social Sustainability Manager Nadia Bunce joined a virtual discussion at the annual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues and Conference for a panel titled, “Responsible Recruitment: A Post Covid-19 Agenda Across Supply Chains.”  The panel focused on the role of responsible recruitment both specifically in India and globally. Nadia spoke about […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 33 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum   PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]