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The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 Press Release 05 Nov 2021 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is today becoming an official “Accelerator” of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, to help increase progress towards net zero among its global membership.  — Over the last six months, the proportion of the 57-strong CGF Board in the Race to Zero has more than doubled from 22% to […]
How Factories Can Achieve Net Zero: The Increasing Importance Of Stakeholder Alignment Blog 23 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain How Factories Can Achieve Net Zero: The Increasing Importance Of Stakeholder Alignment By early 2021, over 1,000 companies in 60 countries, representing nearly 20% of global market capitalisation, had committed to ambitious Science-Based Targets. More than 25% of the world’s largest 2,000 companies had set Net Zero targets. Manufacturing and industrial companies, representing 22% of global emissions, have a particularly important role to play over the coming decade. […]
Reduce Or Offset? Do Both. Here’s How. Blog 17 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Reduce Or Offset? Do Both. Here’s How. Carbon offsetting is a polarising, frequently misunderstood concept. Some view it as an opportunistic way for polluters to appear sustainable without reducing their carbon emissions. Others see it as a short-term tactic for jump-starting the transition to Net Zero. In truth, offsetting is a valid strategic tool for companies committed to the Race to Zero. It can unlock […]
Press Release 29 Jul 2014 Environmental Sustainability New Soy Sourcing Guidelines to Help Drive Implementation of ‘Zero Net Deforestation’ Resolution PARIS, 29th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“The Forum”) today announced publication of the first-ever “Sustainable Soy Sourcing Guidelines”. The new document, available publicly, is seen as another important step for the consumer goods industry that looks to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020, as outlined in The Forum’s resolution on deforestation.   […]
Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action News Update 12 Aug 2021 Environmental Sustainability Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action The Consumer Goods Forum has published an open letter to its members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan in response to the recent IPCC report and need for urgent action. Dear Members, You will have seen earlier this week that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the UN body responsible for climate science – […]
Tesco Announces Its Plan for Zero Deforestation Soy Blog 03 Jul 2018 Forest Positive Tesco Announces Its Plan for Zero Deforestation Soy At Tesco our purpose is to serve customers a little better every day and we aim to provide them with affordable, sustainable and healthy products. Forests are the lungs of our planet. Today forests cover 30% of the earth’s land surface. They are a vital source of oxygen and home to 80% of the earth’s […]
Implementing and Scaling up the CGF Zero Net Deforestation Commitment Blog 12 Apr 2017 Forest Positive Implementing and Scaling up the CGF Zero Net Deforestation Commitment Business awareness of deforestation-related challenges has dramatically increased over the past years, as demonstrated by the growing number of business commitments to reducing deforestation impacts in their commodity supply chains. A recent report by Supply Change highlights that the number of companies that made deforestation related commitments grew by 22% in 2016 alone, with a total of […]
Do More with Less: Use Existing Emissions Data to Accelerate Decarbonisation Blog 24 Sep 2021 E2E Value Chain Do More with Less: Use Existing Emissions Data to Accelerate Decarbonisation As more companies set bold decarbonisation goals such as Science-Based Targets or Net Zero pledges, a major organisational shift is occurring across the global corporate landscape: the topic of carbon is moving from a pure reporting concern to a core strategic concern. The challenge is that the underpinning carbon data is evolving much slower. Many […]
Sustainable Soy Focus of New Publications from The Consumer Goods Forum Press Release 23 May 2016 Sustainable Soy Focus of New Publications from The Consumer Goods Forum CGF Seeks Further Engagement from Global Membership in Order to Meet 2020 Zero Net Deforestation Resolution CGF Publishes 2nd Edition of the Sustainable Soy Sourcing Guidelines and First Calculation Guidelines for the Measurement of Embedded Soy Usage in Consumer Goods   PARIS, 23rd May 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published two […]
Press Release 11 Aug 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines Consumer Goods Industry’s First Ever Set of Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines to Help Drive Implementation of ‘Zero Net Deforestation’ Resolution   PARIS, 11th August 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) today announced publication of the first-ever ‘Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines’ (the “Guidelines”). This publicly available document is an important step in helping […]
The Future of Our Business: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) Blog 06 Oct 2021 The Future of Our Business: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) This article originally appeared on Ramon Laguarta’s Linkedin, follow to stay up-to-date on PepsiCo’s sustainability journey. There’s no denying it: companies are facing a new business and societal reality. One driven in large part by climate change and inequality. Consumers are more interested in the future of the planet and society. All our stakeholders – […]
A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015 Press Release 04 Apr 2015 Environmental Sustainability A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015 A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015   We, the Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum, reaffirm our commitment to taking action in recognition of the serious risks that climate change poses for our businesses, our supply chains and our consumers.    In 2010, […]
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 […]
The CGF and its Members Launch Soy Buyers Coalition News Update 22 Jun 2018 Environmental Sustainability The CGF and its Members Launch Soy Buyers Coalition The Consumer Goods Forum (in collaboration with TRASE, Proforest and participating companies) is pleased to announce the launch of the Soy Buyers Coalition (SBC). The SBC is an inclusive project which aims to bridge the gap between soy buyers and on-the-ground producers, with a view to finding new ways to tackle deforestation linked to soy […]
#COP26: Consumer Goods CEOs Commit to #RacetoZero Through The Consumer Goods Forum Video 05 Nov 2021 Corporate #COP26: Consumer Goods CEOs Commit to #RacetoZero Through The Consumer Goods Forum
Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach Blog 18 Oct 2017 Forest Positive Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach   Increasingly, consumer goods companies are committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a platform bringing together some 400 consumer goods manufacturers and retailers from around the world, has pledged to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.   092017 HCV deforestation imageBy implementing no deforestation policies, CGF members can […]