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CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector Press Release 21 Jan 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector PARIS, 21 January 2021 —  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitment to tackling environmental and social issues associated with palm oil production and supply.  […]
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 […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour Press Release 05 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Launches Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks and Palm Oil Sector Transformation Focused on Addressing Forced Labour PARIS, 5 October 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has today launched a public consultation on its framework for the implementation of forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in consumer goods supply chains, as well as its Palm Oil Roadmap, which outlines […]
CGF Participates in Guardian Live Chat Debate on Sustainable Palm Oil News Update 06 Apr 2017 CGF Participates in Guardian Live Chat Debate on Sustainable Palm Oil Earlier this week, CGF Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan, participated in a live chat debate on sustainable palm oil. The debate was held by Guardian Sustainable Business and was supported by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Participants included representatives from the World Wildlife Fund, The Forest Trust, Mondelez and more. Given the attention palm oil has gotten […]
The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry Press Release 06 Nov 2018 Social Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry FLA report highlights serious challenges in the Indonesian and Malaysian markets PARIS, 6th November 2018 – Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries. A new report from the Fair Labor Association […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Soy Commodity Roadmap News Update 30 Nov 2020 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Soy Commodity Roadmap The Forest Positive Coalition has published the first version of its Soy Commodity Roadmap, a foundational document for Coalition members which will guide them in their efforts to remove deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems from soy supply chains. It is the second Commodity Roadmap from the Coalition; the first, on palm oil, was published […]
The World Can Have Sustainable Palm Oil Blog 26 Aug 2015 The World Can Have Sustainable Palm Oil   Increasing demand from China and India is driving unsustainable cultivation of this product. With the volume of palm oil production projected to increase by more than 65 percent by 2020, balancing industry growth with the constraints of a finite planet is critical.     Yet, palm oil doesn’t have to be unsustainable. Growers, traders, […]
Fighting for Forests: The Leuser Ecosystem Blog 26 Jan 2015 Environmental Sustainability Fighting for Forests: The Leuser Ecosystem   But as well as providing a unique home for nature, the Leuser ecosystem also provides essential services to millions of Sumatrans.  Their livelihoods and food supply rely on environmental services such as freshwater for irrigation, without which rice production – a staple crop – would collapse.  The forests act as a buffer and as […]
Forest Positive Coalition: Palm Oil Roadmap v1.2 Publication 22 Sep 2020 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition: Palm Oil Roadmap v1.2
CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework News Update 16 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework Eradicating forced labour is a task that no one person, company or organisation can achieve acting alone. The CGF Human Rights Coalition—Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) is committed to engaging with key stakeholders to best develop its approach and implement it with the greatest impact. In October 2020, the HRC held two stakeholder consultations […]
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 […]
Press Release 10 Dec 2013 The Consumer Goods Forum Statement in Response to Greenpeace’s Campaign on Palm Oil PARIS, 10th December 2013   In December 2010, our Board of Directors agreed on behalf of its membership a resolution to mobilise resources within their respective businesses to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020. This commitment was applauded by NGOs, governments and other partners.    More than 70% of the 50 companies, which make […]
What We Learnt From Our Forest Footprint Pilot Exercise Blog 10 Dec 2020 Forest Positive What We Learnt From Our Forest Footprint Pilot Exercise Working towards a ‘Forest Positive’ strategy   Since Nestlé made its no-deforestation commitment in 2010, we have worked directly within our supply chains to ensure that we know where the palm oil and other raw materials we buy come from. We now go all the way back to the plantation or the smallholder, verify that […]
How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector Blog 17 Dec 2020 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector A Roadmap to a Forest Positive Future Achieving a forest positive future: that is the goal set by the 18 member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition as they work to transform the supply of three commodities — palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging — driven by a […]
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 […]
Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal Blog 23 Sep 2015 Environmental Sustainability Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal   In 2010 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recognised that it had to help its members tackle deforestation in their supply chains. The CGF Board agreed a Resolution that committed its members to achieving zero net deforestation in key commodity supply chains by 2020.   Deforestation is a massive phenomenon that occurs on an industrial […]