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Addressing Post-Harvest Losses is Crucial in the Fight Against Food Waste Blog 15 Mar 2021 Food Waste Addressing Post-Harvest Losses is Crucial in the Fight Against Food Waste We first launched our work on food waste at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) a little over five years ago. It’s been five years of strong progress, but it is still not enough. Food waste and loss remains a serious global problem with enormous environmental and social consequences. A third of food produced is never […]
CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities News Update 18 Jun 2021 Food Waste CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities On 27th May, the CGF Food Waste Coalition of Action held the second in a series of virtual workshops centering around post harvest losses, this time looking at the issue from the lens of non-perishable agriculture commodities in small scale farming. The workshop provided the opportunity for Coalition members, key supply chain partner and technical experts to […]
CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts First in Series of “Engagement on Post-Harvest Losses” Workshops, Starting with Fresh Produce News Update 09 Dec 2020 Food Waste CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts First in Series of “Engagement on Post-Harvest Losses” Workshops, Starting with Fresh Produce On 9th December, the CGF Food Waste Coalition of Action held a two-hour virtual workshop for Coalition members, fresh produce suppliers and key stakeholder organisations to spark dialogues between both actors on collaborative ways to address the issue of food loss and waste, particularly on-farm losses. Engagement on the issue of post-harvest losses, which includes […]
Understanding the Scale of the Global Food Loss Problem is Our First Step Towards Fixing It Blog 29 Sep 2020 Food Waste Understanding the Scale of the Global Food Loss Problem is Our First Step Towards Fixing It At The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), we have been concerned with food waste since 2015, when we launched our Board Resolution to reduce waste in our members’ supply chains and meet Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. Now, we have taken that resolution further by developing a Coalition of Action of committed and highly motivated companies to […]
Press Release 28 Sep 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Statement of Support for Sustainable Development Goals and Post 2015 Development Agenda  PARIS, 28th September 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum would like to welcome the publication of the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals provide an important roadmap for the sustainable world that mirror our own strategic objectives, and we are delighted to be representing consumer goods companies as enablers of this post 2015 development agenda.   […]
A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry Blog 10 Jun 2020 Corporate A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry The global economy is deep into the worst economic crisis of the last 100 years. Across the Middle East and North Africa, the economic outlook is perhaps even more severe than elsewhere, as the region faces unprecedented dual shocks from COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices. With malls closed and social distancing in place, […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction  — The Consumer Goods Forum Board Agree on Resolution to Halve Food Waste by 2025 within Member Retail and Manufacturing Operations; and — To Support UN Goals on Food Waste Reduction at Consumer Level and Across Supply Chains   PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced […]
Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
Leading the Fight Against Food Waste: Learnings from CGF Members in Argentina Blog 17 Nov 2020 Food Waste Leading the Fight Against Food Waste: Learnings from CGF Members in Argentina Food is a wonderful part of the many vibrant cultures across Latin America, acting as a rich thread in the fabric of society. We love to cook, eat and bring our communities together with delicious meals and share the history and tradition that many of these recipes hold. Still, unfortunately, we are not strangers to […]
Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum Press Release 28 Jan 2021 Food Waste Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum PARIS, 28 January — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published the newest edition of its Food Waste Case Study Booklet, a collection of stories from CGF members, including those of its Food Waste Coalition of Action, highlighting their actions to reduce food loss and create more sustainable supply chains. The booklet brings together […]
New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste Press Release 07 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste   Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders in food waste reduction including The Consumer Goods Forum Managing Director Peter Freedman, have just released a new report. Latest study shows that companies, consumers and governments can save billions of dollars by acting to cut food loss and waste   PARIS, 7th March, 2017 – One-third of […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two Press Release 04 Oct 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two MONTRÉAL, 4th October 2017 – The second and final day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit drew to a close yesterday.  It was full of fascinating discussions addressing three of the consumer goods industry’s biggest challenges. Taking place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal, the Sustainable Retail Summit has brought together over 230 “global […]
#EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 Blog 22 Apr 2020 Environmental Sustainability #EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 This year’s Earth Day has taken on new significance, as the global community continues to grapple to control the Covid-19 pandemic, an unprecedented crisis in our modern times with far-reaching and inter-connected global challenges and consequences. This crisis has demonstrated how much we depend on each other, as one humanity living on one planet, for […]
Tackling Food Waste: The Case of Barilla Blue Box Blog 19 Oct 2017 Food Waste Tackling Food Waste: The Case of Barilla Blue Box     Food loss and waste (FLW) represents one of the most significant social, economic, and environmental issues facing our planet. At a time in history where nearly one billion people are still dying of hunger or have to settle for inadequate nutrition every year, it is unacceptable that over a third of the world’s […]
Introducing the CGF’s Coalition of Action on Food Waste Podcast 29 Jun 2020 Food Waste Introducing the CGF’s Coalition of Action on Food Waste In this episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, we catch up with the two Co-Chairs of the CGF’s newly launched Coalition of Action on Food Waste, Francisco Cordero from the Kellogg Company and Brittni Furrow from Ahold Delhaize. Francisco and Brittni share the Coalition’s ambitious agenda, the goal of which is to reduce food waste […]
Food Waste Coalition Welcomes Six New Members: Auchan, Costco, Grupo IFA, Loblaw Companies Limited, Spinneys Dubai, and Tyson Foods News Update 19 May 2021 Food Waste Food Waste Coalition Welcomes Six New Members: Auchan, Costco, Grupo IFA, Loblaw Companies Limited, Spinneys Dubai, and Tyson Foods In 2021 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Food Waste Coalition has been pleased to welcome six new members: Auchan, Costco, Grupo IFA, Loblaw Companies Limited, Spinneys Dubai, and Tyson Foods. The addition of these six members brings the Coalition’s membership to 23 CGF members committed to driving accelerated, collective action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]