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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.  […]
Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability Blog 19 Nov 2017 Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability     Singles’ Day, Asia’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has once again been and gone. It is a fascinating phenomenon, taking China by storm every November 11th, as young people celebrate being single by treating themselves and friends to gifts. The event is becoming increasingly important to the Chinese economy; last year, […]
Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Press Release 30 Aug 2019 Environmental Sustainability Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Images of the dry season fires in the Brazilian Amazon has generated massive media coverage and raised social consciousness about the existential challenges we face if rainforests continue to perish. They are vital to life on earth cleaning the air, circulating freshwater, storing carbon and providing livelihoods for more than a billion people.  The latest […]
Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour Press Release 06 Dec 2016 Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour Global CEOs on the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum continue their efforts in tackling forced labour by adopting and calling for action on “Priority Industry Principles”: Every worker should have freedom of movement, no worker should pay for a job, no worker should be indebted or coerced to work PARIS, 6th December 2016 – The consumer […]
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 […]
Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Health & Wellness Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen New report spotlights how the consumer industry can boost healthier eating around the world   PARIS, 1st July 2020 – Today, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Nielsen Global Connect, published a revealing report on the state of consumer health, nutrition and wellbeing around the world. How the Consumer […]
CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour 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 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 […]
‘On s’y met’, The Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Initiative in France, Shares Learnings from Its Very First Geotargeted Collaborative Digital Campaign News Update 03 Jul 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives ‘On s’y met’, The Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Initiative in France, Shares Learnings from Its Very First Geotargeted Collaborative Digital Campaign Following the recent launch of two local CHL reports, the UK and China, the French team have today published their digital report, focusing on the initial learnings from the very first geotargeted collaborative digital campaign, nudging consumers towards healthier behaviours. ‘On s’y met’ was launched in September 2019 with more than 25 companies joining forces […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Coalition on Collaboration for Healthier Lives Press Release 07 Apr 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Coalition on Collaboration for Healthier Lives PARIS, 7th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) has today launched its Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (the “Coalition”) as part of a new  global strategy to help its members drive more impactful collaborations that benefit both people and planet and seize the opportunities offered by purpose-driven business models. Its mission […]
Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? Blog 03 Jul 2020 Corporate Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? The retail sector has weathered its fair share of storms in recent years, from business rates to the growing influence of e-commerce. But even if retail veterans have become seasoned crisis responders, industry challenges do not always directly affect consumer behaviour. This is emphatically untrue in the case of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has created […]
AI and the Industrial Revolution Taking Place Right Now Blog 27 Nov 2018 E2E Value Chain AI and the Industrial Revolution Taking Place Right Now With this blog post, we aim to update readers on the developments of Artificial Intelligence, automation and future of work. ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) is a blanket term that is applied to technology that mimics human intelligence. While this tech has been developing since the 1950s, advances in machine learning in recent years have meant that […]
Global Retail Reset Demands Location Data Transparency Blog 11 May 2021 E2E Value Chain Global Retail Reset Demands Location Data Transparency After a historically disruptive year, physical retail has started a global reset unlike anything seen in modern times. The decline in the productivity of many retail locations has been directly impacted by the upswing in ecommerce and the jump in remote work. Euromonitor reports that goods bought online grew 24% while in-store sales declined 7% […]
Health & Wellness Steering Committee Meet in Paris Ahead of Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 11 Nov 2016 Health & Wellness Steering Committee Meet in Paris Ahead of Sustainable Retail Summit     In October, our Health & Wellness Steering Committee held their bi-annual meeting in Paris. The meeting, which was later in the year than usual, was hosted ahead of the CGF’s first-ever Sustainable Retail Summit, where Healthier Communities was one of three megatrends discussed.     During the Steering Committee meeting, key retailer and manufacturer members came together […]
Are You Ready for The Honest Generation? Press Release 14 Jun 2019 Corporate Are You Ready for The Honest Generation? Futerra and The Consumer Goods Forum launch new research, revealing uncompromising expectations from Gen Z consumers on product transparency for social, health, environmental, and safety issues The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit, Vancouver, Canada, June 13, 2019 – #CGFSummit   VANCOUVER, 13th June 2019 — Today, The Consumer Goods Forum and the global change agency […]
Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage Press Release 13 Jun 2016 Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage Joint research from KPMG International and The Consumer Goods Forum reports a need for a deeper, multidimensional understanding of customers   CAPE TOWN, PARIS and TORONTO, 13th June 2016 – A survey of 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and […]
Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Blog 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Companies experience that consumers are becoming increasingly conscious and curious about what is behind the products they chose to buy. Research shows that consumers are changing their purchasing behaviors. Their choices are less and less determined by brand loyalty and increasingly influenced by the specific performance and features of individual products. They look to companies […]