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Certified Forest Products Help Meet Corporate Sustainability Targets and UN SDGs Blog 23 Oct 2018 Forest Positive Certified Forest Products Help Meet Corporate Sustainability Targets and UN SDGs Zero-net deforestation is a key objective of the The Consumer Goods Forum and many of its member companies. To achieve it, the CGF has recognized forest certification as an important tool within its sourcing guidelines. Indeed, there is a strong business case for companies to utilize forest certification, and to take advantage of the many […]
Keeping Forests as Forests Enhances Quality of Life and Helps Meet UN SDGs Blog 18 Sep 2017 Forest Positive Keeping Forests as Forests Enhances Quality of Life and Helps Meet UN SDGs     Sourcing products from well‑managed forests certified to an independent third-party standard is an effective way to help your organisation meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other sustainability targets while helping forests. Of course, the idea that creating more commercial demand for forests products could actually help protect forests seems counterintuitive. But […]
CGF Sustainability Director Moderates Panel on Food Waste and the SDGs at The Future of Food USA News Update 20 Apr 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director Moderates Panel on Food Waste and the SDGs at The Future of Food USA On March 25th, Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), joined a panel at The Future of Food USA, organised by Innovation Forum. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalition Food Waste was invited to moderate a panel “Global food waste and the SDGs: How can companies reduce and eliminate food waste in […]
Consumer Goods CEOs Highlight Five Urgent Actions Needed to Help Reach 2030 SDG Deadline Press Release 17 Jun 2022 Corporate Consumer Goods CEOs Highlight Five Urgent Actions Needed to Help Reach 2030 SDG Deadline Report by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and EY gathers perspectives from leaders across consumer goods industry CEOs give insights on action needed to accelerate progress toward UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report launches to coincide with The CGF’s Global Summit in Dublin, 20-23 June 2022 PARIS and DUBLIN, 20th June 2022: The Consumer Goods […]
Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Blog 23 Sep 2021 Corporate Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Our world is at a critical juncture. Almost half the children around the planet are already at ‘extremely high risk’ from the impacts of the climate crisis. Alongside this, the pandemic has intensified inequality and vulnerability. As many as 124 million more people around the world have been pushed into extreme poverty in the past […]
Collaboration Has Never Been More Critical: 2022 Must be the Year to Prioritise Partnership Working Blog 28 Jan 2022 Corporate Collaboration Has Never Been More Critical: 2022 Must be the Year to Prioritise Partnership Working As we race towards the planet’s best last chance to halt runaway climate change and the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, time to ensure a greener planet and thriving communities is short. Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children[1] are already at extremely high risk from the impacts of the climate crisis. Without immediate action, people […]
CGF Japan Collaborates with Save the Children Japan for the Second Year to Provide Food Support Boxes News Update 01 Aug 2022 Food Waste CGF Japan Collaborates with Save the Children Japan for the Second Year to Provide Food Support Boxes The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Japan Sustainability Local Group (JSLG), WRI 10x20x30 Food Waste Reduction Initiative Japan Project and Save the Children Japan have agreed to collaborate and conduct this supporting program in July and December 2022 and will provide “Children’s Food Support Boxes” to families in financial difficulties (3,200 families each time). This will […]
New Champions 12.3 Report Asks if World is Making Progress on Food Loss and Waste Blog 21 Sep 2016 Food Waste New Champions 12.3 Report Asks if World is Making Progress on Food Loss and Waste A new report on behalf of Champions 12.3 assesses global progress toward Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls for halving food waste and reducing food loss by 2030. Champions 12.3 is a unique coalition of leaders across government, business and civil society dedicated to achieving Target 12.3.    Our Managing Director Peter Freedman […]
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 […]
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.   […]
2022 Top of Mind Report: The Path to 2030 – Delivering a Sustainable Future Publication 20 Jun 2022 Corporate 2022 Top of Mind Report: The Path to 2030 – Delivering a Sustainable Future
Healthier Communities High on Agenda at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 10 Nov 2016 Healthier Communities High on Agenda at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry.   […]
New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Blog 22 Feb 2021 Corporate New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Madelaine VanDerHeyden sat down with the CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, to reflect on his first eight months at the CGF, key highlights from the past year, and what the new year will hold. Madelaine: Can you provide some highlights from your first eight or so months at the CGF? Wai-Chan: It has been great […]
Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? Blog 04 Dec 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair. An estimated one-third of food produced for human […]
Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor Blog 07 Oct 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor The social and economic devastation of the Covid pandemic has eroded years of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020 global labor income fell by USD $3.7 trillion; over 100 million people were pushed into unemployment; and 108 million people were pushed into poverty. The weight of this devastation is borne disproportionately by […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilise Progress to Halve Food Waste Press Release 21 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilise Progress to Halve Food Waste Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to halve food waste and reduce food loss globally by 2030   PARIS and WASHINGTON, DC, 21st June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has agreed to join Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders from governments, businesses, farmer groups, and civil society organisations dedicated […]