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How Can Retailers Create Positive Social and Environmental Impact Through Their Online Communities? Blog 06 Jan 2022 Corporate How Can Retailers Create Positive Social and Environmental Impact Through Their Online Communities? The events of the past year have cemented the role of supermarkets as a force for good in local communities. From collection and distribution points for foodbanks, to makeshift vaccination and testing centres, they’ve shown how their sheer size and reach can improve the world around us. With the continuing rise of online shopping and […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 New open-source Comparison Tool Launched by the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and ITC Standards Map  Quick Scan offers easy first step assessment of supply chain social and environmental compliance against best corporate practice.   Paris and Geneva, 24 June 2015 – The Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) of the Consumer Goods Forum and ITC Standards Map of the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched the GSCP-ITC Quick Scan. The new […]
Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members Blog 07 Jan 2019 Corporate Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy and successful New Year! This note provides a summary of how we at the CGF have been working on your behalf in 2018, as well as a look ahead to our priorities for 2019. If you would like to know more about anything […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Strengthens Its Action on Sustainable Supply Chains Through GSCP Integration Press Release 27 Jul 2016 The Consumer Goods Forum Strengthens Its Action on Sustainable Supply Chains Through GSCP Integration GSCP integration to help drive CGF forced labour resolution; GSCP members to benefit and help support CGF work   PARIS, 27th July 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced that the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), a programme dedicated to developing more sustainable supply chains and already hosted by the CGF, will […]
Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Blog 04 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Conscious consumers are voting with their phones and wallets. Sustainably aware buyers aren’t just motivated by advertising, convenience and cost. Instead, they research the companies they buy from and support to understand their purpose, business processes, sustainability commitments and, more importantly, the impact their products or services have on the planet. While this trend dates back […]
The Business Case for the CGF Agenda –   What Have We Learned in a Year? Blog 10 Mar 2018 FLP-Conference The Business Case for the CGF Agenda – What Have We Learned in a Year? In February last year, Kraft Heinz made an unexpected and unsolicited $143 billion bid for Unilever. While the bid was subsequently withdrawn, it added further fuel to the debate about whether businesses should pursue positive change strategies (as Unilever continues to do) or focus only on maximising profit (which is how Kraft Heinz’s strategy is […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in panel discussion at UN Women’s 2018 Conference in New York News Update 28 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in panel discussion at UN Women’s 2018 Conference in New York On March 9th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in a panel discussion at a conference co-hosted by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) and Shiva Foundation, entitled “Collaborating to Tackle Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery” at the UN Headquarters in New York. […]
Press Release 28 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 3  ANAHEIM, Calif., USA, 28th February 2014 – The last day of the Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference was kicked off by yet another set of inspiring breakfast sessions, kindly hosted by the conference sponsors Ecolab, SGS and NSF International. The following plenary and breakout sessions involved thought provoking discussions around one central […]
Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016 Blog 07 Jan 2016 Corporate Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016  A Look Back on 2015 As you know, the CGF’s mission is to help manufacturers and retailers collaborate for positive change and efficiency. We were set up to be an “implementation house”, not a “talk shop”. Last year I believe we have made some progress towards doing as well as talking. So I thought it […]
Our MD’s Reflections:  A Journey Towards Serving You Better Blog 19 Dec 2014 Our MD’s Reflections: A Journey Towards Serving You Better   As an example, hopefully you will by now have had the chance to have a look at our new website. Many people have said they find it much simpler and easier to access than our previous (multiple) websites. It continues to evolve, week by week. Importantly, we have brought everything together under one roof […]
Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery Blog 12 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery For most of 2020, businesses have been absorbed by one thing: COVID-19. They’ve been rapidly adapting and doggedly surviving as the global pandemic disrupts what they do or, in many cases, shuts them down altogether. But while this new existential threat has consumed everyone’s attention, another one is still as urgent as ever: climate change. […]
Consumer Goods Industry Shares Best Practices on How to Eradicate Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains Press Release 30 May 2017 Consumer Goods Industry Shares Best Practices on How to Eradicate Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Share Real Stories on Business Actions Against Forced Labour in New Case Studies Booklet PARIS, 20th June 2017 – With 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are actively promoting responsible business actions to help eradicate forced labour in […]
CGF Takeaways | G7 Ministers Agree to an Ambitious Sustainability Roadmap Blog 16 Nov 2015 CGF Takeaways | G7 Ministers Agree to an Ambitious Sustainability Roadmap As part of the sustainability efforts of the G7 German Presidency, I was honoured to represent the CGF and GSCP, providing the perspective of our industry at the recent Meeting of the G7 Employment and Development Ministers organised by Ms. Nahles, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and Mr. Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and […]
The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon Press Release 07 Aug 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon The Consumer Goods Forum once again brings together key FMCG experts to discuss solutions to today’s leading sustainability issues and share best practices Topics on the agenda include plastic waste, migrant labour, consumer health, food waste and transparency   PARIS, 7th August 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in […]
It’s Time for Action Blog 16 Jul 2014 It’s Time for Action   Ever since negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, governments have been struggling to put momentum into global climate change negotiations. That’s no surprise. Fossil fuels currently make our economy go round and replacing them has been perceived as expensive and complex, especially during an economic downturn. Renewable technology is evolving fast but issues remain about […]
The Future Belongs to Honest Products Press Release 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit The Future Belongs to Honest Products Futerra and The Consumer Goods Forum today launch The Honest Product Guide, revealing new rewards for product transparency on social, health, environmental and safety issues.   LISBON, Portugal, 25th October 2018 — Today, The Consumer Goods Forum and the global change agency Futerra launch The Honest Product Guide, exploring breakthroughs in what experts and consumers agree is the […]