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Press Release 11 Sep 2013 First GFSI South Africa Focus Day Opens in Johannesburg   JOHANNESBURG, 11th September 2013 – 250 food safety executives from South Africa and surrounding countries gathered today in Johannesburg for the region’s first ever GFSI Focus Day. With the support of The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), this one-day event served as a platform for the launch of the Global Markets Capacity […]
On the Path to an Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Company and World: SMART Outsourcing at HEINEKEN South Africa Blog 04 Mar 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour On the Path to an Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Company and World: SMART Outsourcing at HEINEKEN South Africa At HEINEKEN, we are looking beyond our direct employees, as we continue our work to ensure fair living and working standards for the people directly connected to our business. Outsourcing non-core activities means we have the right expertise on-site for the right job; allowing us to focus on what we do best, brewing and selling […]
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 […]
GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building Press Release 15 Jun 2016 GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building CAPE TOWN, 15th June 2016 – Today amidst a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit in South Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Campbell and Pick n Pay Executives Elected New Co-Chairs of The Consumer Goods Forum Board  — Denise Morrison and Gareth Ackerman will run the global industry body for next two years — Announcement made at end of CGF Annual Summit, held in New York   Paris and New York, 24th June, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, announced today that it […]
Press Release 22 Jun 2012 Corporate Pick n Pay Head Elected New Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum Procter & Gamble and Royal Ahold CEO’s elected vice chairs    PARIS, France, 22nd June 2012 – The Consumer Goods Forum has elected Gareth Ackerman, chairman of one of Africa’s largest retail chains, Pick n Pay as its new co-chair.    Ackerman replaces Lars Olofsson, formerly CEO of Carrefour. He will work jointly with the existing […]
News Update 23 Jun 2016 CEOs Talk Health & Wellness During Global Summit in Cape Town Some 800 c-level delegates were on hand as the Global Summit celebrated its 60th birthday in Cape Town this June. With it focus on seizing opportunities in the face of disruption, a number of sessions referenced consumer health and the impact changing consumer demands are having on our industry. However, there were three sessions in particular that […]
Press Release 27 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 2 ANAHEIM, Calif., USA,  27th February 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference continued today with another full programme of speakers from the world of food safety. The day started early with a set of energizing Breakfast Sessions designed by the conference sponsors Sealed Air Diversey, DNV GL, LRQA and Trace One. […]
SIZA Applies for SSCI Benchmarking Press Release 18 May 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SIZA Applies for SSCI Benchmarking PARIS, 18th May 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from SIZA, the first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Manufacturing and Processing scope as well as the Primary Production scope. The SSCI is […]
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 […]
GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building Press Release 01 Mar 2016 GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programmes.   Building a fitting partnership UNIDO is giving full attention to food safety as […]
Overview of the Irish Retail Landscape Blog 21 Feb 2022 Global Summit Overview of the Irish Retail Landscape When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Ireland implemented some of the strictest lockdown restrictions in the world. Initial hopes that “two weeks to flatten the curve” – as then-Prime Minister Leo Varadkar put it – would prevail were soon found wanting, as the country entered into what would turn out to be four stringent lockdowns […]
World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide Blog 16 Oct 2018 Food Waste World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide In a world with a growing population, increasing cost of food, concerns about inequality and food insecurity, diverting food waste from landfills and finding innovative ways of putting it to beneficial use are particularly important. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that 821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger, and […]
CGF Announces New Members for February 2022 Press Release 25 Feb 2022 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for February 2022 PARIS, 25th February 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. Sunpac is a leading FMCG distribution business in South Africa. Our Focus is on non-foods, primarily in the beauty, […]
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 […]
CGF Announces New Members for July 2018 Press Release 27 Jul 2018 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for July 2018 PARIS, 27th July 2018 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. As the world’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has a company Dream to bring people together for a […]