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CGF Partners with Reuters Events for “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022” News Update 02 Sep 2022 Environmental Sustainability CGF Partners with Reuters Events for “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022” We are pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with Reuters Events to support their upcoming event, “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022”, which takes place in Chicago on 1-2 November. The event brings together all key actors along the supply chain (sustainability, procurement, supply chains, sourcing, operations) to share ideas, identify potential collaborations, determine […]
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 […]
Resilient Trade Starts with Sustainable Supply Chains Blog 21 Jan 2022 Social Sustainability Resilient Trade Starts with Sustainable Supply Chains This article originally appeared on the OECD Forum Network. We are entering the third year of a global pandemic that has interrupted our lives, both professionally and personally, in unprecedented, unexpected and, in some cases, irreversible ways. Around the world, international trade has been hit hard by the pandemic. Travel restrictions have halted migration flows […]
Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Blog 12 Aug 2020 Product Data Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Soy is one of the world’s most important crops, finding its way into animal feed, vegetable oil, even industrial chemicals. It is one of the most intensively grown: worldwide 1 in 10 acres of agricultural land is dedicated to soy. And it’s one of the most impactful: soy is the second biggest driver of deforestation […]
Improving Global Food Supply Chain Operations with Virtual Twin Technology Blog 22 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Improving Global Food Supply Chain Operations with Virtual Twin Technology Agribusiness continues to be a major player in the US economy, contributing $1.109 trillion to national GDP in 2019. Global agribusiness revenue is expected to hit $10.2 trillion as the global economy rebounds from the pandemic slowdown. Over the past generation, the food business grew by consolidating into large producer/distributor operations, centred on creating a […]
Focus on Consumers, Industry Collaboration, Technology & Sustainability: The First Edition of the Supply Chain Conference Officially Ends After Three Days  Press Release 26 Oct 2022 Supply Chain Conference Focus on Consumers, Industry Collaboration, Technology & Sustainability: The First Edition of the Supply Chain Conference Officially Ends After Three Days  AMSTERDAM, 26th October 2022 – The first edition of the Supply Chain Conference (SCC) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has officially come to a close in Amsterdam. A very dynamic group of close to 60 supply chain experts and leaders from all over the world convened at the Hotel Okura for three days of […]
The Future of Supply Chain and Logistics in a Post Pandemic World:  The CGF Supply Chain Conference Returns October 2022 in Amsterdam Blog 26 Aug 2022 E2E Value Chain The Future of Supply Chain and Logistics in a Post Pandemic World: The CGF Supply Chain Conference Returns October 2022 in Amsterdam A Sit-Down with Ruediger Hagedorn, Director of End-to-End Value Chain at The Consumer Goods Forum  Why do you believe it was important at this time for The Consumer Goods Forum to bring back the Supply Chain Conference?  The Consumer Goods Forum has always brought together one global and diverse network with a shared mission: “to […]
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 […]
SGS, Transparency-One And Mars Food Launch Revolutionary Supply Chain Solution Blog 08 Nov 2018 E2E Value Chain SGS, Transparency-One And Mars Food Launch Revolutionary Supply Chain Solution Our increasingly connected world has given rise to larger and more complex supply chains and socially conscious consumers who want to know that the products they buy are produced responsibly.  Mars Food has launched a revolutionary supply chain solution that enables them to closely track their global supply chain and give consumers instant insights into […]
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 […]
Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future Blog 12 Feb 2021 Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future   This is the time of the year when everybody becomes a futurist. With a quick scan of the web you can find plenty of pundits trying their hands at guessing the future – whether it is “5 Supply Chain Trends We Should Watch in 2021” or “13 Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Trends” there is no […]
Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic Blog 02 Sep 2020 Product Data Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic The rate of change in consumer demand witnessed over the past few months has been unprecedented, calling attention to the importance of effective lines of communication between suppliers and retailers.  As demand for certain products spiked and supply chains experienced disruption, information sharing and access to accurate information became critical for both parties. Suppliers needed real–time information on the products being taken from and those […]
Working Together to Build Trust in Sustainable Supply Chains Blog 25 Jun 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Working Together to Build Trust in Sustainable Supply Chains Prioritising sustainability has never been more important. With more people involved in forced labour than at any time in history, and with land area the size of New Zealand being deforested in 2016, business and governments face a clear call to action. On our side, as a business and Board member company of The Consumer […]
Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains Blog 02 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains When Nestlé first committed to no deforestation in 2010, it was the beginning of a major journey. There wasn’t an industry-wide definition of deforestation, there was limited visibility beyond direct suppliers and that made it difficult to assess deforestation risks. Now, a decade later, we have progressed enormously: ingredients that are high-risk for deforestation are largely traceable. We developed a […]
Embrace the Inevitable – How Consumer Organisations Can Transform Their Supply Chains Through AI and Robotics Automation Press Release 24 Apr 2018 E2E Value Chain Embrace the Inevitable – How Consumer Organisations Can Transform Their Supply Chains Through AI and Robotics Automation PARIS, 24th April 2018 — PA Consulting Group and The Consumer Goods Forum today launch a research paper AI and Robotics automation in consumer-driven supply chains. This paper helps consumer goods organisations navigate the complexities of AI and Robotics automation technology and suggests they should embrace this rapidly evolving source of competitive advantage. AI and Robotics […]
World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report Press Release 22 Sep 2022 Forest Positive World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, an initiative of 21 consumer goods companies, shares progress on removing commodity-driven deforestation from supply chains With increase in disclosure rates on performance metrics introduced in 2021, Coalition members are now collectively reporting on 62% of a complete set of Key Performance Indicators, demonstrating progress to […]