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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thoughts on How to Collectively Address Sustainability Challenges Affecting Agri Value Chains Blog 22 May 2018 Environmental Sustainability Thoughts on How to Collectively Address Sustainability Challenges Affecting Agri Value Chains The Global Agribusiness Alliance was borne out of recognition of the need for a platform for engagement and aligned action for supply-side companies. GAA intends to harness the collective strengths of growers, processors and traders, and enable those operating upstream, on the ground, to scale their impact and speak with one voice on shared issues […]
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 […]
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 […]
Supply Chains Must Embrace the Inevitable and Transform Through AI and Robotics Automation Blog 30 Apr 2018 E2E Value Chain Supply Chains Must Embrace the Inevitable and Transform Through AI and Robotics Automation Consumer goods supply chains are in urgent need of more AI and Robotics automation. Many remain stuck in traditional linear models – producing standardised products from bulk materials in large centralised factories to maximise economies of scale. The end user has little or no interaction with any part of the supply chain until the product […]
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 […]
Bolstering our Global Supply Chains with the Power of Relationships Blog 04 Oct 2019 Environmental Sustainability Bolstering our Global Supply Chains with the Power of Relationships Global supply chains have developed to become a super network connecting the world with goods. Even more so since they have become increasingly digitized and intelligent with learning algorithms and artificial intelligence. It may seem old-fashioned that at METRO, even with the complexity, speed and opportunities of this modern retail world, we still put great […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process Press Release 05 May 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process PARIS, 5th May 2020 – The consumer goods industry has extended a formal invitation to third party audit & certification schemes to undergo the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative’s (SSCI) Benchmarking Process. This call to action follows the publication of the SSCI’s first set of benchmark criteria, in October 2019, to support the development of responsible supply chains […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Marks the Official Launch of its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Press Release 30 Oct 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum Marks the Official Launch of its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Publishes its Sustainability Benchmarking Criteria to Advance Sustainable Supply Chains   PARIS, 30th October 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today published its first set of benchmark criteria to support the development of responsible supply chains around the world. The SSCI was created by The Consumer Goods Forum following […]
Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Blog 20 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Leading with agility to overcome supply chain and employee safety challenges   The world as we know it has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consumer goods companies are in the middle of this storm. Specifically, demand for essential products from food to hand sanitizers has exploded while the supply chains to deliver them […]
COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains Press Release 06 Apr 2020 Corporate COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains PARIS, 6th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Board of Directors today issued a statement emphasising the need for global coordination in securing food, beverage, hygiene and personal care product supply chains. The full statement is below: Food, beverage, hygiene and personal care products are essential to people’s daily existence through this pandemic. […]