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Press Release 11 Dec 2012 The Consumer Goods Forum and The Sustainability Consortium Announce Global Partnership to Harmonise Sustainability Measurement  PARIS, 11th December 2012 – As the consumer goods industry continues to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, there is an increasing need for a globally harmonized approach to measure and communicate product lifecycles. Today, a joint programme between two leading global organisations was announced that will tackle this issue. The organisations are: The Consumer […]
COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Blog 20 Nov 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Sustainability Then and Now   Prior to the pandemic, consumers around the world were focused on sustainability; reuse and recyclables, organic and natural food products, to do their part in managing the effects of climate change. Millennials led the charge by voting with their wallets, challenging retailers and suppliers to provide sustainable products and packaging […]
Consumer Goods Companies in Japan Put New Focus on Sustainability Press Release 27 Nov 2017 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Companies in Japan Put New Focus on Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Creates Japan Local Group Committed to Addressing Today’s Sustainability Challenges; Implementation of Sustainability Resolutions Key Priority   TOKYO, 27th November 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has hosted the first-ever meeting of its newly-created Japan Sustainability Local Group. Part of its ongoing regionalisation strategy, the launch of the Japan Local Group […]
CGF Sustainability Directors Visit Japan and China as Regional Offices Create Local Groups on Sustainability News Update 19 Feb 2019 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Directors Visit Japan and China as Regional Offices Create Local Groups on Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability directors, Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability and Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability, recently visited Japan and China respectively to provide support to the regional offices and explore opportunities for further engagement with local members on key sustainability topics. The CGF plans to create a Local Group focused […]
METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF Press Release 26 Mar 2019 Social Sustainability METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at the CGF PARIS, 25th March 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum announced today that the Sustainability Steering Committee has elected a new leadership team, for a two-year renewable term. Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief of Global Impact Officer, Mondelēz International will join Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated, to represent the Manufacturer […]
Press Release 07 Mar 2013 The Consumer Goods Forum Introduces Sustainability Activation Toolkit ‘How-to’ guide will drive the implementation of the sustainability resolutions    PARIS, 7th March 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the publication of its Sustainability Activation Toolkit. As the consumer goods industry continues to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, there is an increasing need to share progress and experience amongst consumer […]
CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting News Update 06 Jun 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainability Pillar has now officially been launched in China, following the first meeting of the new Chinese Steering Committee in Shanghai. This represents an important milestone in the CGF’s regionalisation strategy, as it looks to bring more focus on sustainability challenges to help drive sustainable business actions globally, and to engage […]
Press Release 24 Jan 2012 The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Glossary for Sustainability  PARIS, France, 24th January 2012 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces today the publication of a glossary of commonly used terms that businesses can use to describe their environmental sustainability efforts and achievements.    Since its formation in 2009 the CGF has made significant progress in supporting consumer goods retailers and manufacturers in acting […]
Press Release 23 Aug 2013 E2E Value Chain NEW Standard to Boost Package Sustainability Released by GS1 with Collaboration of The Consumer Goods Forum    BRUSSELS, 23rd August 2013 – GS1, the neutral, not-for-profit organisation that facilitates collaboration amongst trade partners with global standards across 150 countries, has released its newest standard, the Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability (GPPS).    The GPPS, which was developed by The Consumer Goods […]
Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 Blog 13 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 For corporates, it is readily accepted that climate change and environmental pressures are going to increasingly disrupt business as usual. However, in a time of a global pandemic and economic upheaval, some may assume that corporate action on climate change may drop down the priority list. However, our recent research has found that this is […]
Press Release 01 Jul 2010 Consumer Goods Companies Tackle Packaging and Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum initiative releases global framework measurement system for trading partners    PARIS, 1st July, 2010 – The  Consumer  Goods  Forum  is  delighted  to  release  the  first  report  from  its  Sustainability workstream.     The report, A Global Language for Packaging and Sustainability, delivers a common framework and measurement system that trading  partners […]
New Interview Series From Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Drive Conversation Forwards on Sustainability Standards, Responsible Procurement and Due Diligence Press Release 24 Mar 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New Interview Series From Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Drive Conversation Forwards on Sustainability Standards, Responsible Procurement and Due Diligence PARIS, 24th March 2021 – The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched “SSCI Insights,” a brand-new virtual interview series created to take a deeper look at the SSCI’s mission to build trust in sustainability standards worldwide. Featuring members of the SSCI Coalition of Action, owners of schemes […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards Press Release 25 Apr 2018 Social Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards PARIS, 25th April 2018 – To help meet the needs of our members, and to support the development of socially and environmentally responsible supply chains around the world, the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to create the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI).  Under the leadership of a high-level Steering Committee, co-chaired […]
Press Release 06 Sep 2011 Consumer Goods Companies Release First Global Measurement System for Packaging Sustainability  PARIS, France, 6th September 2011 – The Consumer Goods Forum today announced the release of the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability (GPPS) to enable the consumer goods industry to better assess the relative sustainability of packaging.    The GPPS is part of the sustainability work stream at the Consumer Goods Forum, which is sponsored by […]
Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference News Update 09 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference On 29th October, CGF Social Sustainability Manager Nadia Bunce joined a virtual discussion at the annual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues and Conference for a panel titled, “Responsible Recruitment: A Post Covid-19 Agenda Across Supply Chains.”  The panel focused on the role of responsible recruitment both specifically in India and globally. Nadia spoke about […]
#EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 Blog 22 Apr 2020 Environmental Sustainability #EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 This year’s Earth Day has taken on new significance, as the global community continues to grapple to control the Covid-19 pandemic, an unprecedented crisis in our modern times with far-reaching and inter-connected global challenges and consequences. This crisis has demonstrated how much we depend on each other, as one humanity living on one planet, for […]