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Facilitating a Race to the ‘Top’ for Business in Tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Blog 24 Sep 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Facilitating a Race to the ‘Top’ for Business in Tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Last year one of the most famous brands in the world, Apple, won the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Stop Slavery Award, alongside The Consumer Goods Forum member, Unilever. The Stop Slavery Award does not credit either company with being ‘slave free’, as today’s complex network of supply chains means that no company can truly claim this. […]
News Update 02 Jul 2017 Social Sustainability Director to Speak at Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Conference We are delighted to confirm that Didier Bergeret, our Social Sustainability Director, has been invited to speak at the upcoming “The Public-Private Partnership in the Fight Against Human Trafficking” Conference in Moscow, which runs from 20th-21st July 2017. Organised by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), special representative and co-ordinator for combating […]
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. […]
CGF Social Sustainability Initiative Serves on Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network News Update 28 Feb 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Social Sustainability Initiative Serves on Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network On 6th February, CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret attended the US Consultation as part of his role on the Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking. During the morning session facilitated by Didier, participants expressed their expectations about the Business Network, which could allow access to the […]
News Update 23 Jun 2017 CGF Co-Hosts Berlin Event “Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains” Over 120 experts came together to explore avenues of collaboration and partnerships in support of the eradication of forced labour. This event, titled Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains, recognised the need for cross sectoral collaborations and collective action if the issue of forced labour is to be resolved. The conference was co-hosted by The […]
Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses Blog 16 Dec 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses As we see out the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, one thing is clear: it’s time to step up action. Child labour has worsened. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, there are now 160 million children in child labour – 8.6 million more children than in 2016. In […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret speaks at “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at Argentinian Embassy, London. News Update 05 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret speaks at “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at Argentinian Embassy, London. CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret speaks at “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at Argentinian Embassy, London. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to participate in “B20 Priorities and Challenges”, a seminar hosted by the Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in London. Marcela Manubens from Unilever coordinated and facilitated the panel on social sustainability […]
CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore News Update 28 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business, alongside key partners, teamed up to host the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment & Employment on 11th and 12th June in Singapore. This important event provided an opportunity to explore successes and barriers to eliminating worker-paid fees, that often lead to […]
Giving a Voice to Those with None – My Story and the Fight Against Modern Day Slavery Blog 27 Jul 2017 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Giving a Voice to Those with None – My Story and the Fight Against Modern Day Slavery     Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO) states forced labour in the private economy generates US $150 billion in illegal profits per year, making it the world’s most profitable crime. There are almost 19 million victims globally who are exploited by modern slavery so today I’m here to tell you my story.    My name is […]
The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology Press Release 15 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology SINGAPORE, 15th June 2018 – ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has urged global business leaders to work together with the United Nations to build a future of work that is equitable and harnesses technology to enhance people’s lives, especially those who are trapped in forced labour. Speaking to over a 1,000 CEOs at The Consumer Goods […]
News Update 13 Jun 2016 Social Sustainability Director to Speak at NY Event on Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains Didier Bergeret, director of the GSCP and the CGF’s work on social sustainability, will be joining a distinguished list of speakers at the upcoming “Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains” event at the UN Headquarters in New York on 19th July. The event, organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), aims to build […]
Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor Blog 07 Oct 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor The social and economic devastation of the Covid pandemic has eroded years of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020 global labor income fell by USD $3.7 trillion; over 100 million people were pushed into unemployment; and 108 million people were pushed into poverty. The weight of this devastation is borne disproportionately by […]
Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment Press Release 12 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment PARIS and SINGAPORE, 12th June 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labour. Issued during the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment, the call to action was made alongside the International Labour […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires News Update 13 Dec 2017 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires   The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to participate in the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour organised by the Argentinian Government alongside the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret was invited to speak on a panel entitled “Supply Chains: Getting on top of complexity”, […]
CGF Featured in Global Cause’s “Labour Exploitation” Campaign 2017 Featured in the Observer News Update 21 Dec 2017 Social Sustainability CGF Featured in Global Cause’s “Labour Exploitation” Campaign 2017 Featured in the Observer On December 10th, Human Rights Day, Global Cause launched its 2017 Labour Exploitation Campaign as an independent supplement in the Observer. The expert-led publication, which launched on Human Rights Day, looks at how the UK and global powers are tackling modern slavery, human trafficking, child labour and other horrors of labour exploitation. The CGF’s Social […]
Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret Attends Bali Process Government and Business Forum News Update 13 Aug 2018 Social Sustainability Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret Attends Bali Process Government and Business Forum On 6th and 7th August, Didier Bergeret, Social Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) attended the second Bali Process Government and Business Forum, an important platform enabling public and private sector leaders across the Indo-Pacific region to share with and learn from peers in government and business – a crucial step in the […]