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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 […]
The Importance of Transparency for the FMCG Industry Blog 14 Aug 2018 Corporate The Importance of Transparency for the FMCG Industry Transparency is widely acknowledged as a critical factor in building consumer trust in a company or brand. And there is a great deal of data demonstrating that trust leads to sales growth. So, transparency has become something of a buzzword these days in the consumer industry. But it can mean many different things depending on […]
Unlocking the Value of Product Transparency Blog 25 Jun 2018 E2E Value Chain Unlocking the Value of Product Transparency Fake news. Wikileaks. The Panama Papers. The March for Truth. It seems more than likely that the 2010s will be remembered chiefly for its crisis of trust, and the citizen-led movement for truth and transparency. The public’s trust in all sectors of society is falling, and although CEOs and employers are more trusted in many […]
Earning Trust Through Transparency Blog 01 Nov 2017 Earning Trust Through Transparency   Trust. It can sound a lot like a buzzword or business jargon. A word or phrase thrown around by leaders when trying to identify, define or solve a problem. Sometimes it’s not even a consideration until it’s lost. According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer study, only about half of the general population trusts […]
Why Traceability and Transparency Have to be Top of the Agenda in the Boardroom Blog 08 Jun 2018 Why Traceability and Transparency Have to be Top of the Agenda in the Boardroom As we approach The Consumer Goods Forum’s 62nd Global Summit in Singapore, I’m looking forward to participating in and leading discussions related to traceability and environmental sustainability. The topic is becoming increasingly important for the consumer goods industry, as we seek to tackle major global issues such as deforestation. As consumers, we want guarantees for […]
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 […]
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 Rise of the Conscious Consumer and the Need for Greater Transparency Blog 16 Nov 2017 The Rise of the Conscious Consumer and the Need for Greater Transparency      Since the rise of the internet and new technologies, consumers today have far more tools at their disposal to research their purchases. No longer do they go to the shop around the corner to buy a recommended product, but instead, they do their own research, compare prices and read reviews online. Consumers also […]
Future of Supply Chain Transparency SpringBoard Executive Summary Out Now News Update 03 Feb 2020 E2E Value Chain Future of Supply Chain Transparency SpringBoard Executive Summary Out Now The Consumer Goods Forum’s End-to-End Value Chain team held a SpringBoard event in collaboration with KPMG the Netherlands in September 2019 on the Future of Supply Chain Transparency. Industry experts gathered at the KPMG offices in Amstelveen to share their knowledge and best practices on cloud-based supply chain technologies, blockchain, transparency in agriculture and food […]
Supply Chain Transparency, Reimagined Podcast 26 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Supply Chain Transparency, Reimagined In this episode, CGF’s Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Trinanjan Gupta at TagOne,  a blockchain empowered tech traceability platform, about the challenges in supply chain transparency and the role blockchain and cloud tech play in capturing and sharing data in food supply chains.        Sign Up For More End-to-End Value Chain Podcasts  iTunes  Spotify
The Future Belongs to Honest Products Press Release 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit The Future Belongs to Honest Products Futerra and The Consumer Goods Forum today launch The Honest Product Guide, revealing new rewards for product transparency on social, health, environmental and safety issues.   LISBON, Portugal, 25th October 2018 — Today, The Consumer Goods Forum and the global change agency Futerra launch The Honest Product Guide, exploring breakthroughs in what experts and consumers agree is the […]
E2E SpringBoard Executive Summary – The Future of Supply Chain Transparency Publication 03 Feb 2020 E2E Value Chain E2E SpringBoard Executive Summary – The Future of Supply Chain Transparency
From Farm to Fork: Supply Chain Transparency Podcast 05 Mar 2020 Corporate From Farm to Fork: Supply Chain Transparency Are consumers as interested in sustainable products as we might like to think? How can technology empower the industry to connect the data dots from farm to fork? Marjan De Bock-Smit, Founder and Owner of SIM Supply Chain, and Managing Partner of ImpactBuying answers these questions and more, exploring all things technology, data, and transparent […]
CGF End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar – Increasing Transparency, Building Trust Video 26 Jun 2017 E2E Value Chain CGF End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar – Increasing Transparency, Building Trust
Press Release 28 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 3  ANAHEIM, Calif., USA, 28th February 2014 – The last day of the Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference was kicked off by yet another set of inspiring breakfast sessions, kindly hosted by the conference sponsors Ecolab, SGS and NSF International. The following plenary and breakout sessions involved thought provoking discussions around one central […]
We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships Blog 16 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships We recently conducted dedicated research to gather the perspectives on how retailers and suppliers are being impacted and are adapting in key markets around the world: China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK. We have also collected detailed feedback from the remainder of our 40 markets. Their stories explore the tensions brought about by […]