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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 […]
Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado Press Release 25 Oct 2017 Environmental Sustainability Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado LONDON, 25th October 2017 — At a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales to accelerate progress towards deforestation-free supply chains, 23 global companies including Ahold Delhaize, M&S, McDonalds, Nando’s, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart have launched a Statement of Support for the Objectives of the Cerrado Manifesto and commit to working with local and international stakeholders to […]
Press Release 15 Jun 2010 Industry Leaders Set Out Vision on How to Win in a Consumer-led Future CEOs of world’s leading consumer goods companies come together at Global Summit    PARIS, 15th June 2010 – The Consumer Goods Forum today announced its 2010 Global Summit, which will take place in London on 23 – 25 June 2010. The leaders of some of the worlds’ most influential consumer goods companies will take to […]
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 […]
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. […]
The Business Case for the CGF Agenda –   What Have We Learned in a Year? Blog 10 Mar 2018 FLP-Conference The Business Case for the CGF Agenda – What Have We Learned in a Year? In February last year, Kraft Heinz made an unexpected and unsolicited $143 billion bid for Unilever. While the bid was subsequently withdrawn, it added further fuel to the debate about whether businesses should pursue positive change strategies (as Unilever continues to do) or focus only on maximising profit (which is how Kraft Heinz’s strategy is […]
Press Release 29 Nov 2010 Consumer Goods Industry Announces Initiatives on Climate Protection Retailers and manufacturers to halt deforestation practices and phase out climate-damaging refrigerants    PARIS, 29th November 2010 – On the first day of the Cancun Climate Summit, the Consumer Goods Forum announced two major initiatives on climate change: to work toward ending deforestation, and to phase out the use of refrigerant gases with high global […]
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 […]
Press Release 22 Jul 2019 Health & Wellness The CGF and GAIN Join Forces on Employee Health Move Part of CGF’s Global Health Agenda and Its Collaborations for Healthier Lives Initiative   GENEVA and PARIS, 17th July 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have joined forces to drive the conversation on health and nutrition in the workplace. On July 3rd and 4th, the CGF and GAIN held a […]
Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal Blog 23 Sep 2015 Environmental Sustainability Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal   In 2010 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recognised that it had to help its members tackle deforestation in their supply chains. The CGF Board agreed a Resolution that committed its members to achieving zero net deforestation in key commodity supply chains by 2020.   Deforestation is a massive phenomenon that occurs on an industrial […]
Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
Press Release 06 Jul 2015 Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020 LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.    The announcement was made on Friday at a meeting […]
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 Champions 12.3 Report Asks if World is Making Progress on Food Loss and Waste Blog 21 Sep 2016 Food Waste New Champions 12.3 Report Asks if World is Making Progress on Food Loss and Waste A new report on behalf of Champions 12.3 assesses global progress toward Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls for halving food waste and reducing food loss by 2030. Champions 12.3 is a unique coalition of leaders across government, business and civil society dedicated to achieving Target 12.3.    Our Managing Director Peter Freedman […]
World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide Blog 16 Oct 2018 Food Waste World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide In a world with a growing population, increasing cost of food, concerns about inequality and food insecurity, diverting food waste from landfills and finding innovative ways of putting it to beneficial use are particularly important. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that 821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger, and […]
The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry Press Release 06 Nov 2018 Social Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry FLA report highlights serious challenges in the Indonesian and Malaysian markets PARIS, 6th November 2018 – Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries. A new report from the Fair Labor Association […]