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Leveraging Workforce Nutrition for Better Health across the Global Value Chain: Unilever’s Experience Blog 31 Aug 2021 Health & Wellness Leveraging Workforce Nutrition for Better Health across the Global Value Chain: Unilever’s Experience With the UN Food Systems Summit fast approaching and with my colleague Anjalli Ravi Kumar having spoken at the recent UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit, I thought it was a perfect time for me, as CMO of a global business, to reflect on what we have been doing at Unilever to support such initiatives. One […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste News Update 02 Nov 2020 Plastic Waste CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste At the China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA) member conference from 19-21 October 2020, the CGF China Office held a panel discussion on 20 October 2020 in Hangzhou, China, to discuss the CGF, its members and other industry actors on their plastic waste and recycling efforts. Additionally, representatives from recycling companies in China were […]
World’s Leading Businesses to Convene at The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit to Accelerate Positive Change for Business, People and Planet Press Release 02 Jun 2021 Global Summit World’s Leading Businesses to Convene at The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit to Accelerate Positive Change for Business, People and Planet Senior leaders from hundreds of businesses gear up for The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit, the flagship event uniting retailers, manufacturers and other companies in collaboration for a better world Summit will be held virtually from 21 – 24 June, with session hosts including Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Reckitt and […]
World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Press Release 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours […]
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. […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Launches Full Set of “Golden Design Rules” to Tackle Plastic Waste Press Release 13 Jul 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Launches Full Set of “Golden Design Rules” to Tackle Plastic Waste PARIS, 13th July 2021 – With a common vision of a world where no plastic waste ends up in nature – land or sea – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste today announces the latest critical step made by Coalition members to transform the industry’s relationship with plastic packaging. The […]
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 […]
The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Press Release 24 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Now What? Key Takeaways and Conclusions from The Consumer Goods Forum’s 2021 Global Summit PARIS, 24 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s virtual 2021 Global Summit closed this afternoon, the conclusion of four days of focused conversation around challenges and opportunities in the consumer goods industry. This event marked the first time that the […]
Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry Press Release 08 Sep 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry The Consumer Goods Forum gears up to host more than 400 industry leaders and experts from 13th – 14th October, for two days of inspirational talks and best practice sessions helping to drive positive change for business, people and planet Major businesses and non-profit organisations including Unilever, Danone, PepsiCo, WHO, Walmart and WWF will reflect […]
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 […]
Employers Bringing Healthy Nutrition to Their Workforce During COVID-19 Uncertainty Press Release 07 Apr 2021 Health & Wellness Employers Bringing Healthy Nutrition to Their Workforce During COVID-19 Uncertainty New tools launched today by The Consumer Goods Forum and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition are driving employer action. PARIS, 7th April – One in three people worldwide suffers from malnutrition today, making it a massive global concern impacting individuals, businesses, and economies alike – in both developing and developed countries. The health impacts of […]