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First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Press Release 06 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Key Points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organisations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste  An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are […]
Industry Reports on Food Loss and Waste Using a Harmonised Cross-Initiative Approach News Update 27 Sep 2021 Food Waste Industry Reports on Food Loss and Waste Using a Harmonised Cross-Initiative Approach Spearheading the consumer goods industry’s action to reduce food loss and waste in own operations, members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Food Waste Coalition of Action are now publicly reporting on their food surplus and waste data in a harmonised approach. As part of the Coalition’s decisive objective to facilitate public reporting across leading […]
Champions 12.3 Releases Second Annual Report to Assess Food Loss and Waste News Update 22 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Champions 12.3 Releases Second Annual Report to Assess Food Loss and Waste Champions 12.3 has just released its second annual report to assess global progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, adopted two years ago, which calls to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030. In this latest publication, co-authored with WRI, Champions 12.3 concludes that while Target 12.3 is ambitious, it is achievable. […]
Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels News Update 21 Nov 2018 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels On 17th October 2018, Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan spoke at a conference organised by EuroCommerce, entitled “Circular Economy – Scaling up Market Solutions in Retail and Wholesale”. Speakers and delegates discussed how retail & wholesale businesses can work together with government and others in the supply chain to achieve a circular economy. The main […]
Food Loss and Waste: Have You Heard? Blog 20 Aug 2017 Food Waste Food Loss and Waste: Have You Heard?   By now you’ve probably heard that about 1/3 of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted. And you’ve likely heard about all the impacts this huge inefficiency causes. Food loss and waste, for example, results in roughly $940 billion in economic losses globally per year. It consumes one-quarter of all water […]
Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 03 Nov 2016 Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry. The conference […]
CGF Sustainability Director: “How Grocery Can Unite to Take Meaningful Action on Food Waste” News Update 08 Mar 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director: “How Grocery Can Unite to Take Meaningful Action on Food Waste” An article written by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was published in The Grocer about the scale and implications of the global food waste problem, the role that the consumer goods industry can play to resolve it, and the actions that the members of CGF’s Food Waste Coalition are taking. […]
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 […]
Understanding the Scale of the Global Food Loss Problem is Our First Step Towards Fixing It Blog 29 Sep 2020 Food Waste Understanding the Scale of the Global Food Loss Problem is Our First Step Towards Fixing It At The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), we have been concerned with food waste since 2015, when we launched our Board Resolution to reduce waste in our members’ supply chains and meet Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. Now, we have taken that resolution further by developing a Coalition of Action of committed and highly motivated companies to […]
The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal Press Release 14 Sep 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal The Consumer Goods Industry to Meet in Canada to Discuss Megatrends, Positive Business Actions and Implementation Challenges The second Sustainable Retail Summit convenes in Montréal on 2nd-3rd October The event brings together retail and manufacturing leaders to collaborate on key industry issues including forced labor, food waste and consumer health   PARIS, 14th September 2017 […]
Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability Blog 19 Nov 2017 Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability     Singles’ Day, Asia’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has once again been and gone. It is a fascinating phenomenon, taking China by storm every November 11th, as young people celebrate being single by treating themselves and friends to gifts. The event is becoming increasingly important to the Chinese economy; last year, […]
One Healthful Step at a Time Blog 25 Jul 2019 Health & Wellness One Healthful Step at a Time Through the One for Good initiative, stations are set up throughout area stores to educate shoppers about healthful choices. Eating well works best not as a 30-day fast, a fad diet or a New Year’s resolution, but as a lifestyle. Establishing a healthy lifestyle works best as a coordinated effort of not only individuals, but […]
Fighting Food Waste Podcast 06 Dec 2019 Food Waste Fighting Food Waste In this episode, host Louise Chester talks to Dr. Richard Swannell, Director, WRAP Global about the fight against food waste, the challenges and barriers to success, and the vital role that consumers can play.     Sign Up For More CGF Podcasts  Apple Podcasts  Spotify
Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? Blog 04 Dec 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair. An estimated one-third of food produced for human […]
A More Sustainable Future Blog 14 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit A More Sustainable Future Ahead of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit this month, Elvan Onal, P&G Vice President For Home Care products in Europe reinforces the company’s approach to sustainability – the belief that actions speak louder than words – and outlines how this translates into innovation. There is one common factor all industries are facing today; […]
Aiming for the Food Waste Breakthrough Blog 29 Sep 2021 Food Waste Aiming for the Food Waste Breakthrough Twice as high as estimated – the news that WWF broke in August 2021 on the amount of global food loss and waste weren’t exactly what was needed on top of the climate crisis, extreme weather events and its severe consequences as well as the worrying Covid-variants. A new report found that with 1,2 billion additional […]