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CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report News Update 27 Sep 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report Didier Bergeret, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Director of Sustainability, has contributed to a new publication released by the International Trade Centre (ITC) entitled, “Sustainability Standards: A New Deal to Build Forward Better”. The publication was released as part of the ITC’s Trade for Sustainable Development Forum.  In his interview, entitled “COVID-19: Shining a Spotlight on […]
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 […]
CGF HRC Hosts Informative Webinar on Impactt’s New Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs News Update 24 Sep 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Hosts Informative Webinar on Impactt’s New Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs On 27th July, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Human Right Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) hosted an informative session on Impactt’s new Principles and Guidelines for the Repayment of Migrant Worker Recruitment Fees and Related Costs.  Building on the CGF’s work with stakeholders from government and civil society since the launch of the […]
CGF to Host Virtual Event on Food Waste with Champions 12.3 and WBCSD News Update 21 Sep 2021 Food Waste CGF to Host Virtual Event on Food Waste with Champions 12.3 and WBCSD Every year the global economy loses $1 trillion from food loss and waste. From producers to retailers, the private sector has pulled together to address this massive inefficiency in the worldwide food system. Through whole-supply-chain initiatives like 10x20x30, the scale of action is accelerating. But with less than a decade left to achieve the UN’s […]
CGF Holds Virtual EPR Event in with Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2Worth News Update 05 Sep 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Holds Virtual EPR Event in with Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2Worth In late August, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) held its first online event in Colombia in partnership with the Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2worth. During the workshop, over 200 representatives from different stakeholder organisations, including government, academia, CGF member and non-member companies, plastic collectives, among others, took part in the dialogue on extended […]
CGF Sustainability Officer Speaks on Food Waste on Panel Hosted by SPEEDA Edge News Update 30 Aug 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Officer Speaks on Food Waste on Panel Hosted by SPEEDA Edge On 10th June, Aliya Kumekbayeva, Sustainability Officer at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), participated in a webinar hosted by emerging technology research platform, SPEEDA Edge, on the topic of food waste. Aliya was invited to join the panel to share the work of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on Food Waste, and her […]
CGF Sustainability Team Speaks on Food Waste at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Webinar News Update 30 Aug 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Team Speaks on Food Waste at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Webinar On 29th July, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), and fellow team member Aliya Kumekbayeva, Sustainability Officer spoke during a webinar organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The webinar brought together experts and representatives from the wholesale and retail sector, and leading tech companies, to […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 24 Aug 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition (FPC) is proud to sponsor this year’s annual Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe, to be held virtually from 27th to 29th September. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joins the […]
Employee Wellbeing Takes Centre Stage with New Paper & Launch of CEO-led #WellbeingWednesday News Update 18 Aug 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Employee Wellbeing Takes Centre Stage with New Paper & Launch of CEO-led #WellbeingWednesday What’s Next for Wellbeing? Together with long-time partner Kin&Co, we are today publishing a paper on the new business realities for employee wellbeing and how a fresh approach, beyond tokenism, is now needed. The new paper, shaped by the COVID context, looks at the needs and expectations of employees, the opportunities for businesses and what […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) News Update 18 Aug 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for BRCGS Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2) The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for Processing & Manufacturing Version 1.0. BRCGS submitted Issue 2 of its Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing for review against the SSCI […]
Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action News Update 12 Aug 2021 Environmental Sustainability Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action The Consumer Goods Forum has published an open letter to its members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan in response to the recent IPCC report and need for urgent action. Dear Members, You will have seen earlier this week that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the UN body responsible for climate science – […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance News Update 12 Aug 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance On August 4th, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) spoke on a panel discussion hosted by BrightTALK on the topic of sustainable finance. Ignacio who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to the panel to share his thoughts on the role of the financial sector […]
CGF Participates in UN Food Systems Pre-Summit and Supports UNFSS Action Tracks News Update 29 Jul 2021 Corporate CGF Participates in UN Food Systems Pre-Summit and Supports UNFSS Action Tracks PARIS, 29th July 2021 — This year is a critical one for The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and its Coalitions of Action, as we work together with key partners and stakeholders to tackle the crucial challenges and drive the urgent changes needed to secure sustainable food systems. As we look ahead to the United Nations Food Systems […]
Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 28 Jul 2021 Forest Positive Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director In July 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, published an editorial in Business Green about the importance of businesses’ involvement in landscape-level initiatives as part of the global strategy to fight deforestation. The article, entitled “Businesses must engage in landscapes initiatives if we are to tackle deforestation,” explains the business case […]
Private Sector in the Spotlight at UNFSS Pre-Summit Session on Workforce Nutrition News Update 27 Jul 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Private Sector in the Spotlight at UNFSS Pre-Summit Session on Workforce Nutrition 2021 is a critical year for the The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition to drive their agenda to support healthier consumers globally. It marks the halfway point in the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition, as the world prepares for the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Gears Up to Host New, Innovative E2E Event – WinterComes News Update 23 Jul 2021 The Consumer Goods Forum Gears Up to Host New, Innovative E2E Event – WinterComes This 29 September – 1 October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End Value Chain (E2E) initiative will be breaking new ground by hosting an all-new event, WinterComes, in Sitges, Barcelona. WinterComes is the first in a fresh series of bi-annual, bi-continental events to take place on rotation in winter and summer in Barcelona and […]