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Forest Positive Coalition Drives Dialogue Beyond ‘Deforestation-free’ at Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum News Update 01 Dec 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Drives Dialogue Beyond ‘Deforestation-free’ at Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum On 1st November 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Senior Manager, Sustainability, Debora Dias, was invited by Innovation Forum to host a session at the Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum in Amsterdam. The session, entitled ‘Is Deforestation-free Still the Right Ambition?’ brought together members and stakeholders of the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action to […]
CGF Board Member A.S. Watson Concludes ‘Healthy Lifestyle Month’ Campaign with Healthier Lives Coalition in China News Update 29 Nov 2022 Health & Wellness CGF Board Member A.S. Watson Concludes ‘Healthy Lifestyle Month’ Campaign with Healthier Lives Coalition in China In conjunction with China National Healthy Lifestyle Month, CGF Board Member retailer A.S. Watson joined hands with The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition in China to promote health and wellness through online and in-store activations during the month of September 2022. The objective of this campaign was to build up consumer mindset […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins UN Global Compact Network UK for Conversation on Nature and Climate Positive Solutions News Update 23 Nov 2022 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins UN Global Compact Network UK for Conversation on Nature and Climate Positive Solutions On 13th October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, was invited to speak at the Climate Action Summit hosted by the UN Global Compact Network UK about how businesses can take nature positive actions to help deliver on net-zero commitments. In the session entitled “Implementing Nature-based Solutions for Net Positive […]
CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Director Co-Chairs Discussion at the 13th Supply Chain Management Conference at University of Targoviste, Romania News Update 10 Nov 2022 E2E Value Chain CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Director Co-Chairs Discussion at the 13th Supply Chain Management Conference at University of Targoviste, Romania Ruediger Hagedorn, Director of End-to-End Value Chain at The Consumer Goods Forum co-chaired a discussion at the 13th edition of the Supply Chain Management for Efficient Consumer Response Conference organised by the European Retail Academy from the 13th – 14th October 2022 at the University of Targoviste, Romania.  The 2022 edition of the Supply Chain […]
CGF Sustainability Directors Host Keynotes on Human Rights and Plastic Waste at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA News Update 08 Nov 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Directors Host Keynotes on Human Rights and Plastic Waste at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA On 1st November 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Directors of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret and Ignacio Gavilan, hosted two keynote speeches at Reuters’ Transform Supply Chains USA conference in Chicago, focused on human rights due diligence and plastic waste, respectively. In conversation with Patricia Jurewicz, CEO of the Responsible Sourcing Network, Didier held a practical […]
CGF Sustainability Senior Manager Shares Corporate Progress on Zero-deforestation and Nature-positive Commitments in Forest Trends Webinar News Update 08 Nov 2022 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Senior Manager Shares Corporate Progress on Zero-deforestation and Nature-positive Commitments in Forest Trends Webinar On 3rd October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Senior Manager, Sustainability, Debora Dias, joined an online webinar hosted by Forest Trends to share insights from the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action and how its members are taking individual and collective action to remove deforestation, forest degradation, and conversion from their key commodity supply […]
SSCI Kicks Off Development of Environmental Benchmark at Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 07 Nov 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Kicks Off Development of Environmental Benchmark at Sustainable Retail Summit On 28th October 2022, the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), a Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), continued its work to develop a benchmark for independent environmental sustainability audit and compliance standards by convening a meeting with SSCI members and key stakeholders. Hosted at the CGF’s annual Sustainable Retail Summit in Amsterdam, […]
Driving Action on Healthier Lives: Key Stakeholders Gather to Accelerate Collaboration News Update 02 Nov 2022 Health & Wellness Driving Action on Healthier Lives: Key Stakeholders Gather to Accelerate Collaboration The Consumer Goods Forum Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action Steering Committee met in-person along with key stakeholders ATNI, BiteBack & ShareAction on the 26th October 2022 in Amsterdam. One week later, here are some key reflections.  The steering committee has the mandate to drive action and empower people to live healthier lives.  The […]
Radical Transparency is Vital to End Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 02 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Radical Transparency is Vital to End Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director In a recent article published by Products of Change, The Consumer Goods Forum Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, has explained why companies must commit to collaborative supply chain transparency if we are to achieve a forest positive future. Entitled “Radical Transparency is Vital to End Deforestation,” the article focuses on explaining why the Forest Positive […]
CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Returns to Barcelona-Sitges for the 2022 WinterComes Event News Update 14 Oct 2022 E2E Value Chain CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Returns to Barcelona-Sitges for the 2022 WinterComes Event Members of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF’s) Product Data coalition and a select group of supply chain professionals from the FMCG industry returned to Barcelona-Sitges for the latest in-person WinterComes event on the 26th and 27th September, 2022. The following companies attended the event – Capgemini, D-Wave Systems, Google, GS1 Global, Impact Buying, Incept, inoqo, […]
SSCI Team Joins International Fresh Produce Association Virtual Town Hall News Update 13 Oct 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Team Joins International Fresh Produce Association Virtual Town Hall On Wednesday 5th October 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) team joined a virtual town hall hosted by the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) to share more about the actions of the SSCI to help build trust in sustainability standards worldwide.  CGF Director of Sustainability Didier Bergeret and SSCI Senior […]
Mental Health in the Workplace: A Summary of the CHL’s Work on Mental Health and Wellbeing News Update 10 Oct 2022 Health & Wellness Mental Health in the Workplace: A Summary of the CHL’s Work on Mental Health and Wellbeing Today, on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2022, members of the CGF Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action reaffirms its commitment to working towards better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.  In September 2022, the WHO and ILO called for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work.  According to the […]
CGF Response to Human Rights Demonstrations at New York Climate Week  News Update 26 Sep 2022 Forest Positive CGF Response to Human Rights Demonstrations at New York Climate Week  As The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action launched its second Annual Report during an event at New York Climate Week last week, the Coalition was reminded of the importance of protecting human rights and environmental defenders thanks to demonstrations from several advocate groups. The Coalition firmly believes that forest positive has […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard News Update 26 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation for the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS), one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for At-Sea Operations Version 1.0. RFVS is the first third-party certification scheme to apply for SSCI Benchmarking under the […]
SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader News Update 21 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is recruiting an additional Benchmark Leader in Europe to support the SSCI Coalition of Action as it benchmarks third-party social sustainability auditing and certification schemes. The SSCI is working to build trust in and drive harmonisation among sustainability standards worldwide by recognises standards that cover […]
SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes News Update 20 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to take part in its latest public consultation as it seeks to align benchmarking criteria concerning scheme governance across its sectoral scopes. The SSCI is opening a new stakeholder consultation as opportunities have been identified to improve Part […]