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CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing News Update 06 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Supports New UN Due Diligence Tool for Ensuring Seafarers’ Wellbeing The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today offered its support of a new tool to support Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) from a collective of United Nations agencies that focuses on protecting seafarers stranded on ships due to new COVID-19 variants and government-imposed travel restrictions. The framework, entitled “Maritime Human Rights Risks and the Covid-19 […]
Barilla Provides Insights into Its Own Transformation Journey with Wisdom Works in Support of Employee Health & Wellbeing and a Better Brand News Update 30 Apr 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Barilla Provides Insights into Its Own Transformation Journey with Wisdom Works in Support of Employee Health & Wellbeing and a Better Brand In the latest episode of the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Employee Experts Conversation Series, CHL Director Sharon Bligh was joined by CGF member Julia Schwoerer, VP of Marketing, Mulino Bianco, Barilla Group, and Renee Moorefield, CEO, and Dianne Culhane, Brand Strategist & Executive Wellbeing Coach, at Wisdom Works Group. As part of the CHL […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at Food Integrity 2021 on Industry Challenges News Update 29 Apr 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at Food Integrity 2021 on Industry Challenges On Friday April 23rd, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at Food Integrity 2021 which brought together professionals from the food and beverage sector to debate the challenges facing the industry and share their lessons and solutions. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to […]
End-to-End Value Chain Publishes SpringBoard Executive Summary on Retail on the Cusp of a New Era News Update 23 Apr 2021 End-to-End Value Chain Publishes SpringBoard Executive Summary on Retail on the Cusp of a New Era The Consumer Goods Forum and Edge by Ascential hosted a virtual SpringBoard event on 4th March 2021 to discuss the future retail environment and the biggest challenges and opportunities for consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) in the new era of commerce. Download the Executive Summary from the 4th March event to get an overview of […]
Collaboration for Healthier Lives Japan Launches Collaborative Municipality Project News Update 21 Apr 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Collaboration for Healthier Lives Japan Launches Collaborative Municipality Project On 19 April 2021 members of The Consumer Goods Forum, AEON, Ajinomoto, Kokubu, and Kikkoman, launched a collaborative project tackling salt reduction, in partnership with Chiba City, Japan. This marks a key milestone in Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Japan’s mission to promote healthier lifestyle habits and extend healthier life expectancy. Through the project, members aim […]
CGF Sustainability Director Moderates Panel on Food Waste and the SDGs at The Future of Food USA News Update 20 Apr 2021 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director Moderates Panel on Food Waste and the SDGs at The Future of Food USA On March 25th, Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), joined a panel at The Future of Food USA, organised by Innovation Forum. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalition Food Waste was invited to moderate a panel “Global food waste and the SDGs: How can companies reduce and eliminate food waste in […]
Updates on CGF Latin America – Encuentro CEO News Update 12 Apr 2021 Corporate Updates on CGF Latin America – Encuentro CEO Latin America is a continent with many opportunities for retail, but it demands a deep understanding of the many different realities and markets, far from a one-size-fits-all approach.   Based on this reality, and aware of the opportunity to present the work done by the CGF to Colombian CEOs, the CGF LatAm team and Grupo […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members News Update 12 Apr 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members On April 7th 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste held an informative webinar for members interested in finding out more about the Coalition’s three workstreams. Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at the CGF set the scene for the discussion, by providing attendees with an overview on the mission and work […]
The CGF Latin America Joins “Pacto por la Comida” News Update 01 Apr 2021 Food Waste The CGF Latin America Joins “Pacto por la Comida” The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce that it is a signatory of “Pacto por la Comida”, an ambitious voluntary agreement which aims to bring together stakeholders to make food and beverage production more sustainable and prevent food loss and waste up to 50% in the next ten years in México. On March […]
CHL and Ahold Delhaize Hold Conversation Session on Associate Wellbeing in the Retail Landscape News Update 30 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL and Ahold Delhaize Hold Conversation Session on Associate Wellbeing in the Retail Landscape The third instalment in the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Employee Experts Conversation Series, in partnership with Ahold Delhaize, took place on 25 March 2021. Hellen de Leeuw – Jansen, Program Director Benefits at Ahold Delhaize, took a deep dive into the company’s global framework used to drive associate health and wellbeing across each of […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging Commodity Roadmap News Update 26 Mar 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging Commodity Roadmap The Forest Positive Coalition has published the first version of its Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging (PPP) Roadmap, a foundational document for Coalition members which will guide them in their efforts to remove deforestation and conversion from PPP supply chains. It is the third Commodity Roadmap from the Coalition: the first, on palm oil, was […]
“Tony’s Chocolonely Deserves Support for Tackling the Complexity of Combatting Forced Labour,” says CGF Sustainability Director in Reuters Editorial News Update 25 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour “Tony’s Chocolonely Deserves Support for Tackling the Complexity of Combatting Forced Labour,” says CGF Sustainability Director in Reuters Editorial Commenting on the recent news around Tony’s Chocolonely and how it has been dropped from Slave Free Chocolate’s list of ethical chocolate companies, despite its efforts to fight forced labour in global cocoa supply chains, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability Didier Bergeret has contributed an opinion piece to Reuters Events Sustainable Business. […]
SSCI Senior Manager Joins Seafish “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices” Dialogue News Update 25 Mar 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Joins Seafish “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices” Dialogue On Thursday 25th March 2021, the CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Senior Manager, Thomas van Haaren, joined a cross-sector dialogue focused on current issues regarding responsible labour practices in the seafood industry. The session, entitled “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices,” was hosted by the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG), a forum facilitated by […]
The CHL Coalition Steering Committee, Local CHL Co-Chairs, and Employee Working Group Join Forces to Drive 2021 Ambition for Healthier Lives News Update 24 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The CHL Coalition Steering Committee, Local CHL Co-Chairs, and Employee Working Group Join Forces to Drive 2021 Ambition for Healthier Lives The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition held their first bi-annual Steering Committee Meeting of 2021 on 16-17 March. The meetings kicked off by framing the Coalition’s shared ambition to expand their reach and impact, accelerate their learning, set the example for their own employees, and continually support vulnerable communities. With […]
CGF Board Co-Chair Shares Migros Ticaret’s Product Data Journey in Turkey News Update 22 Mar 2021 Product Data CGF Board Co-Chair Shares Migros Ticaret’s Product Data Journey in Turkey The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) launched its Product Data Coalition of Action in 2020 to address weaknesses faced in today’s data exchange processes by ensuring that all products have a unique identification, that all IDs can be verified in real time, and that all brand owners, retailers and platforms follow the same Global Data Model […]
CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection News Update 19 Mar 2021 Social Sustainability CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection On 19th March 2021, the CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) held an informative session for HRC and SSCI members about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its new legislation which can prevent the import of consumer goods to the United States […]