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CGF HRC and SSCI Host Informative Session on U.S. Customs and Border Protection News Update 02 Apr 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 […]
SSCI Senior Manager Joins Seafish “Standards and At-Sea Labour Practices” Dialogue News Update 02 Apr 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 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. […]
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 Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing News Update 09 Mar 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing On 4th March, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined the 8th annual World Ocean Summit for a session entitled, “Developing a common position on human rights due diligence in fishing.” Didier, who oversees the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on the Plastics Challenge at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit News Update 09 Mar 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on the Plastics Challenge at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit On March 3rd, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Ignacio Gavilan, joined a panel discussion on marine plastic pollution and the responsibility of the consumer goods industry at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions on Plastic Waste and Food Waste was invited to join a panel […]
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. […]
CHL and Johnson & Johnson Hold Conversation Session on Employee Mental Health During COVID-19 News Update 08 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL and Johnson & Johnson Hold Conversation Session on Employee Mental Health During COVID-19 The second instalment in the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Employee Experts Conversation Series, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, took place on 25 February 2021. Johnson & Johnson’s Jennifer Posa, Global Head of Employee Mental Well-Being & Workplace Effectiveness, and Sean Chai, Global Head of Employee Health Innovation CoE, took a deep dive into […]
CHL Japan Publishes Report on Supply Chains for Consumer Goods in the Age of COVID-19 News Update 05 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Japan Publishes Report on Supply Chains for Consumer Goods in the Age of COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Japan local initiative has published a report on Supply Chains for Consumer Goods in the Age of COVID-19. This comes after a state of emergency was declared in Japan due to the pandemic, forcing companies to play their part in finding ways to keep their employees […]
CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 News Update 02 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition has published a case studies booklet highlighting the actions of member 51 companies and organisations to assist vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19. This comes after the December 2020 CGF announcement that its members would work together on a series of key actions to […]
SSCI Closes Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope News Update 23 Feb 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Closes Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope The CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has closed its latest public consultation on the Social Criteria for its At-Sea Operations (ASO) Scope. This was the second public consultation opened for the scope; the first public consultation held on the ASO Social Criteria, as well as the scope’s Scheme Management Criteria, was held in summer […]
End-to-End Value Chain Publishes Digital Manufacturing & Operations SpringBoard Executive Summary News Update 16 Feb 2021 End-to-End Value Chain Publishes Digital Manufacturing & Operations SpringBoard Executive Summary The Consumer Goods Forum and Accenture hosted the first in a series of three unique virtual SpringBoard events on 19 January 2021. The event brought together senior supply chain, operations and product development executives to delve into the topic of digital manufacturing and operations. This comes at a time when it is more important than […]