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CGF Hosts Latin America Board Meeting in Colombia News Update 23 May 2022 Corporate CGF Hosts Latin America Board Meeting in Colombia CGF Members Joined by the First Lady of Colombia and Minister of the Environment The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recently welcomed the return of its Latin America (LatAm) Board Meeting. The LatAm Board took place in-person on 22nd April 2022, at the Hotel JW Marriot in Bogota, Colombia, with more than 18 CEOs and 22 […]
CHL China to Support Chinese Government’s Healthier Lives Initiatives, Part of China’s National Nutrition Week News Update 13 May 2022 Health & Wellness CHL China to Support Chinese Government’s Healthier Lives Initiatives, Part of China’s National Nutrition Week The Consumer Goods Forum has been chosen to work in collaboration with the Chinese Nutrition Society (CNS) to implement updated dietary guidelines across the country. As the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition of The Consumer Forum is actively involved in implementing regional projects, including in-store trials, CHL China will partner with the CNS to […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes New Member: Woolworths Group News Update 12 May 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Welcomes New Member: Woolworths Group In May 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) has been pleased to welcome its newest member, Woolworths Group. The addition of this new member brings the Coalition’s membership to 30 CGF members committed to helping achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide by driving individual […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Informational Webinar on Plastic Treaty with UNEP News Update 11 May 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Informational Webinar on Plastic Treaty with UNEP On 26th April, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste held an informative webinar for members alongside the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) to provide more information on UNEP’s Plastics Treaty. Llorenç Milà i Canals, Programme Officer at UNEP opened the webinar by explaining the process that led up to the mandate […]
LatAm Board of Directors Meets In-Person to Drive Positive Change News Update 22 Apr 2022 Health & Wellness LatAm Board of Directors Meets In-Person to Drive Positive Change BOGOTA: Friday the 22nd of April, the CGF LatAm Board of Directors will be meeting in-person for the first time in two years since COVID hit. Led by CEOs to support the work of our coalitions, the Board tackles issues related to healthier lives, sustainability, data transparency, supply chains, race to zero and food safety. […]
Food Waste Coalition Creates Database of Third Party Food Donation Technologies and Solutions News Update 19 Apr 2022 Food Waste Food Waste Coalition Creates Database of Third Party Food Donation Technologies and Solutions The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and its Food Waste Coalition of Action are pleased to share a new tool designed for CGF members to easily access a database of third party food donation technologies and solutions available in different global regions, housed on the CGF members’ space. Members can filter technologies by country, services (e.g. B2B, data analytics, delivery vs pick up, partnerships with non-profits, […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at GFSI Conference 2022 in Barcelona News Update 11 Apr 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at GFSI Conference 2022 in Barcelona On March 31st, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) joined a panel discussion at the 2022 edition of the GFSI Conference. Attendees gathered at the in-person event in Barcelona, Spain for three days of discussion on the theme of “Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food”. The plenary session, in which Ignacio […]
FSI, SIFAV, and SJC Commit to Solely Accept SSCI-Recognised Social Standards Starting in 2023 News Update 18 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative FSI, SIFAV, and SJC Commit to Solely Accept SSCI-Recognised Social Standards Starting in 2023 In December 2021, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI), the Sustainability Initiative Fruits and Vegetables (SIFAV) and the Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC), with support from IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, announced that starting in 2023, the three initiatives and their respective members will solely accept audits and verifications from third-party social sustainability standards that have been […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Members: Kerry Group and McCormick News Update 14 Mar 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Members: Kerry Group and McCormick The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has been pleased to welcome two new members, Kerry Group and McCormick, bringing the Coalition’s membership to 21 CGF members committed to building trust in the consumer goods industry by offering clear guidance on which third-party social compliance auditing, certification, and monitoring programmes are credible, […]
CGF MD Wai-Chan Chan Speaks on Decarbonisation of Consumer Goods at FT Climate Capital Live in London News Update 10 Mar 2022 Corporate CGF MD Wai-Chan Chan Speaks on Decarbonisation of Consumer Goods at FT Climate Capital Live in London On 8th March, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Wai-Chan Chan, spoke at the FT Climate Capital Live event in London. The three-day event was heavily focused on what needs to happen to address the climate emergency now facing the world, with Wai-Chan talking more specifically on how the consumer goods industry must […]
Forest Positive Coalition Launches Palm Oil Deforestation Monitoring and Response Framework News Update 10 Mar 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Launches Palm Oil Deforestation Monitoring and Response Framework The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition has today published a Framework to proactively monitor and address deforestation and peat non-compliances linked to palm oil supply chains. The Coalition has consulted extensively in developing this Framework with actors from across the palm oil value chain, including CSOs as well as the World Resources Institute […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Panel on Plastic Packaging at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit News Update 09 Mar 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Joins Panel on Plastic Packaging 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 dedicated to rethinking plastic packaging solutions at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit. Ignacio who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Plastic Waste and Food Waste was invited to share his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges for packaging, and […]
CGF Partners with Economist Impact’s 9th Annual World Ocean Summit: CGF Sustainability Director to Speak on Plastic Waste News Update 18 Feb 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Partners with Economist Impact’s 9th Annual World Ocean Summit: CGF Sustainability Director to Speak on Plastic Waste Next month, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan will be speaking at Economist Impact’s World Ocean Summit 2022. The CGF is once again a proud association partner of this year’s event, which will take the form of a four-day virtual conference from 1st to 4th March. This global event brings together the […]
Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series News Update 15 Feb 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Launches Human Rights Due Diligence Training Series In February 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) launched a new virtual training series to help raise awareness of the importance of deploying Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in HRC members’ own operations. HRDD is the process organisations should carry out to identify, prevent, […]
CGF Members Publish New Guidelines for Ecomodulation of Extended Producer Responsibility Fees News Update 08 Feb 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Members Publish New Guidelines for Ecomodulation of Extended Producer Responsibility Fees Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action of Plastic Waste (the Coalition) have today released a paper outlining guiding principles for the ecomodulation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) fees. This publication is an addendum to the paper “Building a Circular Economy for Packaging: View from the Consumer Goods Industry on Optimal Extended […]
SSCI Public Consultation Opens on the Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1 Parts I and II News Update 01 Feb 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Public Consultation Opens on the Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1 Parts I and II The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative has today launched a 30-day public consultation on the SSCI Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1, covering: • Part I: Benchmarking Process • Part II: Requirements for the Management of Schemes Following feedback, the SSCI Coalition of Action has approved updates to the Processing/Manufacturing […]