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Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Member: International Fresh Produce Association News Update 11 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Member: International Fresh Produce Association The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has been pleased to welcome a new member, International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), bringing the Coalition’s membership to 22 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 […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Featured on International Trade Centre (ITC) Standards Map News Update 03 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Featured on International Trade Centre (ITC) Standards Map The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to have been included in the Standards Map, launched in 2011 by the International Trade Centre, an agency of the United Nations and WTO. The inclusion of the SSCI into the Standards Map enables users to filter which sustainability schemes are recognised by […]
CGF Japan Collaborates with Save the Children Japan for the Second Year to Provide Food Support Boxes News Update 01 Aug 2022 Food Waste CGF Japan Collaborates with Save the Children Japan for the Second Year to Provide Food Support Boxes The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Japan Sustainability Local Group (JSLG), WRI 10x20x30 Food Waste Reduction Initiative Japan Project and Save the Children Japan have agreed to collaborate and conduct this supporting program in July and December 2022 and will provide “Children’s Food Support Boxes” to families in financial difficulties (3,200 families each time). This will […]
Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) and Impact for Urban Health Release Progress Update on Member-led Initiative in the UK News Update 28 Jul 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) and Impact for Urban Health Release Progress Update on Member-led Initiative in the UK Together with Impact on Urban Health, we recently published a new report highlighting the results of our latest round of Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) UK supermarket trials. The progress report follows on from the initial CHL UK report published in 2020 that shared findings from multiple supermarket trials designed to make healthier products more […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Webinar on Principles of Credible Chemical Recycling News Update 18 Jul 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Webinar on Principles of Credible Chemical Recycling On June 8th, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste held a webinar which explored the principles for credible chemical recycling. Attendees heard from Coalition members Unilever and Tetra Pak, as well as Zero Waste Europe and Ellen MacArthur Foundation, on why chemical recycling requires the implementation of principles to safeguard credibility of […]
Human Rights Lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez Joins CGF Sustainability Team News Update 05 Jul 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez Joins CGF Sustainability Team The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to welcome human rights lawyer Maria Isabel Cubides Sanchez to the sustainability team as Senior Manager of the Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC). Originally from Colombia, Maria Isabel is admitted to the bar both in Colombia and France, and brings a rich background […]
First Lady of Colombia Visits the CGF in Paris to Talk About Impact on Healthier Lives in Latin America News Update 04 Jul 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives First Lady of Colombia Visits the CGF in Paris to Talk About Impact on Healthier Lives in Latin America As a follow up to the recent meeting of the CGF’s Latin America Board, which was attended by the First Lady of Colombia , the CGF welcomed the First Lady Maria Juliana Ruíz Sandoval and Carolina Salgado, the High Counsellor for Youth and Adolescents,  in Paris on 29th June to discuss how the industry can […]
CGF to Support Expo-Circular Event in Colombia News Update 01 Jul 2022 Plastic Waste CGF to Support Expo-Circular Event in Colombia As part of our activities in Latin America, we are participating in the co-creation of Expo-Circular. This will be a National event in Colombia that will showcase the advances toward a circular economy and decarbonisation within the framework of the National Circular Economy Strategy (ENEC) and the Colombia Carbon Neutral Strategy (ECCN). We invite you […]
Empowering Consumer Choice and Eco Design in France – Best Practices for FMCG Companies with Environmental Labelling of Food News Update 01 Jul 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Empowering Consumer Choice and Eco Design in France – Best Practices for FMCG Companies with Environmental Labelling of Food The CGF Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition’s vision is to empower healthier people globally by inspiring healthier behaviour in stores, online and throughout communities around the world. Providing consumers with transparent information about the food they eat is a key part of our mission. Within CHL, we know that it not easy for consumers to […]
Transparency is the Foundation for a Forest Positive Future, says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 27 Jun 2022 Forest Positive Transparency is the Foundation for a Forest Positive Future, says CGF Sustainability Director In a recent article published by edie, The Consumer Goods Forum Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, has emphasized the importance of transparency and traceability in the fight against commodity-driven deforestation, forest degradation and conversion. Entitled “Transparency is the foundation of a forest-positive future,” the article focuses on the need for businesses to hold themselves accountable […]
Forest Positive Coalition Joins Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2022 News Update 27 Jun 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Joins Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2022 On 22nd June 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was represented at the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum in a session entitled “From Reducing Risks to Forest Positive Transformation: Protecting Forests in Commodity-producing Regions.” The session was facilitated by the Coalition’s strategic and technical partner, the Tropical Forest Alliance, and the Coalition was […]
Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Working Session on Policy Development of Chemical Recycling with Eunomia and SYSTEMIQ News Update 24 Jun 2022 Plastic Waste Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Working Session on Policy Development of Chemical Recycling with Eunomia and SYSTEMIQ On June 16th, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition of Action organised a working session co-lead by Eunomia and SYSTEMIQ to understand the policy development of chemical recycling in EU and its impact. With several policies under revision (SUP, PPWD, and WFD), it was a perfect time for members to educate themselves on […]
SSCI Releases New Benchmark Criteria for Manufacturing & Processing Scope News Update 15 Jun 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Releases New Benchmark Criteria for Manufacturing & Processing Scope Following a 30-day public consultation, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative has released SSCI Processing and Manufacturing Scope Benchmarking Requirements Version 1.1, covering: Part I: Benchmarking Process  Part II: Requirements for the Management of Schemes In February, the SSCI Coalition of Action approved updates to the Processing/Manufacturing Scope, creating a Version 1.1 of Parts […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins ITC Roundtable on Deforestation-free Global Value Chains News Update 06 Jun 2022 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins ITC Roundtable on Deforestation-free Global Value Chains On 5th May 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, joined a panel discussion in the second session of a four-part roundtable series on deforestation-free global value chains, hosted by ITC, the International Trade Centre. In his capacity as director of the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, Didier joined the […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Informational Webinars on Golden Design Rules News Update 03 Jun 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Informational Webinars on Golden Design Rules In May, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition of Action (the Coalition) held two informational webinars on the Golden Design Rules for the design of plastic packaging. On May 12th, the Coalition first hosted a session designed specifically for plastics packaging suppliers and converters, and then on May 25th hosted a session for […]
CHL Japan Scales Up Collaborative Municipality Project to Improve Eating Habits in Chiba City News Update 31 May 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Japan Scales Up Collaborative Municipality Project to Improve Eating Habits in Chiba City In April 2022, the CHL Japan team have renewed their partnership with Chiba city to support the ambition of ‘Improvement of Eating Habits of Chiba Citizens’.  The partnership began in 2021 with the support of members of The Consumer Goods Forum, AEON Co., Ltd., Ajinomoto Co.,Inc., Kokubu Group Corp. and Kikkoman Corporation to collectively tackle […]