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SSCI Launches Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope News Update 13 Jan 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Second Public Consultation on Social Criteria for At-Sea Operations Scope Taking the last steps to finalise the At-Sea Operations (ASO) scope of the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), the SSCI today launches a second public consultation on the Social Criteria under the ASO scope. The ASO scope is the product of the ongoing collaboration between the SSCI and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) to develop a social compliance […]
CGF Members Endorse EU Position Paper Calling for “Smart Mix” of EU Legislative Action on Imported Deforestation News Update 15 Dec 2020 Forest Positive CGF Members Endorse EU Position Paper Calling for “Smart Mix” of EU Legislative Action on Imported Deforestation CGF members, including those of the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, have joined a larger group of more than 50 organisations who have endorsed a new position paper from the Tropical Forest Alliance calling for the European Union to adopt a “smart mix” of measures to address imported deforestation.  The paper is the conclusion of […]
CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts First in Series of “Engagement on Post-Harvest Losses” Workshops, Starting with Fresh Produce News Update 09 Dec 2020 Food Waste CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts First in Series of “Engagement on Post-Harvest Losses” Workshops, Starting with Fresh Produce On 9th December, the CGF Food Waste Coalition of Action held a two-hour virtual workshop for Coalition members, fresh produce suppliers and key stakeholder organisations to spark dialogues between both actors on collaborative ways to address the issue of food loss and waste, particularly on-farm losses. Engagement on the issue of post-harvest losses, which includes […]
SSCI Closes Primary Production Public Consultation News Update 07 Dec 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Closes Primary Production Public Consultation The CGF’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has closed the public consultation on the benchmark criteria for its Primary Production scope, which will recognise third-party social compliance audit schemes and programmes evaluating land-based agriculture and aquaculture activities. The Primary Production scope is the third scope under the SSCI, after Manufacturing and Processing, and At-Sea Operations. […]
CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark News Update 03 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Responds to KnowTheChain 2020 Benchmark On 30th November, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) issued a response to the latest KnowTheChain (KTC) Food & Beverage Benchmark Findings report, which was released on 15th October 2020. This report marks the 3rd edition of such benchmark focusing on how the food and beverage […]
Containerised Data: Innovative CGF Peer-to-Peer DataPorts Protocol Successfully Tested News Update 02 Dec 2020 Product Data Containerised Data: Innovative CGF Peer-to-Peer DataPorts Protocol Successfully Tested The CGF’s Product Data Coalition of Action co-hosted the first virtual DataPorts pilot on 25th November, alongside CGF members SyncForce and Capgemini, with the aim of testing a new protocol for peer-to-peer data exchange. During the pilot, several suppliers, manufacturers and retailers showcased how data could be exchanged seamlessly in real time across different operating systems. […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Soy Commodity Roadmap News Update 30 Nov 2020 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Soy Commodity Roadmap The Forest Positive Coalition has published the first version of its Soy Commodity Roadmap, a foundational document for Coalition members which will guide them in their efforts to remove deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems from soy supply chains. It is the second Commodity Roadmap from the Coalition; the first, on palm oil, was published […]
‘Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good’ – Building Action to Support the UN Food Systems Summit News Update 26 Nov 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives ‘Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good’ – Building Action to Support the UN Food Systems Summit On 24 November, Sharon Bligh, Healthier Lives Director at The Consumer Goods Forum was invited to join a panel of the virtual Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good summit, a virtual pre-event in support of UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021. Co-hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and […]
CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” News Update 24 Nov 2020 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” An article written by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was published on Reuters Sustainable Business about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global issue of food waste, and how actors from around the world, whether they be retailers, manufacturers, consumers or governments, have been taking action to curb […]
CHL China Publish Annual Report at CGF China Day ‘Health & Sustainability Event’ News Update 18 Nov 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL China Publish Annual Report at CGF China Day ‘Health & Sustainability Event’ The Collaboration for Healthier Lives China Steering Committee Co-Chairs Duncan Du, Nestlé China and Kelly Zhang, Carrefour China presented today the newly published CHL China Annual Report, titled  ‘Healthier Diets, the Cornerstone of Immune Health’ during CGF China Day Health & Sustainability event. The annual report includes the local team’s achievements to date, including detailed […]
CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework News Update 16 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF HRC Concludes Stakeholder Consultation for Palm Oil Roadmap and HRDD in Own Operations Framework Eradicating forced labour is a task that no one person, company or organisation can achieve acting alone. The CGF Human Rights Coalition—Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) is committed to engaging with key stakeholders to best develop its approach and implement it with the greatest impact. In October 2020, the HRC held two stakeholder consultations […]
Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference News Update 09 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Manager Speaks at Virtual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference On 29th October, CGF Social Sustainability Manager Nadia Bunce joined a virtual discussion at the annual India and Sustainability Standards International Dialogues and Conference for a panel titled, “Responsible Recruitment: A Post Covid-19 Agenda Across Supply Chains.”  The panel focused on the role of responsible recruitment both specifically in India and globally. Nadia spoke about […]
CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement News Update 06 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Sustainability Director Meets with French-Operating Companies to Discuss Human Rights Due Diligence Engagement On 6th November, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined an event with French association, Entreprises pour les droits de l’homme, to commence discussions with French-operating companies around engaging with human rights and forced labour risks within the companies’ operations. With increasing regulatory demands in France and the European Union around human […]
SSCI Senior Manager Joins Virtual Roundtable at European SDG Summit News Update 05 Nov 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Joins Virtual Roundtable at European SDG Summit On 29th October, Senior Manager of the CGF’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Thomas van Haaren joined a virtual roundtable discussion at the European SDG Summit in a session titled, “Responsible Sourcing: From Assurance to Collaborative Action.” The panel focused on how to build resilient, sustainable supply chains through cooperation and strategic partnerships. Thomas joined […]
CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Director Ruediger Hagedorn Co-Hosts Academic & Business Partnership SCM for ECR Conference News Update 05 Nov 2020 Product Data CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Director Ruediger Hagedorn Co-Hosts Academic & Business Partnership SCM for ECR Conference The CGF is delighted to have partnered with SCM-ECR Laboratory in the organisation of their annual conference that took place virtually on 22-23 of October, and to have contributed to the discussions on the Management of Digitisation in Supply Chain with Shoppers and Users. The conference, moderated by Professor Virgil Popa, Ph.D., Valahia University of […]
Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals News Update 05 Nov 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) Extends Deadlines for Stakeholder Consultation and Call for Proposals In order to include the input of as many stakeholders as possible in its consultation, the CGF Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour has extended the deadline for its stakeholder consultation on its two strategies. These strategies are focused on creating frameworks for implementing forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems […]