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CGF Response to Human Rights Demonstrations at New York Climate Week  News Update 26 Sep 2022 Forest Positive CGF Response to Human Rights Demonstrations at New York Climate Week  As The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action launched its second Annual Report during an event at New York Climate Week last week, the Coalition was reminded of the importance of protecting human rights and environmental defenders thanks to demonstrations from several advocate groups. The Coalition firmly believes that forest positive has […]
New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard News Update 26 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative New SSCI Benchmarking Consultation Opens for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is delighted to announce the opening of a stakeholder consultation for the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS), one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for At-Sea Operations Version 1.0. RFVS is the first third-party certification scheme to apply for SSCI Benchmarking under the […]
SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader News Update 21 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Recruitment for Europe-based Benchmark Leader The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is recruiting an additional Benchmark Leader in Europe to support the SSCI Coalition of Action as it benchmarks third-party social sustainability auditing and certification schemes. The SSCI is working to build trust in and drive harmonisation among sustainability standards worldwide by recognises standards that cover […]
SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes News Update 20 Sep 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Launches Public Consultation to Align Scheme Management Criteria Across Benchmarking Scopes The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to take part in its latest public consultation as it seeks to align benchmarking criteria concerning scheme governance across its sectoral scopes. The SSCI is opening a new stakeholder consultation as opportunities have been identified to improve Part […]
CGF Partners with Reuters Events for “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022” News Update 02 Sep 2022 Environmental Sustainability CGF Partners with Reuters Events for “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022” We are pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with Reuters Events to support their upcoming event, “Transform Supply Chains USA 2022”, which takes place in Chicago on 1-2 November. The event brings together all key actors along the supply chain (sustainability, procurement, supply chains, sourcing, operations) to share ideas, identify potential collaborations, determine […]
Beef Boycotts Aren’t Enough to Save the Amazon Rainforest, says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 24 Aug 2022 Forest Positive Beef Boycotts Aren’t Enough to Save the Amazon Rainforest, says CGF Sustainability Director In a recent article published by Food Navigator, The Consumer Goods Forum Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, has explained how the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action’s approach to transforming the beef sector towards forest positive, which will then have a positive impact on the Amazon rainforest. Entitled “Beef Boycotts Aren’t Enough to Save the […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Develop Benchmark for Environmental Sustainability Certification Schemes News Update 24 Aug 2022 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative to Develop Benchmark for Environmental Sustainability Certification Schemes The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is extending its sphere of influence to third-party environmental sustainability audit, monitoring, and certification schemes. With the support from the CGF’s member companies’ CEOs and the experience gained assessing an increasing number of schemes against the SSCI’s social benchmark scopes, the SSCI’s steering committee voted […]
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 […]