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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 Product Data 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 […]
CGF Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour News Update 09 Feb 2021 Environmental Sustainability CGF Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour Next month, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, will be speaking at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit 2021. The CGF is a proud association partner of this year’s event, which will this year take the format of a virtual week from 1st to 5th March. The event brings […]
End-to-End Value Chain Publishes Supply Chain Transparency SpringBoard Executive Summary News Update 08 Feb 2021 Product Data End-to-End Value Chain Publishes Supply Chain Transparency SpringBoard Executive Summary The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End (E2E) Value Chain initiative hosted a virtual SpringBoard event on 2 October 2020 in collaboration with KPMG and The Coca-Cola Company. The virtual SpringBoard event brought together business leaders from all over the world to exchange on how to deal with complexity in supply chains, address the ‘first mile’ […]
CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation News Update 05 Feb 2021 Forest Positive CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) applauds the continued efforts of a number of leading banking institutions to build a forest positive future. In the most recent example of such efforts, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a new report about opportunities for the banking sector to contribute to efforts to […]
CHL Coalition Launches Employee Experts Conversation Series News Update 03 Feb 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Coalition Launches Employee Experts Conversation Series Driving actions in support of employee wellbeing is a key part of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition’s leadership agenda. The Coalition works towards looking into ways to make progress within the industry to collectively help employees around the world pursue healthier lifestyles. As part of these efforts, the CHL […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Commodity Working Group on Beef News Update 02 Feb 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Commodity Working Group on Beef The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action, a CEO-led initiative of leading consumer goods companies taking collective action for a forest positive future, has now launched a Beef Working Group as part of its ongoing efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from key commodity supply chains. The Beef Working Group […]
The CHL Coalition Hosts Webinar on Behavioural Science Driving Healthier Choices News Update 29 Jan 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The CHL Coalition Hosts Webinar on Behavioural Science Driving Healthier Choices The Consumer Goods Forum, Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition of Action hosted an interactive on 26 January 2021 to explore how insights from behavioural science can shape the design of products, policies and retail environments to make the healthy choice the easy choice for customers.  Host Sharon Bligh, CHL Coalition Director, was joined by the Behavioural […]
UK Government Recognises Impact of CGF Forest Positive Coalition News Update 25 Jan 2021 Forest Positive UK Government Recognises Impact of CGF Forest Positive Coalition The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was very pleased to have been recently recognised by the UK Government as a source for positive change to help stop commodity-driven deforestation. In a written response to the recommendations from the Global Resource Initiative (GRI), the UK Government referenced the CGF and its Forest Positive Coalition […]
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 […]