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CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste News Update 24 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste PARIS, 24 September 2020 — As a member of Champions 12.3, a global coalition of executives committed to accelerating progress towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 against food loss, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has joined dozens of executives in a call to action for governments and industry actors to pursue strategies to “dramatically accelerate […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Food Waste Coalition of Action News Update 17 Aug 2020 Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Food Waste Coalition of Action PARIS, 17 August 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched a CEO-led Coalition of Action on Food Waste, bringing together 14 of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers with the goal of halving per capita global food loss at the retailer and consumer levels. The Coalition and its members, with their explicit […]
Ignacio Gavilan Leads a Breakout Session at The GFSI Conference 2020 News Update 13 Mar 2020 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan Leads a Breakout Session at The GFSI Conference 2020 On Friday 28th February, Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at the 19th edition of the GFSI Conference, which took place in Seattle. Ignacio led a breakout session on the final day of the conference, entitled “Food Safety vs. Sustainability: The Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Using Recycled […]
Environmental Team Attend Latin America Food Waste and Loss Summit News Update 27 Nov 2019 Food Waste Environmental Team Attend Latin America Food Waste and Loss Summit At the end of September, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Latin American team spoke at the Latin America Food Waste and Loss Summit (Cumbre Latinoamericana de Pérdidas y Desperdicios de Alimentos) organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the #SinDesperdicio (#NoWaste) partners. Attended by […]
Environmental Sustainability Team Members Speak at Sustainability Summit in Bogota, Colombia News Update 10 Sep 2019 Environmental Sustainability Environmental Sustainability Team Members Speak at Sustainability Summit in Bogota, Colombia At the end of August, members of the Environmental Sustainability team spoke at the largest Sustainability Summit (Cumbre de Sostenibilidad) in Bogota, Colombia. Attended by more than 1,700 delegates, the event brought together experts from business, government, the public sector, and academia to discuss the biggest environmental challenges facing Colombia, and the planet. During the […]
The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago News Update 19 Jun 2019 Food Waste The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago On May 20th – 21st, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Environmental Sustainability team held a Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago, the first of its kind in North America. Discussions during the workshop centered around measurement strategies, as well as challenges encountered by both retailers and manufacturers in the context of the North American […]
CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting News Update 06 Jun 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF China Office Holds Successful First Local Sustainability Steering Committee Meeting The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainability Pillar has now officially been launched in China, following the first meeting of the new Chinese Steering Committee in Shanghai. This represents an important milestone in the CGF’s regionalisation strategy, as it looks to bring more focus on sustainability challenges to help drive sustainable business actions globally, and to engage […]
The CGF Attends Tropical Forest Alliance Annual Meeting in Colombia News Update 23 May 2019 Forest Positive The CGF Attends Tropical Forest Alliance Annual Meeting in Colombia Last week, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Environmental Sustainability team attended the World Economic Forum’s Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) annual meeting, which took place in the Colombian capital of Bogotá. Under the theme, “A Forest Positive Future: Accelerating the Decade of Delivery”, the meeting convened over 200 leaders from government, business and civil society and […]
Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at AECOC’s “Congreso de Desarrollo Sostenible” in Madrid News Update 12 Mar 2019 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at AECOC’s “Congreso de Desarrollo Sostenible” in Madrid On 26th February 2019 Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) spoke at “Congreso de Desarrollo Sostenible” (Sustainable Development Congress), organised by AECOC (Asociación de Empresas de Gran Consumo) in Madrid, Spain. More than 200 delegates came together for the event to explore the important role played by sector in […]
CGF Sustainability Directors Visit Japan and China as Regional Offices Create Local Groups on Sustainability News Update 19 Feb 2019 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Directors Visit Japan and China as Regional Offices Create Local Groups on Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability directors, Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability and Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability, recently visited Japan and China respectively to provide support to the regional offices and explore opportunities for further engagement with local members on key sustainability topics. The CGF plans to create a Local Group focused […]
The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands News Update 02 Jan 2019 Environmental Sustainability The CGF Attends IDH’s 10th Anniversary Conference in The Netherlands On November 10th, the CGF’s Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Manager Sonja Schmid attended IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative)’s 10th Anniversary Conference in the Netherlands. IDH was established in 2008 to bring businesses, governments and non-profit institutions together in public-private coalitions that develop new business models and financing structures for […]
Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels News Update 21 Nov 2018 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels On 17th October 2018, Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan spoke at a conference organised by EuroCommerce, entitled “Circular Economy – Scaling up Market Solutions in Retail and Wholesale”. Speakers and delegates discussed how retail & wholesale businesses can work together with government and others in the supply chain to achieve a circular economy. The main […]
Ignacio Gavilan speaks at the CGF’s FLP Congress in Berlin News Update 19 Nov 2018 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan speaks at the CGF’s FLP Congress in Berlin On the first day of the FLP Congress in October, CGF Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan began the afternoon with a session on “purpose in action”, alongside Isabelle Grosmaitre, Alimentation Initiatives Catalyst at Danone and Co-Chair of the CGF’s Health & Wellness Steering Committee. Ignacio focused on sustainability challenges, how positive actions are taking place […]
CGF Environmental Sustainability Director Speaks at the National Poultry Congress in Bucaramanga, Colombia News Update 27 Sep 2018 Environmental Sustainability CGF Environmental Sustainability Director Speaks at the National Poultry Congress in Bucaramanga, Colombia On 5th – 7th September, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan attended the 19th Congreso Nacional Avícola (National Poultry Congress) in Bucaramanga, Colombia. The annual event, organised by Fenavi – Federación Nacional de Avicultores de Colombia (Colombian National Federation of Aviculturists), provided a space for more than 1600 delegates from all over Latin America and the […]
CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen News Update 06 Sep 2018 Food Waste CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen On 30th – 31st August, Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan attended the “Better Food for More People” World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual event, organised by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, aims to push forward the agenda on sustainable development within production and consumption of food and healthy lives in […]
The CGF and its Members Launch Soy Buyers Coalition News Update 22 Jun 2018 Environmental Sustainability The CGF and its Members Launch Soy Buyers Coalition The Consumer Goods Forum (in collaboration with TRASE, Proforest and participating companies) is pleased to announce the launch of the Soy Buyers Coalition (SBC). The SBC is an inclusive project which aims to bridge the gap between soy buyers and on-the-ground producers, with a view to finding new ways to tackle deforestation linked to soy […]