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Senior Manager SSCI Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi News Update 16 Dec 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Senior Manager SSCI Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi On 20th – 22nd November, Thomas van Haaren, Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, attended and spoke at the “India and Sustainability Standards (ISS)” conference, which took place in New Delhi, India. Organised and hosted by the Centre for Responsible Business, ISS brought together over 700 thought leaders, experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss sustainability […]
Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day News Update 10 Dec 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day Forced labour continues to affect people in every corner of the world, and reaches far and wide into our daily consumption. According to statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are now around 40 million victims of modern slavery of which 25 million are in situations of forced labour. Of the 25 million, 16 […]
The CGF and Partners Return to Malaysia and Thailand for Roundtable & Governmental Dialogue on Responsible Recruitment News Update 01 Oct 2019 Social Sustainability The CGF and Partners Return to Malaysia and Thailand for Roundtable & Governmental Dialogue on Responsible Recruitment In July 2019, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to return to Malaysia and Thailand to host a regional roundtable and two sets of governmental dialogue sessions in the respective countries. The 2019 series of events, hosted alongside the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)‘s Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, and the Responsible Business Alliance’s […]
Director Social Sustainability Speak on Panel at CSR Asia in Bangkok News Update 30 Sep 2019 Social Sustainability Director Social Sustainability Speak on Panel at CSR Asia in Bangkok On 18th – 19th September, Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability at the CGF, attended and spoke on a panel at CSR Asia Summit 2019, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand. The focus of on the two-day event was on strategy for results, supply chain innovation, and effectiveness. Didier spoke on a panel entitled “Responsible […]
CSR Expert Thomas van Haaren Joins CGF as New SSCI Senior Manager News Update 27 Sep 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative CSR Expert Thomas van Haaren Joins CGF as New SSCI Senior Manager The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is delighted to a welcome new recruit, CSR expert Thomas van Haaren, to the Sustainability team. Thomas joins the team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge on responsible and ethical sourcing, and sustainable business. Replacing Sonja Schmid, who leaves the CGF for an exciting new opportunity, Thomas will be […]
The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver News Update 25 Jun 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The CGF Hosts Special Event on Forced Labour Alongside The B Team in Vancouver On June 11th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the B Team held a special event on forced labour, entitled “Business Leaders and Governments Working to Eradicate Forced Labour”, ahead of the CGF’s flagship event, the Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada. The high-level event brought together an impressive lineup of business leaders, senior government representatives […]
The CGF and Key Industry Partners Host Roundtable on Responsible Recruitment in Myanmar News Update 21 Jun 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The CGF and Key Industry Partners Host Roundtable on Responsible Recruitment in Myanmar The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to hold the first in the 2019 series of regional roundtables on responsible recruitment in Yangon, Myanmar on 15th May 2019, alongside the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)‘s Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), the Responsible Labor Initiative, and the International Tourism Partnership.     The 2019 series of event are […]
Social Sustainability Team Announces 2019 Events and Publishes Calendar of Forced Labour Events News Update 27 Mar 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Social Sustainability Team Announces 2019 Events and Publishes Calendar of Forced Labour Events Building on the successful 2018 Regional Roundtables on Responsible Recruitment, and subsequent governmental dialogue in Malaysia and Thailand, The Consumer Goods Forum; the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the Responsible Labor Initiative will co-host a cycle of events and governmental dialogue in 2019 to constructively discuss the challenges, implications and opportunities on transitioning […]
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 […]
Didier Bergeret Speaks on Panel Alongside EDH and IHRB Event in Paris News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability Didier Bergeret Speaks on Panel Alongside EDH and IHRB Event in Paris On December 11th, Didier Bergeret, Social Sustainability Director at the CGF, spoke at an event organised by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Entreprises pour les droits de l’homme (EDH) entitled “Comprendre et prévenir le travail forcé : un enjeu majeur pour toutes les entreprises” (Understand and prevent forced labour: a major […]
Didier Bergeret Attends Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs in Geneva News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability Didier Bergeret Attends Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs in Geneva On November 14th – 16th, Didier Bergeret, Social Sustainability Director attended the International Labour Organization’s “Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs”, as an observer within the Employers Group. The ILO Governing Body at its 331st Session agreed to convene a three-day meeting with the objective to review and amend the […]
RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights On 27th November, CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret co-hosted a panel session, entitled “Addressing ‘modern slavery’ in supply chains – Company responses” at the United Nation’s Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants […]
Didier Bergeret Speaks at ILO Workshop on Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Textile Industry News Update 18 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability Didier Bergeret Speaks at ILO Workshop on Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Textile Industry On 20th November, Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret spoke at a workshop in Brussels, set up to present the project “Clear Cotton” which aims to eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile, and garments value chains. The project is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) […]
The CGF Seeks to Recruit Experts to Perform Benchmarks for Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative News Update 03 Dec 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The CGF Seeks to Recruit Experts to Perform Benchmarks for Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative The Consumer Goods Forum is currently seeking to recruit experts to perform benchmarks for the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI). The present call for experts is open for the recruitment of three candidates, based in Europe or North America. By participating, your knowledge and experience will greatly support the objectives of the SSCI of providing […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Closes Public Consultation News Update 21 Nov 2018 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Closes Public Consultation In September, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) held the global public consultation of its first set of benchmarking criteria, which consists of Social Criteria and Scheme Management Criteria. The SSCI team invited all stakeholders to participate in this public consultation, as part of its commitment to providing transparency. The SSCI team would like to […]