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Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Blog 15 Sep 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Today’s conscious consumers are transforming their relationship with global brands. They are increasingly making more informed, ethical buying choices and although we saw signs of a consumer shift before the pandemic, recent reports indicate that the disruption caused has fuelled this behaviour. Now, 88% of consumers would like brands to help them to be more […]
Practicing Collaboration in a Coalition of the Ambitious Blog 06 Sep 2021 Forest Positive Practicing Collaboration in a Coalition of the Ambitious Nearly one year after the launch of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, we can look back on several accomplishments with pride — from transparency reporting to stakeholder engagement, our members have been working incredibly hard to advance our Theory of Change, Commodity Roadmaps and Coalition-wide Actions. None of our efforts would […]
Reducing Packaging Waste: A Journey of Collaboration Blog 02 Sep 2021 Plastic Waste Reducing Packaging Waste: A Journey of Collaboration Amcor & Mars Food partnered to introduce more sustainable packaging for microwavable rice pouches A formidable first for microwaveable food as well as for stand-up pouch packaging The path to more sustainable packaging and products is one that needs to be paved by ambition, collaboration and innovation. For Mars Food and global packaging company Amcor, […]
Leveraging Workforce Nutrition for Better Health across the Global Value Chain: Unilever’s Experience Blog 31 Aug 2021 Health & Wellness Leveraging Workforce Nutrition for Better Health across the Global Value Chain: Unilever’s Experience With the UN Food Systems Summit fast approaching and with my colleague Anjalli Ravi Kumar having spoken at the recent UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit, I thought it was a perfect time for me, as CMO of a global business, to reflect on what we have been doing at Unilever to support such initiatives. One […]
Workforce Nutrition Driving Healthier Lives & Healthier Business – A Clear Win-Win Blog 06 Aug 2021 Health & Wellness Workforce Nutrition Driving Healthier Lives & Healthier Business – A Clear Win-Win I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome on the topic of nutrition. The event helps to set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all […]
One Product Identity, Many Tagging Technologies – Here’s Why… Blog 05 Aug 2021 E2E Value Chain One Product Identity, Many Tagging Technologies – Here’s Why… Today, consumers expect end-to-end traceability, authenticity and engaging experiences from consumer product brands — from packaged goods to apparel items to pharmaceuticals. How do consumer brands deliver on these expectations? Not only deliver on expectations, but manage them throughout a product’s lifecycle? Over the past year product digitisation has become the norm rather than the […]
“One Click Healthy” – A 360° Digital Activation Driving Healthier Lives in France Blog 30 Jul 2021 Health & Wellness “One Click Healthy” – A 360° Digital Activation Driving Healthier Lives in France On S’y Met is a unique collaborative initiative in France that aims to help consumers make healthier decisions, as part of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) initiative.   Our journey began in 2019 in Lyon, with over 25 companies coming together with the support of local authorities, the Metropolis of Lyon, […]
Food Waste: Let’s Talk about Solutions Blog 19 Jul 2021 Food Waste Food Waste: Let’s Talk about Solutions Fighting food waste is a critical problem in our society and an ethical imperative as it has social, economic and environmental impact. Each year 1/3 of food produced is never eaten, repre­senting a cost to the global economy of USD $940 billion and 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases released into the planet’s atmosphere. Paradoxically, […]
Collaborating to #SeaFoodChange: Reflections on the GSSI and SSCI Partnership Blog 05 Jul 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Collaborating to #SeaFoodChange: Reflections on the GSSI and SSCI Partnership The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a public-private partnership of over 90 stakeholders representing the full seafood value chain, companies, NGOs, governments and international organizations – including the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). GSSI promotes sector-wide collaboration to drive forward more sustainable seafood for everyone. We offer a precompetitive platform to develop global […]
International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea Blog 30 Jun 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour International Day of the Seafarer: Giving a Voice to the 400,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea The Day of the Seafarer may not be a day that is at the forefront of public consciousness, but it should be. The coronavirus has devastated lives on a global scale and perhaps irreparably shifted our understanding of our health and freedom. However, whilst some parts of the globe are attempting to regain some sense […]
How Companies Are Preparing for the Next Pandemic Blog 25 Jun 2021 Food Safety How Companies Are Preparing for the Next Pandemic Public health experts have been sounding the alarm on pandemics for years. Now that we have been living and working for more than a year in the COVID-19 pandemic, what have we learned and how do we best move forward? To better understand how the pandemic has impacted the food industry and its outlook on […]
Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  Blog 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards  We all know that to tackle the scale of the societal and environmental challenges we face, every business has a vital role in helping to make a positive impact for people and the planet. As World Environment Day has just highlighted, actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of communities and our environment now […]
METRO Plastic Initiative to “Turn Off the Tap” Blog 08 Jun 2021 Plastic Waste METRO Plastic Initiative to “Turn Off the Tap” One truckload of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans – every minute of every day. To tackle the plastic pollution of the oceans, we need to “turn this tap off”. What sounds like an appeal to save water is actually a quote from David Katz, founder and CEO of the Canadian social enterprise Plastic […]
Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Blog 26 May 2021 Plastic Waste Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Does one size fit all? Flexible pack sizes that fit one’s consumption pattern is a basic requirement for today’s consumers. The on-the-go lifestyles of millennials and Gen Z led to a surge in single-serve products in recent times. These consumer segments were also among the most environmentally conscious, making it important for product companies to ensure that […]
Human Rights Due Diligence: Tesco’s Journey Blog 24 May 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Human Rights Due Diligence: Tesco’s Journey Tesco is a proud member of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), which shares our ambition to eradicate forced labour from consumer goods supply chains and own operations globally. We are pleased that the Coalition has now released its first strategic document: the HRC Maturity Journey Framework […]
Squaring the Circle Blog 11 May 2021 E2E Value Chain Squaring the Circle I started this blog on Earth Day, 23rd April 2021. Amid watching a documentary on whales, heartfelt pleas for a better future by young activist Bella Lack, and dances and songs that celebrate the natural world, one word stood out: circularity. This idea of a circular economy has been around for a long time, but […]