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“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 […]
Global Retail Reset Demands Location Data Transparency Blog 11 May 2021 E2E Value Chain Global Retail Reset Demands Location Data Transparency After a historically disruptive year, physical retail has started a global reset unlike anything seen in modern times. The decline in the productivity of many retail locations has been directly impacted by the upswing in ecommerce and the jump in remote work. Euromonitor reports that goods bought online grew 24% while in-store sales declined 7% […]
A Clear Sign That UK Retailers and Consumer Brands are Serious About Inspiring Healthier Behaviours Blog 07 May 2021 Health & Wellness A Clear Sign That UK Retailers and Consumer Brands are Serious About Inspiring Healthier Behaviours In 2019, members of The Consumer Goods Forum issued a clear call to action for retailers and manufacturers in the UK to come together to help tackle the UK’s growing range of public health issues on both diet and non-diet related issues. The Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK initiative was then born, with members agreeing […]
Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet has Never Been More Critical Blog 22 Apr 2021 Corporate Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet has Never Been More Critical Today is Earth Day, an international day of environmental action and an important moment to reflect on the vital role of businesses in protecting the planet. Our unique and precious world is on the brink of profound change. Our actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of people, communities and our planet now: they are […]
7 Questions Away | Product Data Interview with Andrea Schlossarek, METRO AG Blog 20 Apr 2021 Product Data 7 Questions Away | Product Data Interview with Andrea Schlossarek, METRO AG The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is delighted to share this edition of 7 Questions Away, contributed by Andrea Schlossarek, Director, Corporate Master Data Management, METRO AG. She shares her views on how the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) Ubiquity project is unfolding at her company and the power of collaborating with other members from CGF’s […]
Reducing Food Waste Through Technology Solutions Blog 15 Apr 2021 Food Waste Reducing Food Waste Through Technology Solutions Food waste can contribute to the ongoing issue of malnutrition in many countries worldwide, as well as the squandering of valuable natural resources. Slashing food waste is a challenge many businesses are beginning to tackle and successfully doing so can bring significant benefits, both financial and environmental, to producers, retailers, and consumers alike. The Consumer […]
What’s Driving Change in Food Manufacturing? Blog 15 Apr 2021 E2E Value Chain What’s Driving Change in Food Manufacturing? Shifts in food manufacturing often mirror consumer trends, but they typically reflect technological advancements, too. Here are four things worth watching in 2021 and beyond. Using freshness sensors for food packaging Anyone who regularly shops for groceries knows the importance of looking for use or sell-by dates on perishable items before tossing them into a […]