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Why Everyday Health Must Become More Inclusive Blog 30 Nov 2022 Health & Wellness Why Everyday Health Must Become More Inclusive Better everyday health should be within reach of everyone, but too many people are held back because of issues beyond their control. Millions face challenges with health literacy, healthcare accessibility or bias and prejudice. People are now living in poor health for a longer proportion of their lives, impacting personal wellbeing and piling more pressure […]
Future of Data Collaboration: A Recap of CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Activities in October 2022 Blog 25 Nov 2022 E2E Value Chain Future of Data Collaboration: A Recap of CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Activities in October 2022 The Consumer Goods Forum’s End-to-End Value Chain group had an eventful week of meetings and workshops last month from the 24th to 28th October 2022 beginning with the Supply Chain Conference in Amsterdam and ending with an Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) Workshop with Capgemini in Utrecht. The group began the week with a Technical Tour […]
Why Sustainability and Product Superiority Must Go Together for Consumers Blog 24 Nov 2022 Why Sustainability and Product Superiority Must Go Together for Consumers After speaking at this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, Guillaume Lebert, P&G Sustainability Director explains  why superior performing products, that are environmentally sustainable is the winning formula that’s irresistible for consumer choices. At P&G we have a clear mantra: the consumer is our boss. Their needs are constantly evolving along with the changing environment; therefore, we […]
Global Survey Shows Consumers Want to Save the Planet, but Inflation Is Taking a Toll Blog 22 Nov 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Global Survey Shows Consumers Want to Save the Planet, but Inflation Is Taking a Toll Consumers realise that the planet is in trouble, and they want to do something about it. To help guide them, consumers welcome information about the environmental friendliness of the products they buy but many say they have not been reached by any communications on product sustainability. Many consumers are also discouraged by what they say […]
Food Security in the Age of Disruption Blog 21 Nov 2022 Corporate Food Security in the Age of Disruption The fragility of food security in the 21st century leads to sleepless nights for all involved in securing the supply chain. The intricate systems that support our fundamental nutritional needs are becoming increasingly frail and unpredictable. According to the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises, nearly 193 million people experienced crisis level or worse food […]
Thriving Sustainability in a Challenging Market: Perspectives from DMK Group Blog 21 Nov 2022 Environmental Sustainability Thriving Sustainability in a Challenging Market: Perspectives from DMK Group Sustainability is here to stay and challenges food companies and retailers alike to transform their business models. As a market leader in Germany, DMK Group has been thriving in sustainability for more than a decade. The recently published report “Responsibility – Sustainability at DMK Group” shows a great panorama of past achievements and future tasks. […]
Analysis: Public Looks to Manufacturers and Retailers for Leadership on Forest Protection Blog 16 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Analysis: Public Looks to Manufacturers and Retailers for Leadership on Forest Protection Earlier this year, EU Parliament issued an historic vote to protect the world’s forests and the Indigenous Peoples living there.  The Deforestation Free Law, which requires companies to demonstrate that goods are not connected to deforestation in order to place them on the EU market passed the EU parliament in a landslide 453 to 57. […]
How Unilever is Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil Production Through a Landscape Approach in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia Blog 15 Nov 2022 Forest Positive How Unilever is Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil Production Through a Landscape Approach in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia At Unilever, we are committed to achieving a deforestation-free supply chain. We recognise that the private sector must work in partnership to tackle challenging issues. Since joining the Forest Positive Coalition, we engaged with other industry members to align on processes to strategise collective actions in production landscapes. Through a collaborative knowledge-sharing approach, the coalition […]
Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains Blog 02 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Nestlé: Learnings From Our Journey Towards Deforestation-free Supply Chains When Nestlé first committed to no deforestation in 2010, it was the beginning of a major journey. There wasn’t an industry-wide definition of deforestation, there was limited visibility beyond direct suppliers and that made it difficult to assess deforestation risks. Now, a decade later, we have progressed enormously: ingredients that are high-risk for deforestation are largely traceable. We developed a […]
Change Below the Surface: Why the Battle Against High Salt Intake Needs a New Playbook Blog 20 Oct 2022 Health & Wellness Change Below the Surface: Why the Battle Against High Salt Intake Needs a New Playbook Whilst much is made of conscious eating (healthy diet awareness levels and consumers desire to eat better) the reality is that behaviour isn’t ultimately changing at the right pace. This is especially the case when it comes to salt and sodium intake, which has direct links to the ‘silent killer’ of hypertension and high blood […]
The Sustainable Retail Summit Offers Opportunities to “Do Do Do” in Efforts to Build a Better Future Blog 18 Oct 2022 Sustainable Retail Summit The Sustainable Retail Summit Offers Opportunities to “Do Do Do” in Efforts to Build a Better Future The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit, which took place in Dublin last June, was heavily themed around the action that consumer companies need to take to help deliver a sustainable future. At the Summit, we collaborated with The Consumer Goods Forum to launch The Path to 2030: Delivering a Sustainable Future, a report based on […]
In This Age of Crisis, the Consumer Goods Industry Must Unite Blog 18 Oct 2022 Sustainable Retail Summit In This Age of Crisis, the Consumer Goods Industry Must Unite We are living in turbulent times. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now faced with the interlinked energy and cost of living crises – stoked by ongoing conflict and sitting within the shadow of the climate emergency. The pressures facing business, people and planet have both immediate and long-term implications for all […]
How Consumer Leaders Can Leverage Disruptive Forces Blog 28 Sep 2022 Corporate How Consumer Leaders Can Leverage Disruptive Forces As the consumer products sector navigates the post-Covid era, how can incumbents get ahead of the curve? At The Consumer Goods Forum’s flagship Global Summit event in Dublin, Ireland in June, 2022, the conversation focused on how best to manage the immediate challenges of the macroeconomic environment (inflation, the threat of recession, deglobalisation, and the […]
Combat Supply-Chain Challenges and Strengthen Relationships Through Customer Listening Blog 15 Sep 2022 E2E Value Chain Combat Supply-Chain Challenges and Strengthen Relationships Through Customer Listening   In 2022, numerous supply chain issues have plagued people, essential services and organisations worldwide. Retailers have been hit particularly hard. Their critical role in creating accessible goods for people globally makes the impact they feel ripple throughout the supply chain. However, the nature of supply chains makes this inevitable. Their inflexibility and susceptibility to […]
28 Million People in Forced Labour in 2021: CGF Response to Latest ILO Statistics on Modern Slavery Blog 15 Sep 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour 28 Million People in Forced Labour in 2021: CGF Response to Latest ILO Statistics on Modern Slavery This week, the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced that 50 million people were living in situations of modern slavery around the world in 2021, according to latest calculations. The new statistics, shared in the latest Global Estimates on Modern Slavery report, define modern slavery as situations of forced labour and forced marriage, and show 28 […]
How Sustainable is Your Company, Exactly? Blog 09 Sep 2022 E2E Value Chain How Sustainable is Your Company, Exactly? It’s not a secret that sustainability matters for a host of reasons – climate changes, health inequalities, loss of biodiversity etc. From a business perspective, we know sustainability means dealing with regulatory demands from governments, investors and third-party stakeholders that are rising at a rapid pace. It’s also clearly tied to reputation, as brands and […]