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The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing Press Release 24 Sep 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing PARIS, 24th September 2020 — Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors have published a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres. The letter calls on Mr Guterres to encourage governments to take immediate action to ensure consumer goods companies can continue to serve their customers with the essential goods […]
New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains Press Release 22 Sep 2020 Forest Positive New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains PARIS, 22nd September 2020 – Today, as part of Climate Week 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) officially launches the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, including 17 global consumer goods brands, retailers and manufacturers that will work together and use their collective voice to accelerate systemic efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from […]
Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit Press Release 17 Sep 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Purpose & the Shared Road to Recovery Focus of 5th Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum has created a virtual edition for the first time due to impact of COVID-19; programme promises to deliver great content and networking opportunities; event is open to both members and non-members   PARIS, 17th September 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) […]
The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini Publish New Paper on Digital Solutions To Support Access To Healthier Living Press Release 08 Sep 2020 Health & Wellness The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini Publish New Paper on Digital Solutions To Support Access To Healthier Living Report highlights four concepts to advance the work of the CGF’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action, which empowers people to live healthier lives and drive shared value   PARIS, 8th September 2020 –The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Capgemini today publish a new paper highlighting four digital concepts aimed at advancing the agenda […]
Second Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: BRCGS Press Release 07 Sep 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Second Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: BRCGS PARIS, 7 September 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce it has received a benchmark application from the BRCGS, the first step in recognising the BRCGS as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes. BRCGS is the second scheme to apply for SSCI benchmarking. The SSCI is committed to building […]
First Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: GAA Best Aquaculture Practices Press Release 08 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative First Scheme Applies for SSCI Benchmarking: GAA Best Aquaculture Practices PARIS, 8 July 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce it has received its first benchmarking application from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). As the first scheme to apply for SSCI benchmarking, BAP demonstrates leadership in the effort to create alignment among […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Launch Public Consultation on At-Sea Operations Social Benchmarking Criteria PARIS, 1 July 2020 – Marking a significant milestone in a two-year partnership, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) are pleased to launch a public consultation on their jointly developed social compliance criteria under the At-Sea Operations scope of the SSCI benchmark. The criteria, […]
Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Health & Wellness Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen New report spotlights how the consumer industry can boost healthier eating around the world   PARIS, 1st July 2020 – Today, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Nielsen Global Connect, published a revealing report on the state of consumer health, nutrition and wellbeing around the world. How the Consumer […]
CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 Press Release 26 Jun 2020 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 PARIS, 26th June 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. The ALDI SOUTH Group is a global food retail company and operates in eleven countries on four […]
The CGF and Oliver Wyman Publish ‘Business as a Force for Good in Times of a Crisis’ Press Release 29 May 2020 Health & Wellness The CGF and Oliver Wyman Publish ‘Business as a Force for Good in Times of a Crisis’ More than 470 case studies and key learnings from CGF members and the wider industry on how they responded to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis Publication part of CGF’s all-new Global Learning Mechanism   Paris, 29th May 2020 –The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has partnered with global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman on the curation of […]
The Consumer Goods Forum and Kin&Co Publish Report on Employee Health and Wellbeing Press Release 12 May 2020 Health & Wellness The Consumer Goods Forum and Kin&Co Publish Report on Employee Health and Wellbeing Report Launched on Creating a Culture of Health PARIS, 12th May 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Kin&Co have today published a global insights report on employee health and wellbeing in the consumer goods industry, one of the key themes tackled by the CGF as part of its Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition. […]
Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process Press Release 05 May 2020 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Invites Certification Schemes to Take Part in Benchmarking Process PARIS, 5th May 2020 – The consumer goods industry has extended a formal invitation to third party audit & certification schemes to undergo the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative’s (SSCI) Benchmarking Process. This call to action follows the publication of the SSCI’s first set of benchmark criteria, in October 2019, to support the development of responsible supply chains […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Film Series Produced by BBC StoryWorks Press Release 21 Apr 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Film Series Produced by BBC StoryWorks LONDON and PARIS, 21st April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with BBC StoryWorks to produce a new film series. The series will comprise several short, documentary-like stories of how the CGF’s members – consumer goods retailers, platforms and manufacturers – are delivering practical and scaleable solutions to […]
Press Release 16 Apr 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Managing Director Succession: Peter Freedman to be Succeeded by Wai-Chan Chan PARIS, 16th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces that Peter Freedman will step down as Managing Director (MD) after leading the organisation for more than six years. His successor will be Dr Wai-Chan Chan, currently senior partner and co-leader of the retail and consumer goods practice at Oliver Wyman. At the end […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Coalition on Collaboration for Healthier Lives Press Release 07 Apr 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Coalition on Collaboration for Healthier Lives PARIS, 7th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) has today launched its Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (the “Coalition”) as part of a new  global strategy to help its members drive more impactful collaborations that benefit both people and planet and seize the opportunities offered by purpose-driven business models. Its mission […]
COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains Press Release 06 Apr 2020 Corporate COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains PARIS, 6th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Board of Directors today issued a statement emphasising the need for global coordination in securing food, beverage, hygiene and personal care product supply chains. The full statement is below: Food, beverage, hygiene and personal care products are essential to people’s daily existence through this pandemic. […]