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Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage

CAPE TOWN, PARIS and TORONTO, 13th June 2016 – A survey of 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries reveals that companies who want to keep in …

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First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership

COPENHAGEN and WASHINGTON, 6th June 2016 – A partnership of leading international organisations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum …

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Sustainable Soy Focus of New Publications from The Consumer Goods Forum

PARIS, 23rd May 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published two documents designed to further help members address the need to source soy sustainably and move one …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Marketing Communications to Children Implementation Guide

PARIS, 3rd May 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), together with the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), has today published a new tool to help companies meet agreed commitments …

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The Global Food Safety Conference Leads Industry in Tackling Future Challenges

BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – This week, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is bringing together 1,000 leading food safety specialists in Berlin for the 15th annual Global Food Safety …

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GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building

BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a …

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GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities

PARIS, 5th February 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was …

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New Survey Shows Consumers More Empowered than Ever to Make Informed Lifestyle Choices

PARIS, 27th January 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) today published results from its 2015 survey designed to measure where its members are in the implementation of its Health …

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Consumer Goods Industry Calls for Positive Next Steps to Continue Scale-Up of Low Carbon Refrigeration

PARIS, 20th January 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the successful closing of its 2010 Board Resolution on Refrigeration and the publication of its first-ever Refrigeration Booklet. …

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Fighting Forced Labour – A Rallying Call from the Consumer Goods Industry

PARIS, 14th January 2016 — The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced an ambitious, new resolution to fight forced labour issues throughout global supply chains, launching a …

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New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain

The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini call for needed industry change to secure long-term, sustainable growth; Existing value chains must evolve to consumer-driven value networks    PARIS and NEW YORK, …

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Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges

 BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 300 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus …

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GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development

BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving …

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GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building

BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative …

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GFSI and CNHFA Join Forces in a New Public-Private Partnership to Take Food Safety to the Next Level in China

BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the China Nutrition and Health Food Association (CNHFA) as part of a …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Partnership with Climate Action and the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015

 PARIS, 30th October 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced a partnership with the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 (SIF15). The Sustainable Innovation Forum takes place on the 7th …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Statement of Support for Sustainable Development Goals and Post 2015 Development Agenda

PARIS, 28th September 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum would like to welcome the publication of the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals provide an important roadmap for the sustainable world …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Helps Make Soy Footprinting Possible

PARIS, 23rd September 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today publishes a new document designed to provide consumer goods companies with a framework to better understand soy usage within …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines

PARIS, 11th August 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) today announced publication of the first-ever ‘Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines’ (the “Guidelines”). This publicly available document is an important …

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Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020

LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Health & Wellness Toolkit

 PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today launches a new Health & Wellness Toolkit and digital platform – www.consumergoodsforbetterlives.com. The Toolkit is …

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Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction

PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced its commitment to tackling the global food waste challenge by agreeing to halve food …

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New Tools to Help Consumer Goods Industry Safeguard Consumer Data Across Digital Channels

 PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the launch of a new assessment scan and companion manual for companies looking to meet …

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Ambitious New Resolution on Food Waste Agreed by The Consumer Goods Board for an Improved Industry

   Paris and New York, 24th June, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, has announced a major new initiative from its …

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Campbell and Pick n Pay Executives Elected New Co-Chairs of The Consumer Goods Forum Board

Paris and New York, 24th June, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, announced today that it has elected two new Co-Chairs …

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New open-source Comparison Tool Launched by the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and ITC Standards Map

 Paris and Geneva, 24 June 2015 – The Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) of the Consumer Goods Forum and ITC Standards Map of the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched …

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New free online tool to bolster small agribusinesses competitiveness

 Paris and Geneva, 24 June 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched a free public customized joint online application of the …

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Consumer Goods Industry Highlights Positive Climate Change Actions

 PARIS, 20th May 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today published its first-ever Climate Change Booklet. The Booklet highlights 18 real-life examples from the CGF’s retailer and manufacturer …

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Trust Tops the CEO Agenda at The Consumer Goods Forum Annual Summit

PARIS, April 28th, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the “CGF”) today announcesthatin exactly two months,New York City will play host to scores of CEOs from the world’s most influential …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Partners with Business & Climate Summit

  PARIS, 9th April 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced it is an official partner of the upcoming Business & Climate Summit in Paris from 20th-21st …

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