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PARIS, 30th November 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.

bord-bia-member-logoBord Bia, the Irish Food Board, is a government agency with a network of fifteen offices all around the world. Established over 25 years ago, Bord Bia’s key objective is to develop global markets and opportunities for Irish food, drink and horticulture producers.

Bord Bia is also responsible for creating and running Origin Green, a national food and drink sustainability programme, which has been in operation for over eight years. Origin Green’s purpose is to drive and monitor positive change across the entire Irish food and drink industry to continue to build and protect its global reputation for food sustainability. This pioneering programme remains the world’s only national food and drink sustainability programme that drives sustainability improvements across the entire supply chain.

Through Bord Bia’s long established and ongoing collaboration with the Irish agri-food and farming sectors, the organisation has firmly embedded sustainability practices, plans and strategies across the Irish food and drink industry. From a manufacturing perspective, Origin Green provides participating companies with the knowledge and know how to develop a third-party verified sustainability plan, which in turn companies use to provide trade customers and stakeholders with proof of their commitment to sustainability.

“Bord Bia is honoured and excited to join The Consumer Goods Forum. As organisations, we share a common purpose, working in collaboration with our key stakeholders to drive positive change. We look forward to learning and sharing best practice with this influential and relevant network of global industry players. Through this new relationship with CGF, I’m confident Bord Bia will gain a greater understanding of what the key issues are around sustainability and ultimately how, through Origin Green, we can play an integral part in addressing the common issues.” – Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia

ciandt-member-logoCI&T is a digital solutions partner for some of the world’s biggest companies, helping them drive growth and continuous innovation across business, people and technology. With operations across North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, CI&T has a proven track record of delivering complex end-to-end solutions for the digital enterprise. For more information, visit www.ciandt.com.
“We are excited to be joining the CGF community and beginning our journey with this diverse group of industry leaders in the consumer packaged goods sector. As a global digital solutions provider for some of the world’s largest companies, we look forward to participating in CGF’s pro-social initiatives that will impact not only our business and the business of our clients but the lives of everyone on the value chain.” – Bruno Guicardi, President and Co-Founder, CI&T 

systemiq-member-logoSYSTEMIQ is a B Corp created in 2016 to drive achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement by transforming markets and business models across three areas: land use, materials and energy. Working with partners across sectors, SYSTEMIQ aims to unlock economic opportunities that benefit business, society and the environment. To learn more, visit www.systemiq.earth.

“The world’s largest global retailers and manufacturers are an immeasurable force in the world, and they have the collective power to transform our impact on the environment and society. As one of the newest companies to join The Consumer Goods Forum, we look forward to working closely with CGF and its members to broaden and deepen its positive impact on some of the world’s most important challenges.” – Martin Stuchtey, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SYSTEMIQ

zentis-member-logoZentis is one of Europe’s leading fruit processors. Thanks to its many years of experience, Zentis is considered an innovative source of inspiration for both natural and delicious nutrition. For over 125 years Zentis has been combining the craftsmanship of a traditional family business with an uncompromising quality policy and a high level of innovation. The competencies of the globally active fruit expert range from sweet spreads for the retail trade to fruit preparations for the dairy and bakery industries to confectionery goods for industry and retail.
“Joining The Consumer Goods Forum is a natural step for us and fully in line with our corporate philosophy: As one of the leading international, industrial processors of natural raw materials, we have traditionally been concerned with topics such as ecological and social sustainability as well as food safety. This is exactly where the partnership with The Consumer Goods Forum comes into play, as we firmly believe, that only together can the current ecological and economic challenges be mastered. It takes a strong network of producers and retailers from all over the world, who jointly face the challenging tasks of our time. We are excited to be part of this network from now on.” – Norbert Weichele, CEO, Zentis 

As the only association in the consumer goods industry that is truly global, while embracing both retailers and manufacturers, and service providers, our members understand the value of our uniqueness. Many of the opportunities and issues that we face as an industry can’t be addressed by individual companies alone, or just by collaborating regionally. The CGF offers you a seat at the table, and our members know that our global, cross-value chain perspective is critical to helping drive positive change globally and in securing long-term, sustainable business growth.

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For further information, please contact:

Rhoda Lane O’Kelly
Director, CGF Europe, Middle East & Africa

Lee Green
Director, Communications