PARIS, 30th September 2021 — 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.

GODIVA Chocolatier, the global leader in premium chocolate, was founded in Brussels in 1926 by Belgian Chocolatier Pierre Draps. Privately held by Yildiz Holding, GODIVA is committed to making its premium chocolates more accessible and is focusing on democratising its premium chocolate under the leadership of CEO Nurtac Afridi. With an established global footprint across more than 100 markets, GODIVA is extending its reach through an omnichannel approach, quickly expanding beyond formal gifting towards a more “treat yourself every day” philosophy. Responsible corporate citizenship is a way of doing business and GODIVA optimises its impact by aligning with the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and via Women’s Empowerment and Sustainability initiatives. 

“At GODIVA, we believe collaboration breeds excellence and, as a member of the CGF, we will have the opportunity to do the industry’s important work alongside like-minded partners who are equally dedicated to impacting positive change across all sectors – from sustainable, responsible growth to world class innovation.”  – Nurtac Afridi, CEO, GODIVA Chocolatier

What’s life without flavour? Not much, if you ask Paulig, a family-owned food and beverage company, offering a world of flavours for home cooks, baristas and professional chefs alike. Paulig provides all things tasty; coffees and beverages, Tex Mex and spices, snacks and plant-based choices. They have over 2,000 passionate employees in 13 different countries. Their different backgrounds inspire Paulig in growing a new, sustainable food culture – one that is good for both people and the planet.

“Sustainability has always been a part of Paulig’s DNA and, as a family-owned company, we recognise our responsibility for all future generations and the future of food. The food & beverage industry can be a part of the global climate and health solutions and we need to work together with our peers and other partners in the food value chain to achieve a positive impact. By joining the CGF community, we look forward to a common journey of sharing and learning.” – Rolf Ladau, CEO, Paulig 

SIRIO is the leading integrated contract manufacturer for the dietary supplement industry. With 28 years of industry experience, we specialise in developing and manufacturing products including softgel, gummy, veggiesoft, probiotic, tablet, powder, capsule and functional beverage, supporting many international well-known brand companies with one-stop solutions which include product development, manufacturing, packaging and logistics services. With three R&D centers and four production bases in China and Germany, we provide superior ODM services to more than 600 customers in over 50 countries around the world. 

“Transforming health in the world is the core value proposition of Sirio Pharma, which coincides with CGF’s CHL mission. We are honoured to join the CGF family and integrate the cause of global health co-creation, as well as to contribute to a healthier world by providing more nutritious products.” – Patrick Lin, CEO, Sirio Pharma

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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Membership Team

Lee Green
Director, Communications