The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Climate Change Booklet as Part of Paris Climate Week; Implementing Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy

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 members on how they are making business changes to have a positive impact on the climate. The CGF applauds the engagement of these members on this critical issue and hopes the booklet will help inspire others to take up the baton. 
Each real-life example includes insight from the respective company’s CEO, as well as details about their positive business actions on the issue being described and key figures to support their progress. Those companies included within the booklet are:
  • Ahold
  • Carrefour
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Danone
  • Delhaize 
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg’s
  • L’Oréal
  • Marks and Spencer 
  • Mondelēz
  • Nestlé
  • PepsiCo
  • Pick n Pay
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Sobeys
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Unilever
  • Walmar
Peter Freedman, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “The climate challenge is one we all need to take up. The time for talk is over. If global temperatures increase more than 2°C, the consumer industry – like everyone else – will face increased business risks, disruption of supply chains, volatility of commodity prices and increased operational costs. Our retailer and manufacturer members know this, and this booklet showcases how some of them are working individually and collectively to drive positive change globally”.
The CGF, as well as providing the only international, collaborative platform for consumer goods retailers and manufacturers, helps member companies to amplify the impact of their solutions. Its Sustainability Pillar also has eight dedicated working groups focused on addressing some of the industry’s key climate change challenges, like the sustainable sourcing of key commodities (palm oil, soy, beef and paper & pulp), refrigeration and solid and food waste. 
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About The Consumer Goods Forum
The Consumer Goods Forum (“the CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs.
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Ignacio Gavilan
Director, Sustainability
The Consumer Goods Forum
Debora Dias
Manager, Sustainability
The Consumer Goods Forum
Lee Green
Senior Manager, Communications
The Consumer Goods Forum