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PARIS, 15th June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Health & Wellness Measurement & Reporting exercise. The Survey, now in its 4th year, continues to grow in influence as a key tool for members of the CGF to highlight their positive actions towards empowering healthy consumers globally through the implementation of the CGF Health & Wellness Resolutions and Commitments.

2016 is a big year for members of the CGF as two Health & Wellness Commitments are expected to come to fruition at the end of the year:
 

  • Implement employee health and wellness programmes 
  • Publicly communicate product formulation policies

 

This year’s survey is, therefore, vital in showing the progress being made by all CGF members and to demonstrate their commitment to being part of the solution to today’s leading health and wellness challenges.

Results from the 2015 survey showed good progress in some key areas, at the same time more needs to be done to harness the consumer goods industry’s collective power. With a specific focus on the two Commitments ending this year, 2015 results showed:
 

  • 49% of respondents have publicly communicated their product formulation policies; and
  • 55% of respondents have implemented employee health and wellness programmes.

 

The members behind the work of the Health & Wellness Pillar are now expecting to see an increase in the number of respondents and an increase in those reporting, especially on the above two Commitments. Product formulation policies are relevant to both food and personal care and hygiene manufacturers and retailers, while employee health and wellness is relevant to all 400 members of the CGF. With the 2016 progress report scheduled for January 2017, the industry has an opportunity to inspire positive action.

All CGF members are encouraged to participate in the Survey and complete those questions that are relevant to their businesses. The Health & Wellness team remain at your disposal should you have any questions or need help to complete the Survey (hw@theconsumergoodsforum.com).

The 2016 Progress Report (with 2015 survey results) is one of the most downloaded CGF documents ever, which highlights its importance and relevance to both members and external stakeholders.  If your company wants to be publicly acknowledged as being part of the solution, complete the simple survey before the September 2016 deadline.

 

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About the Health & Wellness Pillar

The mission of the CGF’s Health & Wellness work is to empower consumers globally to make more informed diet and lifestyle choices. Its primary strategy is to drive implementation of its Health & Wellness Resolutions (Board-approved in 2011) and Commitments (Board-approved in 2014) and publicly report on members’ progress. The Health & Wellness Pillar is also engaging with external stakeholders and telling its story, showcasing how the consumer goods industry is having a positive impact on the global health agenda and empowering consumers worldwide. This is done through a number of publications, tools, videos and other resources, as well as through regular meetings and more than 50 practical examples of how members are implementing the Resolutions and Commitments. More at www.tcgfhealthandwellness.com.

 

About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“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.

For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.
 
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Sharon Bligh
Director, Health & Wellness
The Consumer Goods Forum
hw@theconsumergoodsforum.com
 
Lee Green
Senior Manager, Communications
The Consumer Goods Forum
l.green@theconsumergoodsforum.com