PARIS, 21st January 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched a new podcast series which will welcome guests from inside and outside the organisation and membership to discuss challenges facing the consumer goods industry, the planet and its people.

The first episode “A New Year in Sustainability” features Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability and Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability who review 2018, look at what we achieved as an industry and explore the challenges that this new year and the future may bring.

Lee Green, Communications Director at the CGF said: “The way that we tell stories is changing, and this new podcast series adds another dimension to our communications. It enables us to hear from people on what they do to drive positive change and their opinions on the issues at the heart of the industry. We need to tell more stories about the great work being done by our members around the world, and we need to build better relationships with our external audiences. We believe the new podcast series will help us achieve this”.

The podcast will be released monthly on iTunes and Google Play stores and will be available on the CGF website.


About The Consumer Goods Forum
The Consumer Goods Forum 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 €3.5 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 more than 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit

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Louise Chester
Communications Officer