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Beyond the “Why” & Understanding “How”

We are a “Do-Tank” and we take pride in our ability to produce an array of toolkits, guidelines, manuals and case study booklets that help members implement key commitments and resolutions. And, we drive industry-wide harmonisation of stretching supply chain standards so that all actors in the value chain are encouraged to work towards the Board’s “positive change” agenda.  Our goal is simple: we want to provide members with the tools they need to implement business strategies that support the sustainable, long-term growth of their business, increase industry efficiencies and secure consumer trust.

We know it’s not always easy for companies to understand the business case for change, or where to get started when they do, so our work is integral to helping the industry move forward together.

Of course, this is not about development at any cost. Our support also ensures members consider the future of the planet and their consumers when aligning on pre-competitive issues that can only be solved collaboratively.

“The ongoing development of tools that support members to source soy sustainably is key if we want to meet the 2020 deforestation commitment. The CGF provides a platform where retailers and manufacturers can come together to discuss challenges and share best practices. In addition, with these sourcing and calculation guidelines, we are now also able to actually offer members the tools to help them source soy sustainably and take action”.

 

Hugo Byrnes, VP Product Integrity, Ahold Delhaize 

Developing Tools, Guidelines, Case Studies & More

Our work is supporting implementation across all of our focus areas, be it environmental or social sustainability, consumer and employee health, food and product safety, or traceability and the end-to-end value chain. Our resources are created by members for members, to help ensure our industry can implement solutions and move forward together. Our resources are downloaded around the world and are being utilised by local players and multinationals alike.

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