CGF Members Share Their Sustainability Strategies in Updated Publications

PARIS, Oct. 12 /CSRwire/ – The Consumer Goods Forum has published the 2nd editions of two of its key sustainability publications: its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet and its Food Waste booklet, featuring 12 new case studies outlining members’ strategies on how they are working on the eradication of forced labour from their global supply chains and reducing and measuring food loss and waste.

The CGF is unique in that it is the only organisation bringing consumer goods retailers, manufacturers and service providers together globally, and these new additions confirm how members are taking collective action and implementing business strategies that support their commitment to eradicating forced labour and food waste and driving positive change globally.

Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet

The Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet highlights the positive actions of CGF members as they tackle forced labour in their global supply chains. The new case studies include stories on how companies are setting up new programmes, engaging in cross-sectoral collaboration and effectively implementing auditing schemes to implement and address the CGF Priority Industry Principles, three simple principles that could help eradicate forced labour if applied globally. Through these business cases, members share their learnings on aspects such as the importance of working closely with local communities, partnering with human rights’ experts and development NGOs and maintaining a continuous dialogue with suppliers and business partners in order to effectively address forced labour.

New contributing members are:

  • Carrefour
  • Danone
  • Mondelēz International
  • S Group
  • Target

These new case studies have been published alongside those already provided by:

  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Kellogg Company
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Mars Incorporated
  • METRO Group
  • Migros
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • Tesco
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Unilever
  • Walmart

Food Waste booklet

In 2015, the CGF launched its Food Waste Resolution, with members agreeing to halve food waste in their own operations by 2025 and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Food Waste booklet came on the heels of this Resolution, showcasing concrete actions taken by companies to fulfil their commitment and serves as inspiration and guidance to others tackling the issue of food loss and waste.

New contributing members are:

  • A.S Watson Group
  • Group Exito
  • Musgrave
  • Pick n Pay
  • Sealed Air
  • Target
  • Woolworths

These new case studies have been published alongside those already provided by:

  • Ahold Delhaize
  • Barilla
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Danone
  • ICA
  • IFCO
  • Jerónimo Martins
  • Kellogg Company
  • Marks & Spencer
  • METRO Group
  • Mondelēz International
  • Nestlé
  • PepsiCo
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Unilever
  • Walmart

Food loss and waste is an enormous environmental, social and economic problem and arguably one of the greatest collective challenges of our time.

Moving Forwards

Given the magnitude of these two global issues, collaboration is key and the sharing of best practices through the case study booklet is a positive way to do so. Both booklets are ever-expanding documents, and the CGF welcomes new additions from its members at any time. Knowledge and best-practice sharing are core aspects of the CGF’s work and they will continue to support members in implementing the public resolutions and commitments.

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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 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: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

For further information, please contact:

Didier Bergeret
Director, Social Sustainability and GSCP
The Consumer Goods Forum
d.bergeret@theconsumergoodsforum.com

Ignacio Gavlian
Director, Environmental Sustainability
The Consumer Goods Forum
i.gavilan@theconsumergoodsforum.com

Lee Green
Director, Communications
The Consumer Goods Forum
l.green@theconsumergoodsforum.com

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Originally published on CSRwire: http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/40467-CGF-Members-Share-Their-Sustainability-Strategies-in-Updated-Publications

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