PARIS, 9th February 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce that in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it is now a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP), under the United Nation’s 10 Year Framework of Programmes for Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP).
The 10YFP CI-SCP serves as a global platform to support the provision of quality information on goods and services, and the identification and implementation of the most effective strategies to engage consumers in sustainable consumption. Its objectives include improving availability, accessibility and quality of consumer information, driving change in business and government in this area and enhancing communication to drive behavioural change. The programme achieves these objectives through critical partnerships and collaboration between a variety of sectors and stakeholders and includes a Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The MAC of the 10YFP CI-SCP main role is to oversee the programme’s coordination and implementation and comprises a host of actors from the non-governmental, public and private sectors.
The committee holds quarterly meetings, the next of which is scheduled for 27th February to 1st March in Bali, Indonesia. The event will be hosted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry and brings together all MAC members to proactively shape their agenda for 2017. CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, will be a key participant in this meeting, representing the CGF and, more broadly, the consumer goods industry perspective.
Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability and the GSCP, The Consumer Goods Forum said,
“The CGF welcomes opportunities such as the MAC of the 10YFP CI-SCP to ensure our organisation is at the forefront of the global sustainability discussion through proactive stakeholder engagement. The advisory committee of the CI-SCP is a great platform to share CGF knowledge and best practice around critical sustainability topics such as forced labour, deforestation, refrigeration, traceability and sustainable supply chain management while in turn learning from others”.
The CGF sees sustainable consumption and production as paramount to drive market changes and reach the collective goals of universal human rights and reducing global temperatures in efforts to combat climate change. The CGF is willing and ready to work with industry partners, governments and civil society to achieve these goals.
The CGF also sees value in providing consumers with greater transparency and access to information. Through value chain projects like those on Transparency & Traceability, SmartLabel and the Consumer Engagement Principles, CGF members are working together to support efficiencies across the value chain. This includes providing better transparency of product information to consumers, more interoperability and efficient traceability of products within the supply chain to help businesses be more efficient and responsive.
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About the CI-SCP
The CI-SCP is led by the Environment Ministries of Germany and Indonesia, and Consumers International. The programme is supported by a multi-stakeholder advisory committee, made up of private sector, non-profit and governmental actors, which provides technical and strategic advice; and a network of partners implementing projects and contributing to working groups. Its members include the CGF, the European Commission Directorate General for the Environment, the governments of Chile, Brazil and France, ISEAL Alliance and more.
To learn more about the CI-SCP, please visit: http://www.scpclearinghouse.org/consumer-information-scp.