Examples of successful food loss and waste reduction approaches from consumer goods companies on show as part of new collection of case studies

PARIS, 27th October 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the publication of its first-ever Food Waste Booklet, a compilation of real-life examples from the CGF members on how they are measuring and reducing food loss and waste.  The CGF is the only organisation bringing consumer goods retailers, manufacturers and service providers together globally, and this publication showcases their commitment to tackling the issue of food loss and waste.

The booklet comes on the heels of other recent successful food waste initiatives involving the CGF and its members, such as the 2015 CGF resolution to halve food waste within the individual operations of its members by 2025, the launch of the Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Standard and participation in Champions 12.3. While these accomplishments and milestones are great frameworks to use in our collective journey to reduce food waste, concrete actions are necessary to achieve tangible results.  This case study booklet therefore serves as inspiration and guidance to others wishing to accelerate their food loss and waste measurement and reduction by showcasing an array of successful approaches to food waste from consumer goods companies. 

Food loss and waste is an enormous environmental, social and economic problem and arguably one of the greatest collective challenges of our time. Given the magnitude of this issue, collaboration is key and the sharing of best practice through the case study booklet is a positive way to do so. 

The booklet is the third CGF case study booklet  in a series focused on environmental sustainability, along with the CGF Refrigeration Booklet that highlights how CGF members are phasing out HFCs and implementing natural refrigeration alternatives, and the CGF Climate Change Booklet containing examples of how members are making business changes to have a positive impact on the climate with the goal of keeping global temperature rises below 2°C.

Visit www.tcgfsustainability.com to learn more about our work to help develop sustainable value chains and business practices, globally.

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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 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs.

For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.
Ignacio Gavilan
Director, Environmental Sustainability
The Consumer Goods Forum

Lee Green
Senior Manager, Communications
The Consumer Goods Forum
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