Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes Corporate Investments in Manufacturing in Latest Report | So Good News
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Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes Corporate Investments in Manufacturing in Latest Report
PARIS, November 18, 2022 /CSRwire/ – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action today published a new report encouraging business investment in the world’s manufacturing hubs to combat deforestation, transform forests , and cost reduction while promoting integration and improving the quality of life of the community. Entitled “Participation and Investment in Land Management Systems: The Business Case for Forest Positive Transformation,” the report shares insights from 21 producers of the Coalition 21 who met with vendors selling the most important production facilities – the regions and environment where the Coalition’s main products are it is designed. and research – and call on all stakeholders, including members of the Coalition and other companies, including those who exercise on land, to use what is happening in these areas that drives people, the environment, and the positive effects of the climate.
Such investments are a key element in the Coalition’s Forest Positive Approach, actions that Coalition members are committed to follow in their products through direct KPI reporting and, in collaboration with upstream partners, in business and production. the form of the value chain. In 2021, the Coalition launched a Landscape Strategy at COP26 about taking action beyond the market, sharing its desire to change the landscape of production in areas similar to what the Coalition plans to improve by 2030. through public engagement and investment in ‘people-led strategies. In 2022, the Coalition said that all members of the Coalition are now selling only one project as a priority, and most of the members of the Coalition are reporting on the priorities they are investing in and the goals and objectives they are supporting. these experiments.
This report shares the benefits of investing in business and local governments, communities and ecosystems, the connection between what is happening on the ground and positive outcomes for the climate, the environment, and people. It also includes case studies from several projects supported by Coalition members, including those operating in Siak, Indonesia; Mato Grosso, Brazil; and Chiapas, Mexico. These initiatives are part of the ‘Learning Through Action’ Portfolio of Landscape Initiatives, a group of 22 programs in six countries recognized by Coalition members as meeting their principles of sustainable and equitable forest management.
CGF members joining today’s announcement are seven retailers – Carrefour, Jerónimo Martins, METRO AG, Sainsbury’s, Sodexo, Tesco, and Walmart – and 14 manufacturers – Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Sinar Mas, Colgate-Palmolive Company , Danone, Essity, General Mills, Grupo Bimbo, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International, Neste, Nestlé, P&G, PepsiCo, Reckitt, and Unilever. The partnership is supported by technical and technical partners, Proforest and the Tropical Forest Alliance.
Didier Bergeret, Director of Sustainability, Consumer Goods Forum, said, “To ensure a better future for forests, today, businesses need to look beyond where their products are produced. Investing in positive outcomes for people, the environment, and the climate will not help us collectively end deforestation and sustainable change.” and resources, as well as strengthening communities, improving people’s lives, and protecting and restoring vital natural resources.
Ruth Nussbaum, Director, Proforest, said, “This declaration is in line with what the members of the Coalition have committed to achieve their work, through specific KPIs. The Landscape Approach works at a level beyond the population through cooperation in the areas where the members of the Coalition come from. the need to drive good things for people , the environment and the climate, and we are seeing a huge increase in real estate investment around the world.”
Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, said, “Cooperation between producers, traders, consumers, local governments, communities, and civil society is the only way to stop deforestation and environmental change on a large scale and in an integrated, holistic, and sustainable way. Action in “These acquisitions are a way to translate global climate, environmental, and human goals into priorities for livelihoods, productivity, and disaster-resilience. By going above and beyond, companies can help ensure these infrastructures continue to deliver.” what we want, and the necessary environmental services and support from the local community.”
Andi Sitti Asmayanti, Director of Sustainability, Southeast Asia at Mondelēz International, “Participating in manufacturing facilities is an important way for manufacturing companies around the world to contribute to the health and environment of the people who make the products that are so important to their companies. This report shows how companies have the opportunity to help open up good things to people. , the environment, and weather — and their businesses — by providing financial support to many people in these communities.
The full report is available on the CGF website here. For more information about the Forest Positive Coalition, visit www.tcgforestpositive.com.
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About the Forest Positive Coalition
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action is an initiative led by the CEO representing 21 CGF companies that are committed to supporting the entire community and accelerating efforts to eliminate deforestation, forest degradation and transition to the supply chain. Launched in 2020, the Coalition represents a powerful change for companies in the fight against illegal deforestation: by promoting the leadership positions of member companies to create multi-stakeholder partnerships and create ways of working and taking action, the Coalition brings together different stakeholders to achieve sustainability. These efforts support the development of forest-based businesses that drive changes in important habitats and supply systems, promoting the resilience of communities and ecosystems around the world. To learn more about the Forest Positive Coalition, visit www.tcgforestpositive.com.
About the Consumer Goods Forum
The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is an international, member-driven industry group that promotes the adoption of practices and standards that support the global consumer goods industry. It includes CEOs and other senior executives of 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders in 70 countries, and reflects the diversity of companies in geography, size, product group and format. Its member companies have a combined turnover of EUR 4.6 trillion and directly employ around 10 million people, with an additional 90 million jobs expected in the future. It is managed by a Board of Directors, which consists of more than 55 CEOs of manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.
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The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is an international, member-led industry association that promotes the global adoption of practices and standards that support the global consumer goods industry. It includes CEOs and other senior executives of 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders in 70 countries, and reflects the diversity of companies in geography, size, product group and format. Its member companies have a combined turnover of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ around 10 million people, with another 90 million jobs related to the value expected. It is managed by a Board of Directors, which consists of more than 50 CEOs of manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.
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