Consumer goods coalition vs deforestation

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recently launched its Forest Positive Coalition of Action. The initiative aims to accelerate systemic efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from the vital commodity supply chains of palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging.
The coalition’s members include 17 global consumer goods brands, retailers and manufacturers who will work together and use their collective voice and drive transformative change across the industry. Some of the brands on board are Carrefour, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Danone, Essity, General Mills, Grupo Bimbo, Jeronimo Martins, Mars, Incorporated, Metro AG, Mondelez International, Nestle, P&G, PepsiCo, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart.
Alexandre Bompard, chairman and CEO, Carrefour and CGF Board co-sponsor of the Forest Positive Coalition, said: "We are actively changing our model in order to become forest positive businesses. We are fully committed to engaging supply chain actors, taking action on the ground and working collectively to catalyse change. Multi-stakeholder action is critical, particularly political engagement at the national and regional levels, as is strong support from the investment community".
The new coalition will utilise its collective reach and knowledge, global networks and resources, to engage and collaborate with producers, suppliers and traders, as well as governments and civil society, to advocate for forest-positive solutions. (Image from Unsplash)

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