The consumer Goods Forum

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WHY IS THE CGF INTERESTED IN LEADING HEALTH AND WELLNESS EFFORTS?

A recent dunnhumby report showed that consumers expect food manufacturers and retailers to support them in achieving better health and lifestyles.  From a business point of view, CGF members want to provide healthful products for consumers and shoppers to choose from, and to create a good and healthful environment for our employees.

We know the importance of health and wellness for our employees, consumers, shoppers and the communities our industry serves.  Each member company thinks about how they can have a positive influence on healthy choices.

The CGF appreciates that by working together, all of our member companies can have an even greater impact, and the CGF can be an agent for ‘better lives through better business’.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE HEALTH & WELLNESS TOOLKIT?

The purpose of the Health & Wellness Toolkit is to support our members in their implementation of the Health & Wellness Resolutions and Commitments. We want to:

Help drive positive action across the industry and around the world
Provide health and wellness ideas with simple and practical “how to” steps for those who want to advance
Demonstrate how CGF member companies are active in this area
Show industry leadership in health and wellness

This Consultation Draft for Review of the Health & Wellness Toolkit was launched at the 59th Global Summit in New York in June 2015 and is a living, evolving resource. Much like the subject of Health & Wellness itself the toolkit will evolve and your feedback is important to help us make this resource more robust. Feedback and suggestions are best given on the feedback form on www.consumergoodsforbetterlives.com, although we will continue to provide pdf resources to facilitate member efforts to read and share.

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HOW CAN CGF MEMBERS GET INVOLVED?
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PARTICIPATE

To help members participate, we have created a number of working groups focused on each of our commitments: Employee Health & Wellness, Marketing Communications to Children, Nutrition and Product Formulation and Product Labelling and Consumer Information. We are also forming new groups to reflect the evolving interests of our membership. These groups are open to all members who want to participate, and our experience shows that participation in one of these groups really helps accelerate practical knowledge and the ability to implement.

ENGAGE

Engagement is core to the CGF’s mission. When members want a powerful industry voice, they can count on the CGF. When they want privileged access to other leading industry organisations, they know the CGF can help. When specialised or topic-specific groups need support, members know they can rely on the CGF. Please go to www.theconsumergoodsforum.com for more information.

IMPLEMENT

Your CGF Board and staff can help share good ideas, organise working groups and networking opportunities, and keep the digital platform fresh and vibrant, but only CGF members have the power to implement the health and wellness recommendations that have been put together collectively by the membership. The CGF stands ready to assist in any way that makes sense.

MEASURE

Clear and concise measurement is the foundation for good communication, so the CGF is an industry leader in this area.  Members of the CGF, through the Health & Wellness Pillar, are involved in the industry’s only global survey on health and wellness. The 2015 report is available free of charge.

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WHERE TO GO FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Pillar – Sharon Bligh, Director of Health & Wellness,
The Consumer Goods Forum

If you would like to get in contact with other stakeholders highlighted in this toolkit, we can put you in touch with the right person to start the dialogue

View practical examples of current industry actions around empowering consumers to make informed choicess

ABOUT THE CONSUMER GOODS FORUM

The CGF is a global industry network that serves the consumer goods and personal care industries worldwide and encourages the global adoption of good practices and standards. We bring together the CEOs and senior management of more than 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and our active membership reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category, and format.

Our member companies have combined sales of 2.5 trillion euros and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs along the value chain. It is governed by our Board of Directors, which includes 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs.

400

RETAILERS, MANUFACTURERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS

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COUNTRIES

2500

BILLION EUROS IN COMBINED SALES

10

MILLION EMPLOYEES

90

MILLION RELATED JOBS

50

MANUFACTURER AND RETAILER CEOS ON BOARD

Our events range from operational, local meetings to large international congresses, while our numerous working groups and expert committees provide an unrivalled opportunity to exchange ideas with peers, clients, and business partners year round.

“Bringing together consumer goods manufacturers and retailers in pursuit of business practices for efficiency and positive change across our industry benefiting shoppers, consumers and the world without impeding competition”.
This is the CGF’s mission.

We provide a unique global platform for the development of global industry processes and standards as well as sharing good practices. Our activities are organised around the following strategic pillars: Sustainability, Product Safety, Health & Wellness, and End-to-End Value Chain & Standards, each of which is central to better serving consumers and driving long-term, sustainable business growth.

The CGF’s success is driven by the active participation of our members who together develop and lead the implementation of best practices. Our headquarters are in Paris, and we have regional offices in Washington, DC and Tokyo.

For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS FRAMEWORK

Ready to get started? The next sections describe the four work areas that we are focusing on, followed by three sections that explain how the CGF will work to help enable your success. Here is an infographic that shows how the next sections are organised:

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Each section contains a rationale for action, how to get started and how to measure your success. In addition, you will find practical examples from other members and references to helpful resources.

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