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Consumer Goods Forum launches new Carbon Solutions Center to help industry understand the path to Net Zero

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Consumer Goods Forum launches new Carbon Solutions Center to help industry understand the path to Net Zero

PARIS and DUBLIN, June 22, 2022 /CSRwire/ — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today launches its Carbon Solutions Division (the Hub), a new knowledge repository built in collaboration with Accenture. The hub is designed to help CGF members and the broader retail and FMCG sectors navigate the sustainability landscape, find inspiration, and quickly achieve and execute net goals. zero. The announcement was made at the CGF’s annual flagship event, the Global Summit, currently taking place in Dublin, and is part of the CGF’s commitment to its role as an official United Nations body. Race to Zero Acceleratoras announced at COP26 in Glasgow.

The hub includes key information on decarbonization, the Race to Zero campaign, and aggregated resources from across the sustainability ecosystem. It is organized into three sections: 1) an introduction to Net Zero providing the background and rationale for decarbonization; 2) a guide to the Race to Zero campaign and how to participate; and 3) the knowledge repository to learn more.

The Knowledge repository is a collection of over 100 case studies, and other resources, which have been categorized by distinct decarbonization levers identified as priority areas for carbon reduction in consumer goods and retail industries. The collection can be searched and filtered by decarbonization lever, resource type and subtopic. The Hub is intended to be a living repository, and more relevant content will continue to be added, with a form for third party submissions available on the site.

Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability, The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “As a CEO-led organization, we have worked hard to help members move to net zero and, more specifically, to join the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. This work began with the creation of our board-led Net Zero task force in 2021 and we have already seen the number of board members engaged in the race to zero more than double. Since becoming an official Race to Zero Accelerator, we have stepped up our work, hosting webinars and working with our Action Coalitions. The launch of the Carbon Solutions Hub is another milestone as we seek to share knowledge and best practices and facilitate our members’ transition to net zero. There’s a lot of great content out there and we want our members to find it. Now, with support from Accenture, they can by visiting a single source.

Oliver Wright, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer Goods & Services Industry Group, Accenture, said, “The consumer goods industry has proven to be adaptable and resilient, even in times of great disruption and uncertainty. The challenge of managing complex global value chains and raising the bar for sustainability commitments – from tackling Scope 3 emissions to adopting circular practices – is significant.

“Working closely with the Consumer Goods Forum, we have developed the Carbon Solutions Hub to inspire and help business leaders accelerate their journey to net zero by providing practical information and resources, and empowering industries to come together to share their experiences and successes. with the others.

“Armed with knowledge, a continued willingness to work together, and an increased focus on embedding sustainability into all facets of the organization, business leaders will be better positioned to create new levels of value. , cut costs and do the right thing for society and the planet.”

To learn more, visit the Carbon Solutions Hub at www.carbonsolutionshub.com. If you have relevant content to share, send the form.

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About the Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, peer-driven industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serve the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together CEOs and senior executives from some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders in 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in terms of geography, size, product category and format. . Its member companies have a combined turnover of €4.6 trillion and directly employ almost 10 million people, with an additional 90 million jobs estimated across the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which includes more than 55 CEOs of manufacturers and retailers. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with industry-leading digital, cloud and security capabilities. Combining unparalleled experience and specialist skills in more than 40 industries, we offer strategy and advisory, technology and operations, and Accenture Song services, all powered by the world’s largest network of advanced technology centers and smart operations. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving customers in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our customers, our people, our shareholders, our partners and our communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

For more information please contact:

Ignacio Gavilan
Director of Environmental Sustainability
The Consumer Goods Forum
[email protected]

lee green
Communications Director
The Consumer Goods Forum
[email protected]

Tara burns
Global Head of Consumer Goods & Services
Accenture
[email protected]

The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global industry peer-to-peer network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serve the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together CEOs and senior executives from some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders in 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in terms of geography, size, product category and format. . Its member companies have a combined turnover of €3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with an additional 90 million jobs estimated across the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which includes more than 50 CEOs of manufacturers and retailers. To learn more, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

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