New Publication from CGF Forest Positive Coalition Illustrates Consumer Goods Companies' Collective Strategy for Driving End to Commodity-Driven Deforestation

Apr 5, 2021 1:15 PM ET
Press Release

PARIS, 31 March 2021 — Six months after being officially launched at New York Climate Week, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has published its first-ever report,  “Taking Root: Embarking on the Forest Positive Journey,” which offers a comprehensive illustration of the Coalition’s strategy to lead cross-sector efforts in ending commodity-driven deforestation. The publication outlines the Coalition’s collective approach to driving full-sector transformation in the production and supply of four key commodities — palm oil, soy, paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging, and beef — by engaging with suppliers, traders, governments, and civil society stakeholders, and investing in key production landscapes.

Additionally, the publication includes insights from the Coalition’s leadership and technical partners from Proforest and the Tropical Forest Alliance. The Coalition is Co-sponsored at the CGF Board level by Alexandre Bompard, CEO, Carrefour, and Grant F. Reid, Chairman and CEO, Mars, Incorporated. It is Co-chaired by Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief Global Impact, Sustainability, at Mondelēz International, and Bertrand Swiderski, Sustainability Director, Carrefour. 

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