Danone CEO elected co-chair of Consumer Goods Forum board

By Jim Cornall contact

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The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit opened in Vancouver last week. Pic: CGF
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit opened in Vancouver last week. Pic: CGF

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Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber has been elected as a co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body pursuing purpose and positive change across the consumer goods industry.

Faber will chair the Manufacturer College of the Board, while the other co-chari, Özgür Tort, CEO of Migros Ticaret, will chair the Retailer College.

They will lead the CGF Board for two years and replace outgoing co-chairs Ian Cook of Colgate-Palmolive and Olaf Koch of METRO Group. James Quincey, president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company and Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group have been appointed vice co-chairs of the CGF Board.

The CGF said the new co-chairs will bring their manufacturing and retail experience to unite members in addressing issues like plastic waste, food waste, deforestation, forced labor, data accuracy, food safety, consumer health and employee wellbeing.

Faber said, "The health of the people and of the planet is the major challenge of the 21st century. We need to act now to build a sustainable future and all stakeholders must join forces to best impact at scale. I am convinced that our industry has a decisive role to play.

“The CGF embodies a unique platform to drive positive change through collaboration at local and global level, in order to reinvent the industry model. I’m greatly honoured to become new co-chair of the board alongside Özgür and feel inspired to advance the ambitious collective roadmap of the CGF with all its members."

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