The Consumer Goods Forum has announced a new leadership team for its Sustainability Steering Committee, for a two-year term.
Christine Montenegro McGrath, vice president and chief global impact officer, Mondelēz International and Barry Parkin, chief procurement and sustainability officer, Mars, Incorporated will represent the manufacturer college, while Veronika Pountcheva, global director corporate responsibility and senior vice president, Metro AG and Jennifer Silberman, vice president, corporate responsibility, Target will represent the retailer college.
The announcement comes as the the Social and Environmental Sustainability Steering Committees merge into an inclusive Sustainability Steering Committee, evolving from a two to four co-chair model.
According to the Consumer Goods Forum, this new structure will facilitate greater focus on critical workstreams, including forced labour, deforestation, food waste, plastic waste, refrigeration and the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative.
“The CGF sets the pace for cross-sector collaboration in many of the most pressing fields of various branches. Industry today needs to lead by example," commented Metro's Pountcheva.
"We have to question, improve and act on the status quo in terms of challenges like plastic pollution, food loss and waste as well as social working conditions. The CGF proves that partnership creates more impact. This is what I will hold myself accountable for – fostering the force of impactful partnerships to enable better lives through better business."
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