The Consumer Goods Forum has launched the Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries, alongside Accenture and the Race to Zero, which contains practical solutions for firms seeking to reduce carbon emissions.
Launched at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, the playbook has been developed as a 'consumer industry executive’s guide for developing and operationalising decarbonisation roadmaps', according to the CGF, both outlining the opportunities along the path to net zero, as well as advice on how to start the journey.
“As a CEO-led organisation — and Accelerator of the Race to Zero — we have focused on helping transition members to net zero by supporting them with specific tools and processes to drive large-scale, cross-sector change, reshaping the way they interact with nature," commented Ignacio Gavilan, sustainability director, The Consumer Goods Forum.
The playbook also provides case studies that illustrate how industry leaders are taking action across key decarbonisation levers, including sustainable agriculture, plastics and packaging, transport and logistics, consumer use, and supplier enablement.
It has been launched at COP27, where a key theme is making good on the commitments made at COP26, which took place in Glasgow last year, and demonstrating action.
'Adaptable And Resilient'
“Even in times of great disruption and uncertainty, the consumer goods industry has proven to be adaptable and resilient," added Oliver Wright, senior managing director and global lead for Accenture’s Consumer Goods & Services practice.
"The challenge of managing complex global value chains and raising the bar for sustainability commitments is significant. However, now is the time for action and to make sustainability a force for change. The playbook is another step in sharing knowledge and best practices to help business leaders accelerate their journey to achieving net zero.”
The Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries can be downloaded here.
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