3 things Gareth Ackerman must tackle as Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum

Gareth Ackerman has just been elected as Co-Chairperson of the Consumer Goods Forum, a position that he will occupy for the next 2 years.

This is a global body that brings together 400 businesses in 70 countries, with combined sales in excess of EUR 2.5 trillion.

In his new role as co-chairperson, Ackerman will have to address the three following matters:

  • Sustainability: He says that the members of the forum are working to use technology that will reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases into the environment.

  • Food waste: Ackerman advises that the members will need to address more effective ways of maximum food production with minimum wastage.

  • Palm oil: According to Ackerman, the issue of palm oil and deforestation will need to be combated in the way that member companies make their products.

Listen to the full conversation on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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