Steering Committee

A Steering Committee of seven expert institutions provided technical input, written content, strategic direction, and quality control throughout the standard’s development.

The Consumer Goods Forum is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by our members. CGF brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries. Member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion, and retailer and manufacturer members directly employ nearly 10 million people with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. Learn More


Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. The three main goals of FAO are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Learn More

FUSIONS, funded by the EU, is working towards a more resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Learn More

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Learn More

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. Learn More

WRAP is a charity based in the UK with a vision for a world in which resources are used sustainably. It’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable resource-efficient economy through re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products; rethinking how we use and consume products; and re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling. Learn More

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Learn More

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