The Hub, built in collaboration with Accenture, is designed to help CGF members and the broader FMCG sectors to navigate the sustainability landscape and execute against net zero targets.
It includes key information on decarbonisation, the Race to Zero campaign, and aggregated resources from across the sustainability ecosystem. It also has a collection of over 100 case studies, and other resources, which have been categorised by decarbonisation levers identified as priority areas for carbon reduction.
Race to Zero
“As a ceo-led organisation, we have been working hard to help transition members to net zero and, more specifically, join the UN’s Race to Zero campaign. This work started with the creation of our Board-led Net Zero Taskforce in 2021 and we have already seen the number of Board members committed to Race to Zero more than double,” said Ignacio Gavilan, environmental sustainability director, CGF.
“Since becoming an official Race to Zero Accelerator, we have stepped up our work, hosting webinars and working with our Coalitions of Action. The launch of the Carbon Solutions Hub is another step as we look to share knowledge and best practices and make it easier for our members to transition to net zero. There’s a lot of great content out there, and we want our members to find it.”
Oliver Wright, senior managing director, global lead of Accenture’s Consumer Goods & Services industry group, said: “The consumer goods industry has proven to be adaptable and resilient, even in times of great disruption and uncertainty. The challenge of managing complex global value chains and raising the bar for sustainability commitments – from addressing Scope 3 emissions to the adoption of circular practices – is significant.”
The launch comes as Innovate UK revealed that it has up to £50,000 available to help small and micro businesses working on net zero innovations through its Fast Start: Innovation competition. This will cover a range of projects such as User-centric low carbon heating and cooling solutions; Energy generation, storage, management, and active user engagement approaches to energy efficiency and environmentally focused manufacturing, supply chains and circular economy solutions.