Consumer Goods Forum

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The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is a body comprising of over 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders from 70 countries, with a combined turnover of $3. 7 trillion.[1] In November 2010, spurred on by member companies of Refrigerants, Naturally!, the CGF pledged to begin phasing-out HFCs as of 2015 and replace them with natural refrigerants. This commitment has major climate implications as it could result in global annual greenhouse gas emission reductions of 2% over the next decades and will accelerate technology development and deployment internationally.

The CGF is committed to creating a collaborative environment and states in its resolution: "We recognize that barriers exist to wide scale adoption of more climate-friendly refrigeration, namely legislative restrictions in some markets, availability, cost, safety, maintenance and servicing. We will work to overcome those barriers by strengthening existing collaborative platforms and initiatives. We also will use our collective influence to encourage our supply base to develop natural refrigerant technologies that meet our business demand under commercially viable conditions."

More information about the initiative can be found on the Consumer Good Forum website.

[1] The Consumer Goods Forum “The Organisation” : 2014, http://www.theconsumergoodsforum.com/about.aspx