Health & Wellness Progress Report

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Health and wellness progress report

Based on 2017 survey findings

Results from the latest Health and wellness progress Report by The Consumer Goods Forum and Deloitte Global show that more consumer goods companies are partnering with community stakeholders to address local health and wellness challenges.

About the Health and wellness progress report

In the five years since The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) launched its annual Health and wellness progress report, we have seen a concrete shift in how CGF members are working together to show industry leadership, address changing consumer demands, and empower consumers to adopt healthier lifestyles.

This year’s edition builds on the success we have seen in previous years as more companies are engaging with their employees and their communities to meet health and wellness needs. Employee participation in health and wellness programs jumped by 23 percent last year. CGF members partnered with over 527,000 schools in 2017 to help children learn healthy habits. They also responded to evolving consumer demand by reformulating more than 33,700 products. With global obesity figures continuing to rise, the document demonstrates how health and wellness are gaining in importance in FMCG boardrooms.

Health and wellness at CGF

What CGF members are doing to support healthier lives

Highlights from the report

  • More companies are engaging with communities, with 85 percent of consumer goods companies saying they have formed partnerships with community stakeholders
  • Over 1.6 million employees participated in health and wellness programs, an increase of 23 percent since last year
  • Fifty-eight percent of respondents participated in food bank programs, distributing 180 million meals and donating over 77,000 tonnes of food
  • Consumer goods companies’ health and wellness programs reached over 527,000 schools, up 37 percent since 2016
  • Eighty-eight percent of companies introduced products that have been formulated and/or reformulated to support healthier diets and lifestyles
  • Twelve percent increase over last year in the number of companies who are (re)formulating products to include less salt and less sugar
  • More reporting from personal care companies on the reformulation of products including parabens, phthalates, microbeads, and fragrances

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