|The Consumer Goods Council Fact Sheet|
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa was established in 2002 and is a Section 21 company representing over 12,000 member companies in the retail, wholesale and manufacturing of consumer goods. CGCSA members include Massmart, Pick n Pay, Shoprite Checkers, Nestle, Unilever, Spar, Woolworths, BAT, Tiger Brands, Rainbow Chickens, Kellogg's and many other big and small companies in the industry.
To be a formidable and respected industry voice in South Africa.
To promote partnership amongst our stakeholders across the consumer goods industry in resolving shared non-competitive matters in the most efficient manner to the ultimate benefit of the consumer.
Responsibility: Stakeholders will feel ownership of CGCSA which result in greater personal and organisational accountability. Inclusiveness: Every stakeholder will feel they have a place at CGCSA and their voices are heard.
The CGCSA provides services to all of its clients regardless of the size of their businesses.
Simplicity: Consolidated systems that are made easier to understand. When people think of CGCSA, they will not think of a republic of organisations but one voice for the industry.Effectiveness: Systems and processes will be streamlined to deliver services and communication in real time. The communication will be concise while reducing redundant emails, mailings, etc.
Our Business Units
GS1 South Africa
GS1 South Africa's mission to lead the design and implementation of global standards to improve the supply and demand chain. Formerly known as EAN South Africa, GS1's goal is aimed at the simplification of global commerce by connecting the flow of information with the flow of goods. GS1 South Africa facilitates the implementation of global standards regarding the flow of information and products within an organisation and between trading partners both locally and internationally. Today GS1 Global proudly includes over 108 member organisations from around the world that are committed to uniting a common vision and direction. "GS1 - The Global Language of Business."
Economic & Legislative Affairs (ELA)/South African Retail Council (SARC)
The SARC Business Unit is focused at dealing with non-competitive issues in the retail industry. The Economic & Legislative Affairs business unit aims to promote the industry's understanding of the legislative and regulatory framework governing the industry. It advocates for systems, processes and principles that would enable trade to be better, faster, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Food Safety Initiative (FSI)
The FSI is an industry initiative dedicated to protecting public health and consumer interests in the area of food safety and nutrition by relying on sound scientific evidence to guide decisions. It collaborates with relevant stakeholders to ensure that food produced, distributed and marketed in SA meet the highest standards of food safety and nutrition and also comply with legal requirements or recognised codes of good practice.
Consumer Goods Risk Initiative (CGRI)
The CGRI is an industry initiative aimed at reducing crime in the consumer goods industry in SA. Major store groups in SA as well as manufacturers, distributors and service providers have signed up to support this initiative.
Appointment of the new CEO, Mr Mncane Mthunzi in June 2009
Establishment of the SA Retail Council in April 2010
Incorporation of Furniture Traders Association
Establishment of Consumer Protection Act Training Progressed from being a level 8 contributor to level 3 on
the BBBEE Scorecard
Development and revamp of IT systems to improve service offerings
Members of Business Unity South Africa and Nedlac
Improved revenue generation / membership fee collection