Refrigerant news: CGF

During the Cancún conference on climate change, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a CEO-level organization of over 400 global consumer goods manufacturers and retailers across 70 countries has pledged to phase out HFCs from 2015. The board of CGF announced "We are taking action to mobilize resources within our respective businesses to begin phasing out HFC refrigerants as of 2015 and replace them with non-HFC refrigerants (natural refrigerant alternatives) where these are legally allowed and available for new purchases of point-of-sale units and large refrigeration installations". CGF members include Ahold, Barilla, Carrefour, Coca-Cola, Delhaize, General Mills, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Kraft, Kroger, L'Oréal, Metro, Nestlé, Pepsi Co, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, S.C. Johnson, Sobeys, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart.