The Consumer Goods Crime Risk Initiative (CGCRI) was established as an industry-wide collaboration to help the industry reduce and mitigate the impact of crime across the Consumer Goods and Retail industry.

Because crime is a non-competitive issue, CGCRI is able to facilitate and encourage the open sharing of information, challenges and insights between stakeholders. The collaboration in fighting crime is underpinned by the fundamental core values of mutual trust and respect, integrity, empathy, delivering real value and making a meaningful difference.

The CGCRI mandate extends across the retail value chain (Manufacturing, Transport and Retail), and our core members include retailers such as: Massmart, Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Woolworths, SPAR and members of the clothing/ apparel industry such as: TFG, EDCON, MR PRICE, PEP and AVI. Our member base has, over the years, expanded to include the furniture industry, shopping centres as well as specific components of the retail industry, such as the Jewelry industry and the Diamond Dealers Club.

Whilst companies deploy both unilateral and bilateral steps to combat crime in their operations, ultimate success in the fight against crime requires a coordinated, partnership-driven approach across the industry; acknowledgement of the criticality of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and intent to enhance cooperation with the various departments and law enforcement agencies of the CJS.

For more information, please contact: crime@cgcsa.co.za