AMSTERDAM, 26th October 2022 – Amsterdam. The setting for the 7th annual Sustainable Retail Summit, and a perfect location, as highlighted by resident Amsterdammer Tobias Wasmuht, SPAR International, who shared the history of this multicultural city as well as its sustainability credentials in his special address. One of the top 10 sustainable cities across the globe, with future plans to decarbonise further, this cycling city makes for an inspiring spot for our retail leaders to come together. 
Isabelle Kumar, SRS moderator, opened the evening with CGF’s ambition: a little less conversation and a little more action. With this firmly implanted in the minds of our delegates, Directors of CGF’s Coalitions of Action gave a taste of what to expect over SRS. Sharon Bligh emphasised the responsibility of the food industry to work with and improve conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. Didier Bergeret stressed the fact that sustainability runs through many aspects of business, from human rights to sustainable supply chains. Ignacio Gavilan highlighted the key critical sustainability topics for the following days: plastic, food waste and decarbonisation of supply chains.
With so many business leaders attending events every year, Béatrice Eastham, Green Evénements, shows how a sustainable event can be run, as attendees come to expect more sustainable solutions and less waste from the employers they work with and the brands they buy.
As emphasised by Wasmuht, global issues need global solutions. With delegates from around the world, the Sustainable Retail Summit feels like a perfect opportunity to open the discussion and take action as a collective.

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About The Consumer Goods Forum

  • The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is the only CEO-led organisation that represents both manufacturers and retailers globally. It brings together senior leaders from more than 400 retailers, manufacturers and other stakeholders across 70 countries.
  • CGF accelerates change through eight Coalitions of Action: forests, human rights, plastics, healthier lives, food waste, food safety, supply chains and product data.
  • Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 4.6 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 55 manufacturer and retailer CEOs.

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The content of this press release was written and contributed by Eve Crump, IGD

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