Preserving Natural Capital - Role and Action by the Food Retail Sector

18 April 2011, Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon

Retailers are a key intermediate in modern economy, acting as a link between thousands of product suppliers and consumers.

The retail sector currently accounts for 4.2% of total added value of the EU and employs at least 17.4 million people. Retailers have an enormous influence on production and consumption patterns. The retail sector can help achieving a significant change in unsustainable consumption patterns in Europe. At the same time, a responsible sourcing policy and choice of suppliers can positively impact the way goods are produced and distributed.

At this event speakers from the private sector will present case studies on biodiversity engagement of the retail sector in Europe. A focus of the workshop will be on measures and tools to reduce the impacts of companies on biodiversity and ecosystems.

The participation is free of charge.

Organization: Quercus - National Association for Nature Conservation

Partners: Global Nature Fund and Fundacíon Global Nature - European Business and Biodiversity Campaign

Support by: ISG - Instituto Superior de Gestão (Business Management Institute) of Lusófona University

Venue: Auditorium Agostinho da Silva - Lusófona University, Campo Grande 376, Lisbon

Target audience: Companies from retail, food distribution industry and others (including food production and processing).


The program can be found here.

To register, click here.

Organiser Quercus - National Association for Nature Conservation
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