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Since 2018 Vitafoods has worked towards our mission to shape the food industry for optimal health, through science and innovation. The role we play within the industry and the growing interest in sustainability from our visitors and exhibitors, as well as to our market, motivate us to continually grow our sustainable efforts.
Organising Vitafoods Europe gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impact - environmentally, socially and economically. We want to make Vitafoods Europe more responsible and to play a role in helping the nutraceutical industry improve its own sustainability through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they need to help solve the big challenges in the sector.
One of the new attractions for 2020, the Sustainability Corner is an interactive zone on the show floor where visitors can learn more about sustainability within the industry. Visit this attraction to discover how other nutraceutical companies are improving their processes and communications to inspire and advocate for sustainability. Visitors will have the opportunity to join this much-needed conversation by sharing your own initiatives on our Pledge Wall; demonstrate their knowledge about sustainability; and meet the partners we will be supporting from 2020 and beyond, with the aim to bring more health for more people.
Vitafoods has announced its pledge to achieve zero carbon/zero waste by 2025 by optimising our operational practises. We believe working collectively is critical to better tackle these challenges so we will be inviting exhibitors and visitors to join our pledge at the show.
As a part of our continued commitment to the sustainability of our event, 100% of the electricity used within the Palexpo venue is generated from a renewable origin; 80% from hydro and 20% a mix of solar and sustainable hydro.
This results in our electricity use being carbon neutral, minimising the creation of CO2, and therefore significantly reducing our carbon impact.
The achievement of this International Standard is an extension of Vitafoods pledge to running events that are environmentally and socially responsible. The ISO 20121 Standard focuses on management commitment and leadership, as well as stakeholder engagement for all aspects of sustainability through the whole supply chain. It recognises a continuing dedication to reduce the environmental impact of the event while increasing the positive impact on communities in which the business operates.