Vitafoods Europe is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC


14 -  16 May 2024 - Geneva, Switzerland

Our commitment to sustainability

Sustainability is increasingly important to the global nutraceuticals community. Vitafoods recognizes the importance of driving sustainability within our events and across the broader industry. We aim to make our event even more responsible and play a role in helping the nutraceutical and functional food market improve its sustainability by connecting people with the networks and knowledge they need to solve these challenges.

Sustainability at Vitafoods Europe

Hear from VP of Sustainability and Partnerships, Heather Granato on our commitment to sustainability. 

Inspiring Sustainable Development

Help our markets by inspiring sustainable development

We focus on:

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the nutraceutical industry
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships

Our efforts include:

Running an Environmentally Responsible Event

Run the event in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner

We focus on:

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event

Our efforts include

  • Eradicating the use of single-use stand build to minimize waste levels and enhance customer experience through Informa’s Better Stands initiative. 
  • Working with Palexpo SA to collaborate around waste management—78% of waste is recycled—and energy—exclusively sourced from sustainable and/or renewable sources; learn more about Palexpo’s Sustainability initiatives
  • Culinary offerings from Palexpo Restaurants use locally sourced sustainable produce wherever possible, and offer plant-based and vegan menu options
  • Eliminating printed badges
  • Event bags supplied by our title sponsor, KSM-66, are made from recyclable materials

Running a Socially Responsible Event

Run the event in a socially responsible manner

We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host city
  • Measuring our impacts

Our efforts include:

  • Ensuring our Vitafoods Europe community understands and agrees to our Code of Conduct 
  • Implementing the highest standards of health and safety onsite through Informa AllSecure 
  • Hosting networking events with a focus on diversity and inclusion – learn more about the Gender Equality & LGBTQ+ networking events 
  • Encouraging the use of public transport – learn more about the Geneva Transport Card 
  • Working with local suppliers and locally owned businesses to ensure a positive impact on the local economy. Click here to explore what Geneva has to offer—from chocolatiers to cultural attractions—as well as local restaurants and more.

Vitafoods Europe 2023 Post Show Sustainability Report

Vitafoods Europe remains committed to driving sustainability at our event and across the broader nutraceuticals industry. Here’s a look back at the many ways our 2023 event inspired sustainable development and the key ways in which we ran an environmentally and a socially responsible event.


Go to VFE23 Post Show Sustainability Report


Code of Conduct 

For the safety of everyone at our event, we have outlined a code of conduct for participants at our events. Please read carefully to learn about our expectations for participant behaviour. 

Vitafoods Europe part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment. Many of our stakeholders are clearly telling us that sustainability (social, economic and environmental) is something that is no longer a nice to have but a necessary part of any event. We want to make sure we’re meeting those expectations and we believe that being sustainable is the right thing to do. We also recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognizing that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.  This is an ongoing process for us and we’re looking for ideas of how we can improve.

More information about our work so far can be found on the including our latest sustainability reports.