Study presentation: “The European Union Market for Sustainable Products”

Date: Friday, 24 May 2019 11:00 - 14:00

Venue: Charlemagne Building, Room Alcide de Gasperi

Retailers in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain are finding growing consumer demand for fair and ethical products, according to an International Trade Centre (ITC) company survey  in the five EU Member States. In partnership with their suppliers, both inside and outside the European Union, many retailers are working to introduce environmental and social sustainability standards.

In the first retail survey of its kind, the ITC has looked at the retail market for sustainably produced goods in eight sectors in the five EU Member States concerned. It has compiled the results into a report entitled “The European Union Market for Sustainable Products”.

Commissioned by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade as part of the Commission’s Trade for All initiative  (page 25), the report contains data on consumer demand and retailer sustainable sourcing strategies, as well as case studies based on interviews with retailers. The report provides 12 recommendations for policymakers, retailers and suppliers to improve their understanding and share of this growing market.

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and ITC Executive Director Arancha González will open the event to present the report.

All publically available information HERE






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All Dates

  • Friday, 24 May 2019 11:00 - 14:00

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