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Retail Forum

The Meetings of the Retail Forum

Retail Forum meetings are held in Brussels four times a year and are co-chaired by one senior representative of the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment and, one senior representative of retailers. Participation in the meetings is voluntary and attendance is open to all relevant stakeholders wishing to make a concrete contribution to the discussion. Other Directorate Generals of the European Commission such as Health and Consumers, Enterprise and Industry, Energy, Transport and Internal Market also participate at meetings according to the topics discussed.

Key stakeholders such as producers, suppliers, and consumer and environmental organisations are encouraged to participate on specific issues raised by the Retail Forum. This ensures transparency and collaboration, as well as all the necessary expertise, practical experience, and constructive input to be shared.

At each meeting, certain retailers and stakeholders are invited to make presentations on best practice related to the discussed topic.

Under the Work Plan 2012 – 2014 six new issues will be discussed with the aim of developing issue papers on each of these topics and six issues will be revisited from the 2009-11 Work Plan (new trends and uptake).

 

2014

February

Finalise – Animal Welfare
New trends and uptake – Marketing & Effective Communication

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

June

New issue - Deforestation
New trends and uptake – Timber

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

October

Annual Event

Agenda
Summary

November

Finalise –  Deforestation
New issue – Greening the Supply Chain/Cradle-to-cradle

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

 

2013

 11 June

Finalise – Water footprint
New issue - CSR Reporting/Environmental management

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

17 October

Annual Event (Packaging, Waste minimisation)

Agenda
Summary

2 December

Finalise – CSR Reporting/Environmental management
New issue – Animal Welfare

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

 

2012

20 April

Finalise – Fish and Waste minimisation
New trends and uptake – Optimisation of distribution systems

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

03 July

New issue - Textiles
New trends and uptake - Energy efficiency of stores

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

09 October

Annual Event

Agenda
Summary

28 November

Finalise Textiles
New issue – Water footprint

Issue Paper
Agenda
Summary

 

Under the Work Plan 2009 – 2011 two topics were discussed at each meeting: the one that was presented at the previous meeting and the new one as scheduled in the work plan. The objective of this rolling agenda is to create a series of substantive but concise issue papers on the different topics discussed.

 

Work Plan 2009-11:

2011

23 February

Packaging Optimisation

Issue Paper

Agenda

Summary record

9 June

Waste Minimisation

Issue Paper

Agenda

Summary record

10 November

Annual Event / Review of the Forum

Agenda

1 December

Fish

Issue Paper

Agenda

  

2010

25 February

Timber

Issue Paper

Agenda

Summary record

22 April

Life-Cycle Data on Daily Use Products

Issue Paper

Agenda

Summary record

24 June

Annual Event / Carbon Footprint of Stores

Issue Paper

Agenda

Summary record

9 November

Labelling

Issue Paper

Agenda

Summary record 

 

2009

30 April

Energy Efficiency of Stores

Issue Paper

Agenda
Working Arrangements
Roadmap of Issues
Summary Record

02 July

Optimisation of Distribution Systems

Issue Paper

Agenda
Summary Record

22 October

Marketing and Effective Communication

Issue Paper

Agenda
Summary record