Products of Change has partnered with Spring and Autumn Fair to create a set of five educational papers to help retailers and brands with their journey to operating more sustainable, ethical, and regenerative businesses.
The project has been launched as part of Spring and Autumn Fair’s ongoing Power of One campaign, the trade show’s umbrella initiative, to drive more sustainable and responsible practices across the home, gift, and fashion retail sectors.
The Products of Change whitepapers span five of the fundamental subjects in sustainability, starting with Pathway to Sustainability which showcases how to set business ambitions through the structure of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This is followed by a further four papers including an invaluable dive into the Green Claims Code with Navigating The Green Claims Code and Avoiding Greenwashing; insight into our generation of sustainable shoppers in Consumer Trends, an exploration of the Circular Economy, and the necessary policies, mandates and frameworks to be aware of in Legislation.
The aim of the whitepapers is to continue Spring and Autumn Fair’s Power of One activity by providing businesses with the tools to build, action, and together reduce the collective impact over the next seven to eight years across industry to meet 2030 targets.
The whitepapers are now available to download at Pathway to Sustainability – Spring Fair 2023. Products of Change members can also download the whitepapers via the Products of Change Members Hub online.
Nikki Griffiths, group communications and ESG director at Hyve Group plc, said: “Thanks to our partnership with Products of Change, we can deliver real education to our audience of retailers and suppliers, with which they can begin to build actionable steps as part of a wider strategy to transition towards sustainability and business practices that benefit people and the planet.
“We are really excited to deliver this first series of whitepapers through the lens of the expertise at Products of Change and look forward to seeing the positive change we can all drive across business across the world together.”
Added Helena Mansell-Stopher, founder and ceo of Products of Change: “Products of Change is proud to partner with Spring and Autumn Fair, which has been driving awareness around sustainability since 2018 with its Power of One campaign by highlighting that one small action can make a huge impact when adopted at scale across industry.
“Education is at the heart of Products of Change, and to get the opportunity to deliver some practical guidelines to the industry through our collaboration with Hyve, and help industry navigate the broad topic of sustainability to build action within business through these whitepapers, is a real privilege. I can’t wait to see how this work is transitioned into business to drive real action.”
Products of Change was billed as headline partner of Spring Fair’s Power of One campaign when the show tool place at Birmingham’s NEC earlier this month. As a global, educational hub aimed at driving sustainable change across consumer products markets and beyond, Products of Change brings together a community of brand owner, retailers, content creators, innovators, manufacturing partners, and marketing experts to learn and connect through the platform.
Top: Three of the five educational whitepapers.