The 2022 UFI Sustainable Development Award


“Best carbon emissions reduction initiative” was the theme of this year’s UFI Sustainable Development award competition and the jury selected Jaarbeurs (Utrecht, the Netherlands) as the winner. This recognition highlights their innovative approach to food and food waste by changing the assortment to mostly vegetarian choices and by using new innovative partnerships in the complete food chain.

The jury also commended the other finalists for their entries: Ifema Madrid (Spain) for their energy efficiency programme and Fiera Milano and Salone del Mobile in partnership with Rete Clima (Italy), for their measurement of event GHG emissions.

One additional entry was also selected during the first round of the competition as an example for best practices: Bellagroup (Denmark).

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