An estimated 92 percent of the world’s population live in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution. In the UK 59% of parents would move to a new house to ‘escape’ air pollution if they could afford it and 12% have already moved to cleaner areas due to concerns around air quality.
The retail industry, and all of us as consumers, have a role to play. That’s why we’re continuing to work with our members to raise awareness of the issue of air pollution, especially in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UK Governments Clean Air Strategy, which sets out plans for making our air healthier to breathe, protecting nature and boosting the economy.
At this roundtable, we’ll discuss how the retail industry is affecting, and being affected by, air pollution. In partnership with Hubbub, a leading environmental charity; and DP World, we’ll explore practical ways in which retailers can reduce air pollution across business processes, share challenges and successes on improving air quality, and consider how your business can best prepare for the future.
This event is free for Retail Members as part of your member benefits.
- Understand Government’s policies on air pollution and how they are changing.
- Hear from experts on how the retail industry is affecting, and being affected by, air pollution.
- Gain insights on how your business can tackle air pollution and create more sustainable business processes
- Hear key findings from new pollution exposure research carried out by Hubbub and Kings College, the implications for employees and customers, and the ambition of the #AirWeShare campaign
This event is for retailers only and is free to attend.
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Hop Ming Chen
Commercial Supply Chain Manager, DP World London Gateway
Hop graduated as a Civil Engineer and worked for a maritime design consultancy before moving into the shipping and logistics industry. Spending nearly 20 years with the AP Moller Group, Maersk Line and Damco, he has worked with major retailers and consumer goods companies in Africa, Asia and Oceania. In 2017, Hop joined DP World London Gateway and as part of the supply chain team works with prospective customers to develop value propositions with a view of attracting them to the Logistics Park.
CEO and Founder, Hubbub UK
As well as being CEO and Founder of environmental charity Hubbub UK, Trewin Restorick has a track-record of establishing new environmental charities and social enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Global Action Plan UK and helped build it into a UNEP endorsed behaviour change charity, running award winning programmes in some of the UK's largest companies as well as schools, public sector bodies and communities. He also created one of London's largest social enterprises called PaperRound.
Leah Riley Brown
Sustainability Policy Advisor, BRC
Leah covers topics including fashion sustainability, responsible sourcing, food waste, and more. She has a master’s degree in Food Policy from City, University of London and has worked for the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection and the Sustainable Restaurant Association. She is currently working on progressing the policy agenda for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for UK retailers.
||Arrival & breakfast|
BRC setting the scene
Leah Riley-Brown // Sustainability Policy Advisor, BRC
||How the retail industry is affecting, and being affected by, air pollution
||Solutions for Retailers
||Moderated roundtable discussion|
||Final thoughts and key takeaways|
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA