The Vitafoods mission is to shape the food industry for optimal health, through science and innovation.

At the beginning of 2018 the Vitafoods team developed a new mission statement with the view to highlight the role Vitafoods plays within the industry. We believe in continually growing our sustainable efforts to deliver events which are run responsibly, build communities and share content and knowledge to further develop and serve this ever changing industry. The sustainability plan impacts on different United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a clear focus, but not limited to, good health and well-being. Our commitment to the industry is based on three different pillars which together support Vitafoods’s role in shaping the industry.

Vitafoods are proud to continually grow our sustainability programme at our events, through building our communities and the content we develop. Our areas of focus take into account sustainability from a holistic approach, looking at:


Find out how you can partner with us to reducing our environmental impact at Vitafoods Asia 2019

 

Inspire the industry with the latest science and innovation

Our event is the place where innovation happens. We commit to develop and share the latest content through show floor features, presentations and dedicated areas to new products.

Our content efforts include:

• 79 Presentations delivered within the Education Programme and show floor theatres, to help shape the industry through science and innovation.

• Free consultations and advise around industry trends and key marketing.

• The New Products Zone displayed 50 of the latest innovations and biggest market successes.

• Visitors sampled 25 of the latest functional food and beverages.

Share knowledge & connect the health and nutrition community

We connect business leaders through knowledge
and networking opportunities whether online, through our dedicated app and matchmaking tools or our dedicated additional events during the show. 

Our community building efforts include:

• Organised 8 Networking events during the 3 days brought together our customers and key industry stakeholders.

• Hosted the annual Yoga Class, open to all attendees, an opportunity to network and to recharge ahead of the last day of the event.

• Hosted the Women in Nutra panel discussion focused on the challenges and opportunities for women in the global nutraceutical products industry.

Run events responsibly and healthily

Our responsibility to the industry is about running events with suppliers and services that help us
achieve a sustainable event and operate safely. Our selected providers are committed to our vision and best practices.

Our environmental efforts include:

• 70% of the materials used for feature builds were reusable or recyclable. 

• Recycling bins were located throughout the show floor and venue.

• Visitors were encouraged to leave their lanyards when leaving the show to be reused in the future. 

• All shell scheme stands were lit with energy-efficient LED bulbs.

• Hall lighting was operated on a schedule based around the hall opening hours.


 

What's next?

 

We always aim to improve our sustainability efforts. We are currently working towards our sustainable goals through the following actions:

• Developing our events programme, incorporating more opportunities for our community to foster relationships

• Making our content accessible throughout the year

• Continuing to learn from our industry, key trends and content which matters

• Working with our event suppliers to continually improve our environmental impact

 

Partner with us & share your story

Got an idea? Want to share your story and efforts?

Partner with Vitafoods Asia and help us raise awareness of sustainability in our industry and amongst our suppliers, customers and owners of the venue we use.

For more information contact us at vitafoods@informa.com