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Spring & Autumn Fair reveals Products of Change white papers collaboration

Spring & Autumn Fair has partnered with Products of Change to create a set of five whitepapers to assist retailers and brands with their journey to operating a more sustainable, ethical, and regenerative business as part of its Power of One campaign.

The first whitepaper – titled Pathway to Sustainability – showcases how to set business ambitions through the structure of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

This is then followed by a further four whitepapers including an invaluable dive into the Green Claims Code with Navigating The Green Claims Code and Avoiding Greenwashing; insight on our generation of sustainable shoppers in Consumer Trends, and the necessary policies, mandates and frameworks to be aware of in Legislation.

Looking at the inefficient, wasteful, consumptive and extractive global economy that currently exists, the Circular Economy whitepaper, meanwhile, explores the cash is king economic model and outlines new strategies not reliant on finite resources.

The aim of the whitepapers is to continue the show’s Power of One activity by providing businesses with the tools to build action, and together reduce the collective impact over the next 7-8 years across industry to meet 2030 targets. The whitepapers are now available to download at Pathway to Sustainability – Spring Fair 2023.

“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,” commented Nikki Griffiths, group communications and ESG director at Hyve Group, which owns Spring & Autumn Fair. “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.”

Products of Change is a global, educational hub aimed at driving sustainable change across consumer product markets and beyond by bringing together a strong community of brand owners, retailers, content creators, innovators, manufacturing partners, and marketing experts to learn and connect through the platform.

Helena Mansell-Stopher, founder and ceo of Products of Change, comtinued: “Products of Change is proud to partner with Spring and Autumn Fair, who has been driving awareness around sustainability since 2018 with their 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.”

Autumn Fair is due to take place from 3-6 September at Birmingham’s NEC.

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