Spring Fair 2020 puts supply chain transparency front and centre with new exhibitor award

  • Power of One’ Transparency Award champions ethical behaviour from retail suppliers
  • Extends Power of One initiative beyond environmental improvement
  • 2-6 February 2020, NEC, Birmingham

Spring Fair, the number one sourcing destination for home and gift retail, is launching the ‘Power of One’ Transparency Award for its 2020 outing.

Spring & Autumn Fair’s #PowerOfOne campaign supports and encourage retailers and their suppliers to make changes that will protect the planet and inspire sustainable behaviours.

Show organiser Hyve Group is now extending the initiative to supply chain ethics with the Power of One Transparency Award, supported by Sedex, one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers working to improve working conditions in global supply chains.

Entries are being accepted from Spring Fair exhibitors through the show’s website at this address: https://www.springfair.com/power-of-one-transparency-award. As well as responding to a series of questions, entrants are encouraged to upload evidence that showcases their efforts to ensure their supply chain upholds the highest standards of responsibility.

Julie Driscoll, Hyve Group Regional Manager for Spring Fair, said: “Retail brands are under pressure from governments, consumers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to divulge more information about their supply chains, and the reputational cost of failing to meet these demands can be high.

“Concurrently, consumers are rewarding retail businesses that are championing socially responsible behaviours and taking action to elevate their ethical behaviours in all the communities they impact.

“Spring Fair has a long history of encouraging activism in the retail industry. Our ‘Power of One’ campaign continues to support and encourage retailers and their suppliers to make changes that will protect the planet and inspire sustainable behaviours. Now, we want to highlight the issue of supply chain transparency and encourage awareness and improvement throughout the industry.”

Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts and the winner will be announced on the Inspiring Retail Stage, with the date and time of the presentation to be announced.

Supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, the Power of One campaign seeks to demonstrate how a combination of small, individual changes can create a more sustainable future for all.

The Power of One campaign has been adopted across Hyve Group’s portfolio of fashion and retail shows.

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