Our Commitment to Sustainability

Shaping the Food & Health Industry for a sustainable future

Sustainability is not just a buzzword anymore, and its implications stretch far beyond environmental impact. At Fi Europe, sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to the market as a whole. Not only are we committed to running our event in an environmentally and socially responsible way, we also want to go further and inspire the sustainable development of the industry we serve. By connecting people with relevant networks and knowledge at our event, we’re helping them to solve some  of the biggest challenges facing the sector to ensure long-term, sustainable growth.  

Fi Europe 2022 has been developed in line with an industry-leading event sustainability programme,
focusing on:

  • > Inspiring sustainable development
  • > Running an environmentally responsible event
  • > Running a socially responsible event 

Our Three Aims:


We focus on:

  • Using our content and partnerships to help support the sustainability of the market our event serves.
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors, and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event.

Our efforts include:

> Facilitating content sessions focused on the long-term sustainable development of the industry through addressing current challenges and presenting innovations and opportunities

> Increased accessibility to a wider audience, while reducing potential travel with the online part of the event and on-demand sessions that can be accessed at a convenient time from anywhere.

> Fi Europe Innovation Awards include categories like the Sustainability Innovation award and the Diversity & Inclusion Award to highlight best practice and innovative ideas.


We focus on:

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions.
  • Creating less waste.
  • Considering sustainability credentials of all the items sourced for the event.


Our efforts include:     

  • > Fi Europe is powered by 100% renewable energy. All materials used such as carpets, signage & paper is made from recycled material and is recycled or reused when possible.
  • > Use of QR codes to access information online in place of printed brochures & flyers at exhibitor stands, as well as to access the digital show catalogue
  • > Attendees to Fi Europe can purchase carbon offsets for any flights taken to and from the event.
  • > Digital badges at Fi Europe


We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically 
  • Ensuring our event is a welcoming environment for all
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities

Our efforts include: 

> We ensure health & safety of all onsite through implementing the highest standard.  

> This year, the Informa AllSecure standards will be in place providing the highest levels of safety & hygiene.

> We are working with local suppliers and locally owned businesses to ensure positive impact on the local economy.

> We reduce local traffic congestion through using shuttle buses & encourage the use of public transport.

Sustainability at Fi Paris

At Informa Markets, we work closely with our venue to make sure that we are aligned in terms of our commitments to sustainability.
Fi Paris has a strong focus on sustainability, some of their commitments include:

  • > ISO20121 certified venue
  • > A clear CSR strategy - Better Events 2030 - you can find more here
  • > Venue is powered by 100% renewable energy
  • > All halls lit by LED lighting
  • > Home to the largest urban rooftop farm in Europe 
  • > Venue accessible by wide range of public transport, bike parking available and 18 charging stations for eclectic vehicles

As part of our commitment to reducing our events carbon impact, Fi Europe is now powered by renewable electricity, helping us in our journey to Net Zero

Diversity & Inclusion at Fi Europe

At Fi Europe we want everyone to feel like they belong and for our communities to feel inspired and benefit from the diverse identities, innovation
and ideas we showcase. ​

​We do this through:​

•We have created spaces to support diversity and inclusion such as our Women’s Networking Breakfast and our Women in Food LinkedIn group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8509205/

•We are committed to hearing from a diverse range of speakers and all the talks are available online with subtitles and are available to watch back later​

•We have a diversity and inclusion award to celebrate D&I Innovation Award in our industry 

Sustainability at Informa

Our event is part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group.  Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment. 

Many of our stakeholders are clearly telling us that sustainability (social, economic and environmental) is something that is no longer a nice to have but a necessary part of any event.  We want to make sure we’re meeting those expectations and we believe that being sustainable is the right thing to do.

We also recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognizing that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.  This is an ongoing process for us and we’re looking for ideas of how we can improve. 

More information about our work so far can be found on the www.informa.com/sustainability including our latest sustainability reports.

Informa and its events have received numerous awards and recognition including:

Contact and share your story

Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Got an idea?

Contact the event team or reach out to Informa’s sustainability team for more information