Day 0, 19 May 2021

 European Circular Retail Congress

Our research shows that sustainability is an important source of organizational and technological innovation that yield both bottom-line and top-line returns.


The European Circular Retail Congress is bringing together 1000+ passionate professionals catalyzing sustainable business growth. For obvious reasons the congress has been delayed from March to September 2021.


As certainly in these challenging times the topic of sustainability is too important to wait, ECU is launching in H1, 2021 already the Day 0 of the event in the format of a webinar.


We invite you to join the Day 0 and learn from inspirational leaders how their businesses and the environment benefit from embracing sustainable development. This will be a nice appetizer of the congress later during the year. 

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PROGRAM DAY 0, 19 MAY 2021

9:00 - 9:10

Opening & Welcome 

Casper Haring CEO European Conferences United

Karolina Zajdel-Pawlak Managing Director NielsenIQ

9:10 - 9:30


Karolina Zajdel-Pawlak Managing Director NielsenIQ

9:30 - 10:00


Kiril Marinov CEO Henkel Beauty Care
During the speech, Kiril Marinov will talk about initiatives related to sustainable development, both global - related to beauty products that reach polish consumers, as well as local - what activities Henkel Polska is taking for the polish community

 10:00 - 10:20


Marta Pilczuk Managing Director Kraft Heinz Polska

Satisfying more consumers around the world and supporting our vision of sustainability we are committed at Kraft Heinz to responsible, sustainable practices. Practices that encompass every aspect of our business. The Kraft Heinz ESG strategy prioritizes the issues that matter most to the company and its stakeholders, focusing on the areas that have the greatest impact. I am pleased to share with you more detailed insights on our strategy and goals regarding the environment and social management "- Marta Pilczuk

10:20 - 10:40


Anna Grabowska Vice-President of the Board Żabka

Is the customer ready for a green retail revolution? From the transformation of the format to the transformation of responsibility - what are the sustainable development in Żabka. 

10:40 - 11:10

Pannel discussion 

Frederic Guichard CEO Danone Waters Poland Nordics 

Simon Amor CEO Grupa Żywiec


Robert Krzak Chairman of the ECRC Program Council

In his speech, Frederic Guichard will focus primarily on a sustainable approach to packaging, as well as the care for water resources

Simon Amor will talk about the partnership made for the water resources in Żywiecczyzna and how Grupa Żywiec supports returnable bottles as the most ecological beer packaging. He will also speak about the sustainable raw materials that the company uses to brew beer

11:10 - 11:30


Peter Knauer General Director and President of the Management Board Hochland

Peter Knauer will talk about Hochland`s activities ​​with reducing emissions in the entire value chain, moving away from the usage of plastic packaging and replacement with innovative solutions,  and how animals welfare impact on the quality of the dairy products. Hochland was awarded with the Customer's Golden Laurel 2021 in the Ecological Strategies in Business / Industry category.

11:30 - 11:50


Jean Francois- Etienne CEO Unilever 

Jean Francois- Etienne will talk about the courageous ambition, achievement made and the need to take next steps, namely how Unilever integrated the sustainability plan with the business strategy, moving from sustainable living Plan to Compass

11:50 - 12:40

Lunch break

12:40 - 13:00


Niels Westerbye Juhl, CEO L'Oreal Poland & Baltics

Niels Westerbye Juhl, CEO of L'Oreal Polska and the Baltic States, will speak about the importance of working together to solve the current ecological and social challenges. He will show the perspective of a global leading company in the cosmetics industry and the commitment to sustainable development of the entire value chain implemented both globally and in local markets. He will refer to L'Oreal's global strategy for the future, which defines the company's goals for sustainable development up to 2030, as well as ecology related consumer trends

13:00 - 13:20


Michał Jaszczyk CEO PepsiCo 

Michał Jaszczyk will talk about PepsiCo's activities for sustainable development, what the PepsiCo Positive agenda is, as well as activities towards zero emissions, reducing media consumption and the zero waste initiative in factories. There will also focus on the Sustainable Agriculture initiative under the Agro PepsiCo Program

13:20 - 13:40


Dina Epifanova, Sustainability Transformation Manager Tetra Pak 
Dina Epifanova will talk about the environmental credentials of the carton package and how Tetra Pak is working to contribute to the mitigation of climate change by looking at the full life cycle of the package. Recycling is an aspect of this life cycle, one on which Tetra Pak focuses on, making significant investments both in infrastructure and educational programs, but beyond that, Dina will also talk about Tetra Pak’s ambition to deliver the world’s most sustainable food package.

13:40 - 14:00


Susann Pannicke Board Member Kaufland Polska Markety

Susann Pannicke will talk about the sustainable development strategy of Kaufland Polska, focusing on aspects related to healthy eating, responsible packaging management and reduction of plastic consumption. As a representative of a company that strongly identifies itself with local market, she will also pay attention to the concept of "little homeland" in the retail industry. It will also emphasize the role of cross-sectoral cooperation in the sustainable development strategy.

14:00 - 14:20


Karin Sköld Country Retail Manager & Chief Sustainability Officer IKEA Retail Polska  

Karin Sköld will briefly walk us through some examples how IKEA addresses global challenges with its People & Planet Positive strategy. She will talk about ambitious IKEA’s goals regarding a climate positive business. Karin will focus on a comprehensive set of actions IKEA is taking in different areas of its value chain in order to address climate change, globally and in Poland.

14:20 - 14:40


Paweł Nowak, Dyrektor Zarządzający Goodvalley

Goodvally is managing the entire chain from field to fork and is ensuring with their process a sustainable production and supply chain. Since 2013 Goodvalley is maintaining a zero carbon footprint certified by an independent institution. How does Goodvalley do it? Paweł Nowak will provide the insights

14:40 - 14:50

Closing remarks 

Casper Haring CEO European Conferences United

Karolina Zajdel-Pawlak Managing Director NielsenIQ

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Breakdown of the participants