It is undeniable - consumers are vital for the completion of any transition to a more sustainable world. In retail, the consumer is king. Worldwide, they have been increasing their demand for sustainable products and brands, pushing for systemic changes in global supply chains and a higher emphasis on reuse, recycling and sustainable food consumption along the way. However, they should not be made to carry the load on their shoulders alone. This is why the 2020 World Consumer Rights Day will also address the governments’ and businesses’ duty in this journey – namely, actions that would make the sustainable choice the easy choice for consumers.
Being a co-operative means your responsibility does not end at the cash register. Consumer
co-operatives implement the principle of radical transparency and work tirelessly to provide maximum information to the consumer via labelling and awareness raising campaigns of different nature on issues such as overconsumption, pollution, health, food waste, and obesity.
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