Hardly a day goes by without coverage in the media on the social and environmental agenda, whether it is called climate change, global warming, energy usage, CO2 emissions, carbon footprints, fair trade, recycling, air travel and food miles to name a few. Real Estate Publishers second annual Sustainability Survey questioned executives from 250 retail companies – representing 48,000 stores – with primary responsibility for international operations or international real estate acquisition about their awareness and attitudes towards such issues and their impact on plans and operations. Interviews were conducted in all the major European languages including Turkish. The survey forms part of REP’s annual International Retailers’ Survey, which covers a broad range of issues facing retailers expanding in non-domestic markets.
Marinus Dijkman, Editor-in-Chief of Retail Space Europe 2009, says, “The rise in the number of retailers adopting CSR policies revealed in this year’s survey shows that perhaps the increasing emphasis in the business press on the importance of CSR is starting to influence retail management. Retailers themselves are certainly starting to feel more strongly that having a CSR policy will differentiate them from other retailers in the eyes of consumers.”
The Sustainability Retailers’ Survey will be unveiled at MAPIC, Wednesday November 19, 2008 at 16.00 in Auditorium H.
The presentation of the survey will be hosted by Marinus Dijkman (President & CEO REP) and Bernd Struben (Senior Editor REP) followed by guest speakers from SES Spar European Shopping Centers and APSYS.Program:16.00 – 16.20
Presentation of the Sustainability Survey by Real Estate Publishers16.20 – 16.35
Presentation by Filipa Fernandes, Corporate Center Marketing and Research SES Spar European Shopping Centers 16.35 – 16.50
Presentation by Thibaut Vincent, Director of Design and Architecture Group of APSYS16.50 – 17.15
Discussion and conclusion
The complete survey is published in Retail Space Europe 2009
along with the International Retailers’ Survey, which will be available from REP’s stand at MAPIC in Cannes (main aisle 16) for the duration of the event. The 10,000 copies of the book are distributed at real estate fairs and conferences throughout the world. The book can also be ordered at REP’s online web shop: www.europe-re.com/bookstore
Now in its second year, the 600 page richly illustrated Retail Space Europe 2009
provides an overview of the retail market in 33 countries, including Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as the latest industry trends, developments, research, leading market players and company information.
Ermine Amies, Managing Director of ICSC Europe says: "Retail Space Europe 2009
is an essential reference work that provides real estate professionals across the globe with a broad picture of the retail market place in Europe."