SUSTAINABLE TOGETHER
X5 Group has held the Growing Sustainable Together conference, the first conference on sustainable retail, which has been attended by 70 people offline and more than 1,000 people online.

The conference included three sessions that discussed the environmental impact of retail, the importance of environmental cooperation, the promotion of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits among customers, and businesses' social responsibility, as well as their opportunities to foster safe neighbourhoods.

The conference brought together 16 speakers, including experts, public officials, suppliers, and X5's top managers, such as Sergei Goncharov, General Director of Pyaterochka, Tatiana Stepanova, Marketing Director of Perekrestok, Vladimir Rudenko, Deputy Director of Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's Department for Industrial and Household Waste Management Policy and Regulation, Nikita Kukushkin, an actor and founder of the Pomoshch ("Help") project, Sofia Bryantseva, Lead Nutritionist at Nestlé, Elena Smirnova, Head of the Laboratory for Demography and Nutritional Epidemiology at the Federal Research Centre of Nutrition and Biotechnology, and others.

The opening remarks were delivered by Igor Shekhterman, CEO of X5, who presented the Company's first sustainability report developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.

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X5 FOR THE FUTURE
ВМЕСТЕ СДЕЛАМ ВЫБОР
В ПОЛЬЗУ БУДУЩЕГО
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Recording
EVENT
PROGRAM
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME RECEPTION
START OF THE BROADCAST
2:00 PM
Address by X5 Group CEO Igor Shekhterman and presentation on sustainable development and GRI standards
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
WELCOME SPEECH
Vladimir Rudenko
deputy Director of Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's Department for Industrial and Household Waste Management Policy and Regulation
Ekaterina Devyatkina
head of consulting and analytics, Project +1
Svetlana Gerasimova
рartner of Sustainable Development Strategies and Practices Project Office
Alisa Vasilieva
сommunity Affairs Manager Coca-Cola HBC AG
Elena Konnova
corporate Communication Director at X5 Group
SPEAKERS:
MODERATOR:
Ivan Kukhnin
partner and Head of Sustainability Services at Deloitte CIS
● Retail's prospects for reducing its environmental footprint and the three Rs: raising awareness, recycling waste and reusing plastic bags.

● Green private labels in retail: how does the industry set eco standards?

● Retail energy: can retail chains generate renewable energy?

SESSION I. RETAIL AND ECOLOGY:
HOW COMPANIES ARE CHANGING THE ENVIRONMENT
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Oleg Leonov
coordinator of Liza Alert search-and-rescue squad
CLOSING REFRESHMENTS
5:00 pm
SPEAKERS:
MODERATOR:
Yulia Nazarova
president of Foodbank Rus
Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper
founder of Tsentsiper company
Nikita Kukushkin
film actor, founder of Pomoshch project
Sergei Goncharov
general Director at Pyaterochka
Ksenia Toporkova
head of +1CITY project
SESSION III. CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE:
RETAIL AS A DRIVER OF SOCIAL INTERACTION
● The function of retail as a platform for charity initiatives: how retail chains, customers and suppliers can support low-income families.

● Innovations in charity: new tools to help people in need.

● Public interests and new challenges: how corporate charity is going to change.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Yelena Smirnova
head of the Laboratory for Demographics and Nutritional Epidemiology at the Institute of Nutrition and Biotechnology
Alexey Kovalkov
doctor of Medicine, dietitian
Sofia Bryantseva
lead Nutritionist at Nestlé
Tatiana Stepanova
marketing Director at Perekrestok
SPEAKERS:
Natalia Shcherbinina
practical psychologist, specialised in psychosomatics
MODERATOR:
Tatiana Mikhailenko
editor-in-Chief at Green Mag and online magazine WeGreen, health and wellness blogger
● Making a healthy lifestyle affordable: retail initiatives to promote healthy habits.

● Food of the future or new grocery shelf trends: what foods will make up a healthy diet in the future?

● The relationship between health and psychosomatics: how to give up bad habits.

SESSION II. PATHWAYS TO HEALTHY EATING:
HOW SHOPS CAN HELP PROMOTE HEALTHY HABITS
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
COFFEE BREAK
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Basket of Kindness is a joint social project of X5 Group and Foodbank Rus.

Anyone can contribute to feeding those in need via the project's website or on the day of the conference at the event venue.

Let's all pull together to take care of those around us.
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