Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland has partnered with the United Nations Office at Geneva to deliver a new pop-up at Geneva Airport to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection.
Inaugurated yesterday (30 November), the pop-up is located in the airport’s new East Wing and is adjacent to the company’s eco-Aelia Duty Free store.
The pop-up highlights to travellers 170 actions they can take daily, from reducing inequalities to combating climate change and embracing sustainable consumption.
Within the pop-up, an interactive space encourages passengers to suggest additional sustainability ideas.
Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland has collaborated with UN Geneva as part of the Perception Change Project, resulting in pop-ups over 2022 and 2023, which focused on raising awareness of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the plight faced by refugees and the ongoing challenges of forced displacement globally.
“Turning theory into action”
Lagardère Travel Retail says the latest initiative underscores its unwavering support to the Perception Change Project of UN Geneva, at the same time as aligning with the travel retailer’s ‘Planet’ pillar within its PEPS (Planet. Ethics. People. Social) CSR strategy.
PEPS is composed of different pathways, including addressing the environmental impact of the company’s operations by collaborating effectively with its industry partners.
The travel retailer’s objective is to achieve carbon neutrality across all operations (covering scope 1 and scope 2 emissions) by the end of 2023.
Through its alliance with the Perception Change Project of UN Geneva and Geneva Airport, the travel retailer says it remains committed to fostering awareness of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Pascal le Droff, CEO Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland, said: “As we unveil our second pop-up at Geneva Airport, we reaffirm our commitment to sustainability. By integrating sustainability into our operations, we aim to inspire change for a more sustainable future. Committed to playing a leading role with our partners, we turn theory into action at Geneva Airport, exemplifying our dedication to sustainability.”
André Schneider, CEO of Geneva International Airport, said: “At Geneva Airport, we are pleased to host Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland’s latest pop-up, showcasing their dedication to environmental sustainability. This collaboration not only aligns with our commitment to providing passengers with enriching and conscientious experiences but also reflects the airport’s vision of being a leader of sustainable airports and becoming a hub for sustainable initiatives.
“We believe that initiatives like these empower travellers to make informed choices and contribute to a more sustainable future. Geneva Airport is proud to be a part of this transformative journey.”
Tatiana Valovaya, General Director of the United Nations Office at Geneva, added: “This pop-up is more than just an exhibition space; it is a call to action, and an embodiment of our shared commitment to combat climate change. Each action, no matter how small, can contribute to the global effort to preserve our planet.
“Together, let’s embark on this path towards a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient world. Let’s turn these ‘170 actions’ into countless more, and let’s transform them into action for a more sustainable future for all.”