Sustainability Hub


Welcome to the Sustainability Hub, from POPAI.

Find out below how you can benefit by using our tools to help improve your sustainability performance.

You can also download a PDF summary of POPAI's Sustainability services here: POPAI Sustainability Services   

PSS Accreditation
For Suppliers

Make a commitment to sustainability and start your journey to becoming PSS accredited.

This accreditation embeds sustainability principles within your organisation giving you a 'green' competitive advantage and boosting your business credentials. 

Annually assessed, the PSS demonstrates that you're taking sustainability seriously, by encouraging better environmental performance and gaining a financial advantage by improving your company's efficiencies. 

Find out more about PSS

Sustainability Partnership
For Brands & Retailers

Designed for Brands and Retailers, the POPAI Sustainability Partnership has been developed with POPAI client members to best reflect their needs in the incredibly fast moving world of sustainability.

Participation in the partnership will reinforce a company’s credentials, allow engagement with like-minded professionals, and provide support and advice related to display and retail sustainability.

Find out more about the POPAI Sustainability Partnership

Sustain® eco-design tool

The easy way to measure P-O-P sustainability. Exclusive to the P-O-P industry. 

What are the environmental impacts of your P-O-P? With the Sustain® tool you can measure multiple projects to discover their environmental impacts – so you can adjust your designs for optimum results.  

Sustain® eco-design tool offers recommendations to improve the overall sustainability of your P-O-P displays, including how to reduce the carbon footprint and increase the recycled content and recyclability. 

Find out more about the Sustain® tool

Sustainability Summit

Sustainability is the most important issue confronting our industry today, with brands and retailers making increasing demands on all suppliers to monitor and reduce their environmental impact through retail design and display. 

The biggest sustainability event POPAI has ever put together, Impact22 is aimed at anyone in the retail and display industry who wants to understand the latest trends, learn what the future may hold and hear case studies from leading brands and retailers on a wide range of environmental issues from design through to end of life, as well as expert panel discussions and product/ material demonstrations.  

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Retail Recycling Research
Permanent Display & Fixtures

POPAI UK & Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of the “Retail Recycling Research - Permanent display and fixtures” project. Following on the from the success of the Temporary display and packaging recycling research carried out earlier this year, this will examine the complexities of how permanent materials are recycled, re-used, refurbished or otherwise processed at end of life. Looking at how the display and retail industry may make more responsible decisions, this vital piece of work continues POPAI’s deep commitment to sustainability.

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Retail Recycling Research
Temporary POSM & Packaging

POPAI UK & Ireland’s research into the recycling and recyclability of temporary point of sale display materials and secondary packaging.

The report covers all aspects of recycling from the perceptions of retail recycling compared to the realities, the recycling dialogue taking place between suppliers and clients, design practices being used to promote recyclability, through to if and how recycling rates are being measured. 

Member and Non-Member version available to download from the Content Hub

 Discover the Content Hub

Content Hub

Discover the latest articles, white-papers, eBooks and more. 

Includes original POPAI research.

Our content hub provides the industry latest on everything sustainability. 

Discover the Content Hub

Sustainability Council

To further develop and guide POPAI’s Sustainability credentials a Sustainability Council has been formed.

Chaired by Martin Kingdon from POPAI and with Steve Lister Head of Sustainability, the council and its members will be meeting once a month to ensure that POPAI remains at the forefront of knowledge in this fast moving environment. 

The group comprises representatives from across the industry with different skill-sets and different viewpoints.

More about the Sustainability Council

Award-Winning Case Studies

All of the winning POPAI award entries from the Sustainability category.

View the case studies of all bronze, silver and gold award-winning entries since 2013. 

View case studies

Sustainability Consultancy

As part of POPAI's overall independent Research and Consultancy offer, we have a specialist service for all aspects of Sustainability.

Using POPAI's own staff and independent experts in the field we are able to support you in your Sustainability journey.

Typical projects we carry out include:

  • Bespoke & exclusive research
  • White papers
  • Trends & insight reports
  • Strategy workshops
  • Sustainability audits
  • Tailored training solutions

From initial set up of policies and internal structures, through to investigations of the market in specialist areas that are hard to access under normal circumstances. We understand the world where your Sustainability structure, knowledge, positioning and marketing are critical for competitive advantage.

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