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15 December 2022

Flash news from the Czech & Slovak Initiative ECR - Winter edition

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Lean & Green Europe Award for CO2 Reduction Commitment goes to Chep!

CZ-SK Initiative ECR is the National Partner of Lean & Green Europe, which is the most significant program for sustainable logistics in Europe. Originated in Netherlands 12 years ago, is now available in 15 countries in Europe and Canada. One of more than 550 participants is Budějovický Budvar, which received its Award earlier this year and now we could see their trucks  and trailers with Lean & Green Europe Award logo on the roads. More information on

Join activity to support sustainability, collaboration and reduce packaging waste

Based on common effort of CZ-SK ECR Initiative & Packaging Institute Syba was launched - Packaging Design for Recycling as national guidelines to increase awareness about packaging and its recyclability.

Next step agreed by the project team, which involve experts from Tesco Stores, Penny Market, Unilever, Orkla Foods, Thimm Packaging, Grainer Packaging, Tetra Pak, ALPLA, and is supported by Svaz Obchodu, Ekokom, GS1 Czech Republic would be to establish common platform for sharing experience and best practices to promote sustainability and recyclability of packaging.  

ECR CatManNetwork

In 2022, ECR Community established a global Category Management Network. Comprised of a group of international experts on this topic, its purpose is to:

  • Develop & share CM knowledge & experience.
  • Track latest relevant CM related hot topics & technologies
  • Focus on effective interaction & collaboration
  • Provide a valuable forum for showcases, discussion, debate & learning.

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ECR Retail Loss Group 2022

Chaired by John Fontaijn from AholdDelhaize, ECR Retail Loss Group will focus on more topics during 2023, including Food Waste, OSA, Inventory Accuracy, Shrinkage, Self Checkout, RFID in Grocery Retail, Frictionless Shopping and losses in eCommerce. More information

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