Date: Thursday 13th & Friday 14th June 2019
Time: 14:00 Thursday
Venue: Stand N32 (EFTTEX Presentation Stand)
Sustainability and the tackle trade …
What does ‘sustainability’ mean for the global tackle trade, and how is it impacting current and future business profitability? Whilst in recent years the angling trades have created and supported initiatives to protect target fish species and their habitats, they have been mostly far less active on how environmental and social sustainability relates to their own products and services. Stuart McLanaghan will briefly outline how global trends such as rising levels of oceanic plastic and climate change are creating business threats and uncertainties, but also opportunities for new products and services today and into the future. The session will focus on increasing understanding, and provide examples, of how to address sustainability challenges, make businesses more resilient and build brand following. There will also be time for an interactive discussion on collaborative ways to develop a vibrant and sustainable future for the sector.
MEET OUR SPEAKER
Stuart McLanaghan is Director of Sustainable Angling, fish21. He is a recognised business sustainability professional and Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. A lifelong and passionate angler, Stuart recently took a sabbatical as a fishing instructor on England’s River Tyne. He has advised the UK Prime Minister’s office, English Environment Agency and major private sector clients. Additionally, Stuart played a major role in developing the world’s first ‘circular economy’ standard (BS 8001), to help future-proof business through more sustainable resource use. Through fish21, he provides professional services to tackle manufacturers and the retail trade, as well as the secretariat for the Eden Sustainability Declaration – a voluntary signatory-led sustainability commitment for the global tackle trade.