Thanks to the final event of the “Towards a Sustainable Expo”, sustainability was the protagonist at Expo Milano 2015. The event has been promoted by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Expo 2015 SpA (with the scientific contribution of Politecnico di Milano and IEFE Bocconi).

The program was aimed to promote the adoption of sustainable solutions by the Pavilions of the Universal Exhibition, through a virtuous competition on four categories of sustainability: the architecture, the food and beverage sector, green procurement and other relevant initiatives.
The “Leaders” were announced on October 1 at the presence of the Italian Minister for the Environment, Gian Luca Galletti, the Commissioner of the Government of Italy for Expo Milano 2015 and CEO Expo 2015 Company, Giuseppe Sala and the Director and Regional Representative UNEP Regional Office for Europe, Jan Dusik.

The “Leaders” were identified as the more sustainable pavilions in Expo 2015 and they have been selected among more than 80 applications submitted in four categories, for a total of 39 players (including 23 Countries and 16 partner organizations and Civil Society).
Here the leaders and the special mentions attributed to the Pavilions that distinguished themselves for the number and importance of initiatives in the different categories:

– 6 Leader: Austria, Brazil, Monaco, Coca-Cola, New Holland Agriculture, Save the Children
– 5 Special Mention: Azerbaijan, Barhein, Belgium, Israel, Intesa Sanpaolo

Category 2 – FOOD&BEVERAGE:
– 5 Leaders: Chile, Francia, Coop, CIR_Food, Lavazza

– 4 Leader: Chile, Lavazza, Carlsberg, Coca Cola
– 2 Special Mention: Illicaffè e Coop

– 6 Leader: Chile, Belgium, Lithuania, Waa-Amia Conaf, The Triulza Foundation, Coop
– 2 Special Mention: Monaco e China Vanke Group

Below you can download the motivation leading to the assignment the title of “Leader” and the special mentions to the Pavilions.