|15.12.2018 : Benchmarking Sustainability
The United Nations defined 17 Sustainability Goals for the year 2030. It is an interdisciplinary global bench-marking, which can be applied as a set of mosaic stones individually optimized at local, regional, national or supra-national levels.
The 17 goals are: no poverty; zero hunger; good health/well being; quality education; gender equality; clean water/ sanitation; clean energy; decent work/economic growth; infrastructure/innovation; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities/communities; responsible production/consumption; climate action; life below water; life on land; justice/strong institutions; partnerships to fulfill the sustainability goals.
|15.11.2018 : Chinese Partner
At the International Two-Dimensional Code Industry Development Summit at Chang Chun/China Prof.Dr.B.Hallier designed a MOU of cooperation together with the ZIIOT Secretary General Dr.Chao Zhang. ZIIOT will be the Chinese Umbrella Organization/Chinese Chapter for TUN.
The Zhongguancun Industry and Information Research Institute of Two-Dimensional Code Technology (ZIIOT) was founded in 2014 in Beijing and recognized as a standardization organization by ISO, CEN and AIM Global in 2018.
|17.10.2018 : Circular Economy
In December 2015 the European Commission published a Circular Economy Package to encourage more sustainability in the UN reflected by the UN Sustainability Development Goals for 2030.
EuroCommerce now discussed the status quo in Brussels and the plans to revise various waste directions and to minimize waste and losses. The motto was "Scaling up market solutions in Retail & Wholesale". The meeting of 250 experts was attended also by high level administration officials like Dr. J.Potocnik/UN International Resource Panel and former EU-Commissioner, D.Calleju Crespo/ General Director DG Environment, B.Poisson/ French Ministry for Ecology, MEPs like A.J.Valean or K. van Brempt. Retail was represented among others by Carrefour, IKEA, METRO, BGA, FCD, Virke and Prof.Dr.B.Hallier (at the photo together with the EuroCommerce President Regis Degelcke and Christian Verschueren Managing Director EuroCommerce).
|15.09.2018 : China
In Beijing Lu Shoubing, deputy secretary general from the China Development and Reform Commission follows especially the TUN-News about tracing/tracking of commodity goods.
"We follow closely the News of the Thematic University Network Food and thank Prof.Dr.B.Hallier for his global guidance based on applied sciences from farm to fork; for us that experience is valuable in administration, for science as well as for businessmen" he stated in a recent lecture.
|15.08.2018 : ISO
The International Standardization Organization (ISO) was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Geneva/Switzerland. More then 150 countries are member bodies, corresponding members or subscriber members. ISO standardization needs the following seven procedures: preliminary work item new work item proposal working draft committee draft draft international standard final draft international standard publication international standard. Those standards are descriptions - they are not a guarantee for a quality itself.
Since the 80ies Prof. B. Hallier pushed within the food business the ISO Packaging norms as a rationalization tool: based on the module 400 x 600 mm sales-cartons and palettes by 1200 x 1000, 1200 x 800 and 600 x 800 can flow most easily from production via transportation units and depots finally into the shelves of retail. Not only efficiency was increased by this system but also damage in the transportation flow decreased: saving food waste too. More about ISO here.