Hans Juergen Matern

Hans Juergen Matern

Head of Corporate Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Food/Non Food, METRO AG, Germany

Vice President
Corporate Responsibility
METRO AG

Graduate Engineer Food Technology
1981 – 1989 he was responsible for Research & Development / Quality Assurance at Quaker Oats and Royal Canin in Germany
In 1990 he joined Metro Germany to set up Quality Assurance (QA) for the food business in Germany. In the following years he developed QA in METRO to an international department, covering the whole food and non food business and assuring fulfilment of legal and company requirements in the stores.
As of January 2011 he took over the position as Head of Corporate Responsibility, including the representation of METRO GROUP in international committees like WEF (World Economic Forum) and TCGF (The Consumer Good Forum).

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Session Details

Speaker at: Introducing the Declaration of Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 October, 11:30-1 p.m.
Location: Plenary/Mezzoon Ballroom

Session Description

Introducing the Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices: The joint initiative launched by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the International Trade Centre (ITC), and GLOBALG.A.P. Helping farmers grow farms for their grandchildren: How can G.A.P. support food security for future generations?

Feeding 9.6 billion people in 2050 is one of the biggest challenges facing all of humanity today. How can Good Agricultural Practices help secure food supplies today and in the future? What if every farm on earth followed a single harmonized basic set of G.A.P. criteria to apply safe and sustainable practices? Would this ensure the sustainability of farms and farming for generations to come?

Why are the initial Declaration signatories committed and what do they hope to achieve together?