On 21 July 2020, AmCham held its regular Fast Moving Consumer Goods – FMCG Committee Virtual Meeting. During the meeting, AmCham Members, AmCham Partners – the American University of Armenia (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment and Union of Manufacturers and Business of Armenia (UMBA) discussed:
• One to One Calls with the Business Community for introducing the jointly prepared Pager on Waste Management mechanisms implementation in Armenia to encourage the Armenian business community to join the efforts in establishing transparent, effective, and sustainable packaging waste collection and recovery system in order to meet its environmental obligations.
It was discussed that the local companies are having a hard time joining the initiative given the current situation of the pandemic, as well as the reason that most of the local companies do not have systematic KPIs on environmental protection indicators. However, with the awareness-raising and the international companies’ leadership, it is planned to engage as many local companies as possible in the AmCham Initiative of Sustainable Waste Management.
AmCham Members, Partners, and Executive Team participated in the meeting:
Ms. Elina Markaryan, CCHBC, Ms. Anahit Tunyan, CCHBC, Mr. Harutyun Alpetyan, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment, Ms. Syuzanna Hayrapetyan, UMBA.