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Sustainability Conference 2015

Venue: etc.venues - Victoria, London

Date: Wednesday 10 June 2015


4th Annual Product Sustainability Conference

Our Sustainability Conference 2015 has been designed to inspire a collaborative understanding and meaningful response to product sustainability and approaches.

Join us on Wednesday 10 June 2015 in London and hear all about the wide topic of product sustainability with updates on footprinting standards and initiatives, overview of activities, trending subjects, issues, needs and solutions around product sustainability, as well as an array of examples of products sustainability in action.

Capturing the ever-evolving nature of the discipline, learn and share your views throughout a day packed with high profile presentations, keynote addresses, updates from international initiatives, dynamic panel discussions, and a variety of impactful case studies. Have your burning questions answered by renowned subject experts, policy makers and thought leaders from across industry. 

This year, in three highly interactive sessions, we will focus on the following:

  • The premise of product sustainability – key aspects, levels of applicability, policy context, and the range of impacts product sustainability initiatives (could) deliver
  • The practice of product sustainability – examples of successful initiatives and actions from across a range of sectors and organizations
  • The future of product sustainability - trending topics, innovations, and likely developments

The Sustainability Conference 2015 has been designed to inspire collaborative understanding and a coherent response to product sustainability challenges and issues that organizations of different types and from different sectors are facing. This one-day event offers a much needed platform for international stakeholders to exchange knowledge on good practice through networking, presentations and interactive panel discussions. 

By attending this unique event you will:

  • Hear directly from renowned industry experts about successful product sustainability and sustainable supply chain approaches and tools
  • Receive updates on recent standards and standardization initiatives of most relevance to the conference topic, and with high impact on your organization’s activities
  • Gain a cross-industry update on key product sustainability initiatives, policies and programmes within the UK and across Europe
  • Receive an insight into related upcoming themes and trends with an impact on your supply chain and business as a whole
  • Learn how to increase the sustainability credentials of your brand, goods and services
  • Optimize the environmental, social and economic performance of the products you offer

Learn from the experts

The conference brings together industry experts, practitioners and policy makers to share their knowledge and provide insight into how forward thinking initiatives, including environmental footprinting, natural capital assessment and the circular economy, can make a difference. 

Establish your leadership position in product sustainability today. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Eligible for CPD points

 

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Agenda

08:30 - 09:20 Registration

09:30 - 09:45 Chairman’s opening remarks
Phil Cumming, Sustainability Consultant, Koru Sustainability

09:45 - 10:00 Welcome from BSI – the latest standards update
David Fatscher, Head of Sustainability, BSI


Session 1: The Premise of Product Sustainability – Key Aspects and Levels of Applicability

10:00 - 10:20 European perspective on product sustainability
Dr Michele Galatola, Product Team Leader, European Commission

10:20 – 11:40 The role of product sustainability in moving towards a more circular economy in London
Clare Ollerenshaw, Circular Economy Manager, London Waste and Recycling Board

10:40 – 11:00 Policy update
Clare Southworth, Head of Sustainable Products, DEFRA



11:00 - 11:20 Morning tea and coffee



11:20 – 11:40 ISO 14001 Update - product sustainability perspective
Greg Roberts, Environment / Sustainability Consultant, EEF

11:40 – 12:00 A Best Practice Approach To Energy, Cost & Carbon Reduction
Stephen Barker, Head Of Energy Efficiency & Environmental Care, Siemens

12:00 – 12:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
David Fatscher, Head of Sustainability, BSI
Dr Michele Galatola, Product Team Leader, European Commission
Clare Ollerenshaw, Circular Economy Manager, London Waste and Recycling Board
Greg Roberts, Environment / Sustainability Consultant, EEF
Stephen Barker, Head Of Energy Efficiency & Environmental Care, Siemens



12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking




Session 2: The Practice of Product Sustainability
 

13:30 – 13:50 Product Sustainability Forum: providing the focus for action
Mark Barthel, Special Adviser and Head of Design, WRAP

13:50 – 14:10 Case study – Rolls Royce
Dr. Andy Clifton, Manager – Sustainable Development & HS in Design, Rolls Royce

14:10 – 14:30 Getting your waste management strategy right
Mike Walters, Group Manager Waste & Water Resource, The John Lewis Partnership

14:30 – 14:50 Case study – Reuse Project
Dr Chris Hunt, Project Leader, National Physics Laboratory

14:50 – 15:10 Panel Discussion and Q&A 
Mark Barthel, Special Adviser and Head of Design, WRAP
Dr. Andy Clifton, Manager – Sustainable Development & HS in Design, Rolls Royce
Mike Walters, Group Manager Waste & Water Resource, The John Lewis Partnership
Dr Chris Hunt, Project Leader, National Physics Laboratory



15:10 – 15:25 Afternoon tea & coffee




Session 3: Product Sustainability - Looking Ahead. Trends, Innovations & the Circular Economy


15:25- 15:45 Materials security, design and the circular economy
Ben Peace, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network

15:45 – 16:05 The Circular and the Performance Economy – drivers, values and trends
Professor Dr. Walter R. Stahel, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey and Founder-Director, Product-Life Institute Geneva

16:05 – 16:25 Evaluating biodiversity in the context of Natural Capital Accounting
Dr Dorothy Maxwell, author of Valuing Natural Capital –  Future Proofing Business & Finance, and Director, The Sustainable Business Group

16:25 – 16:45 Circularity Indicators - An approach to Measuring Circularity
Sven Herrmann, Business Research Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

16:45 – 17:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Ben Peace, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network
Professor Dr. Walter R. Stahel, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey and Founder-Director, Product-Life Institute Geneva
Dr Dorothy Maxwell, author of Valuing Natural Capital –  Future Proofing Business & Finance and Director, The Sustainable Business Group
Sven Herrmann, Business Research Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


17:00 - Chairman’s closing remarks


Who should attend?

  • Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change directors and managers
  • Supply chain and procurement managers and specialists
  • Energy, waste and resource managers
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) directors and professionals
  • Brand and marketing executives
  • Product development and technical managers
  • Life Cycle Assessment, Greenhouse Gas assessment and Sustainability practitioners
  • Central and local government representatives
  • Representatives of executive bodies, trade associations and business groups
  • Academia

Book

To book your place simply click on the one of the options below link below.

Definition of rates:

Standard rate:  Includes organizations that are not controlled by the government and often have ltd or plc at the end of the full company name.

Public sector rate: Organizations that provide basic government services, including the police, military, public roads, primary education and healthcare. This rate also applies to local authorities, councils and government departments, schools and hospitals.

SME rate: An organization that employs fewer than 250 people and has an annual turnover of less than £25 million.

Sustainability Conference - Standard
Early bird rates £306 (£153 for Members)
Full rates £340 (£170 for Members) 


 

Sustainability Conference - Public sector/Charity/SME
Early bird rates £225 (£112.5 for Members) 
Full rates £250 (£125 for Members) 


 

Sponsorship Opportunities

We understand that different companies have different marketing and business objectives - that’s why the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities we offer are truly bespoke and designed to meet your needs and expectations.

If you would like to engage with high-level delegates and industry experts we will create a package that ticks all of your boxes. For more information please contact conferences@bsigroup.com

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