Carbon Neutrality Conference 2010

Conference: Wednesday 19th May
Workshops: 18th May (full), 20th May (places available)
Venue: CBI Conference Centre, London

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Trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Learn how to become carbon neutral whilst still maintaining your business growth.

Attend BSI's Carbon Neutrality conference to understand how to become carbon neutral, run a carbon neutral event, or develop carbon neutral products or services. Hear all about the new specification published by British Standards on carbon neutrality and understand how to make immediate improvements in order to reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This conference provides an opportunity to hear how organizations from a wide range of industry sectors are tackling carbon neutrality using PAS 2060 (Publicly Available Specification). 

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Key features and benefits:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the steps involved in becoming carbon neutral and how this improves your competitive advantage
  • Hear how to maximize the advantages of reducing your carbon emissions and becoming carbon neutral
  • Listen to a full explanation of the new PAS 2060 with case study examples of implementation; challenges faced and benefits delivered
  • Understand the new Government guidance document on the definition of carbon neutrality – its implications for your organization and relationship with PAS 2060
  • Update your knowledge of the UK Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and understand what your organization needs to be doing to meet CRC targets
  • Discuss the specification with key industry experts who have participated in its development
  • Network with industry experts and peers.

What is a Publicly Available Specification (PAS)?



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Agenda - 19 May 2010

Chairman’s introduction

David Kennedy
Chief Executive
The Committee on Climate Change

Building a low carbon economy

  • Who are the CCC and how they sit within the Government
  • An update regarding the Government’s emissions targets and their views on building a low carbon economy
  • "Guidance on carbon neutrality" document
  • Recent hot topics/news from the Government
David Kennedy
Chief Executive
The Committee on Climate Change

A Standardized approach

  • Latest news on developments in UK standards
  • Other related standards developments within sustainability
  • PAS 2050 overview
  • Introduction to the newly published PAS 2060 and the need for a standardized approach to carbon neutrality
  • Other related standards developments within Sustainability.
Shirley Bailey-Wood
Operations Director

PAS 2060 – Introduction and explanation

  • What is PAS 2060, terminology and content explained
  • How PAS 2060 was put together
  • What this new specification means.
Jamal Gore
PAS 2060 Steering Group member; Director, Carbon Clear

Update on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

  • A brief update on the scheme
  • What it means for various businesses
  • How to reduce energy demand in your organization
  • Other factors in reducing your carbon footprint.
Ant Wilson Unit
Director - Sustainability - Building Engineering


Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project

In January 2006 the community of Ashton Hayes launched a project with the aim of becoming the first carbon neutral village in England; by 2009 average household carbon emissions had been reduced by 23%. Hear how they plan to achieve further reductions by producing their own power from renewable sources.

Garry Charnock
Instigator, Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project
Director, RSK group plc

Parcelforce Worldwide carbon reduction plans

Hear about how Parcelforce Worldwide have reduced their carbon footprint, plan to reduce their footprint further and continue developing low and carbon free products for customers.

Michael Anderson
Head of Innovation
Parcelforce Worldwide

Ben & Jerry's climate neutral ice cream: If it's melted, it's ruined

For Ben & Jerry’s, going climate neutral means going beyond Carbon Neutral, hear how their 3 step approach focused on maximising energy efficiency, moving to renewable energy sources and offsets of unavoidable climate impact fits in with their company values.

Tirma Garcia-Suarez
Environmental Sustainability
Unilever - Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre

Use your Loaf: Hotspots and Footprints

As part of Allied Bakeries' carbon reduction programme, Sustain carried out a product carbon footprint for three products in the Kingsmill range. Hear how carbon ‘hotspots’ were identified at every step of the way, including baking, packaging and transportation, and learn about how the process has informed the company’s future carbon reduction plans.

Jean-Yves Cherruault
Environmental Accounting Manager
Sustain Ltd

Purchasing offsets

Jonathan Shopley
International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance (ICROA)

John Buckley
Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) for carbon offsetting; Managing Director, Carbon Footprint Ltd

Carbon management and reporting in organizations – key themes and issues

  • Key themes and issues for environmental and sustainability professionals
  • Highlights of IEMA's recent practitioner survey on carbon management and reporting
  • Reporting and recent UK guidance developments
Nick Blyth
Senior Environmental Adviser
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

New workshop date announced!
Book today to guarantee your place.

Due to popular demand, a second workshop will take place on Thursday 20 May. Places are limited, so be sure to book as soon as possible if you'd like to attend.

Carbon Footprinting: from Understanding to Benchmarking
  • Carbon footprinting uses and issues
    - carbon footprint: value to the business
    - Lessons from 200+ footprints
    - Responding to the challenges posed
    - Discussion on challenges perceived and encountered.

  • How to go about it - and where are things likely to head?

  • Calculating a carbon footprint according to PAS 2050
    - What’s easy, what’s not?
    - Pitfalls, hints and tips
    - Where to focus efforts.

  • From footprint to business case
    - Business benefits
    - Benchmarking and driving performance
    - Designing footprinting programmes to maximise utility
    - How to ensure you get value from a footprinting exercise.

  • Communicating product carbon footprint information
    - Risks and opportunities
    - Pros, cons and practicalities of carbon labelling
    - Reducing the costs of production through product carbon footprinting
    - Discussion on good/bad practice examples.

Karen Fisher
Senior Consultant

Who should attend?

All those in both the private and public sector responsible for sustainability and environmental management in their business, including:

  • CEOs and managing directors
  • Environmental and sustainability consultants
  • Sustainability managers and directors
  • Climate change managers and directors
  • Supply chain managers
  • Energy managers
  • Environment officers/managers
  • Energy consultants
  • Energy assessors.

Sponsorship opportunities

Through BSI conferences and events your company will be able to reach your target market and showcase your products and services.

If you are interested in promoting your company, its products and services at the Carbon Neutrality Conference, please contact Courtney McGrath on
+44 (0)20 8996 7371 or email

Interested in sponsoring? Download our sponsorship sales pack

Book your place online:

The quickest and easiest way to book your place at BSI's Carbon Neutrality conference is to fill in our simple online booking form (see prices below). We offer two basic packages:

  • Conference only - attend the Carbon Neutrality conference on 19 May
  • Conference + pre-conference workshop - attend both the conference (19 May) and our post-conference workshop (20 May)

  • Discounts are available for public sector companies and SMEs (defined as an organization employing fewer than 250 persons and with an annual turnover not exceeding £45.5 million).

    You can also book over the phone by calling the BSI Customer Service team on +44 345 086 9001


    19 May 2010, CBI Conference Centre
    Click on the prices below to book your package:

    RATES Standard     SME          Public sector
    £599 £449 £299


    Conference + workshop

    18-20 May 2010, CBI Conference Centre
    Click on the prices below to book your package:

    RATES Standard     SME          Public sector
      £899 £749 £599


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