Product Sustainability Conference 2013

Venue: Etc. Venues Victoria, 1 Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QW

Date: Thursday 28 November 2013


4th Annual Product Sustainability Conference

Join us in London on Thursday 28th November 2013 for our annual Product Sustainability Conference and get a valuable insight into the latest developments in sustainable product innovation.
 
This year’s event is an extension of BSI’s annual carbon and environmental footprinting conference, with a focus on the wider topic of product sustainability, which incorporates both product carbon and environmental foot printing. 

Capturing the ever evolving nature of the discipline, join us for a day packed with high profile presentations, key note addresses, updates from international initiatives, panel discussions around highly topical issues, and an array of case studies. Have your questions answered by international experts, policy makers and thought leaders from all industry sectors. 

This year, in three highly interactive sessions, we will explore the following themes:

  • Greenhouse management and mitigation at the product level: The on-going response to the challenge of climate change
  • Beyond carbon and toward product sustainability: The wider environmental impact
  • Trends and future aspects of product sustainability: Climate resilience and adaptation measures at the product level, Responsible sourcing, Waste prevention and the “circular economy”.

Product Sustainability Conference 2013 has been designed to inspire a collaborative understanding and meaningful response towards global product sustainability. 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 product sustainability and sustainable supply chain management
  • Gain a cross-industry update on key initiatives, policies and programmes for product sustainability from around the globe
  • 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 
  • Identify tangible opportunities for business development and cost savings 
  • 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, responsible sourcing 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.

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Agenda

08.45 Registration

09:15 - 09:30 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
Jim Skea, RCUK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy, Centre for Environmental Policy


Session 1 Greenhouse management and mitigation at the product level: The on-going response to the challenge of climate change


09:30 - 09:50 BT’s energy/carbon strategy and managing  environmental  risks
Richard Tarboton, Director of Energy and Environment, BT

09:50 - 10:10 Case Study: World’s first carbon neutral bottled water.  The role of PAS 2060 in achieving environmental objectives
David Balhuizen, Head of Operations, Belu Water

10:10 - 10:30 Intelligent low carbon operations for the textile industry in APEC economies
Yang Ping SHIH, Deputy Director, Department of Products, Taiwan Textile Research Institute

10:30 - 10:50 Climate change adaptation at the product level
Kay Johnstone, E&B Advisor, Environment & Business Directorate: Climate Change, Environmental Agency


10:50 - 11:10 Morning tea & coffee


11:10 - 11:50 Panel Discussion: Mitigating against climate change – Lessons learned

  • What did action on carbon teach us? 
  • Climate change mitigation and/or adaptation, or how to build on existing effort?
  • Beyond Carbon - Where next?

Participants include:

Jane Burston, Head, Centre for Carbon Measurement National Physical Laboratory
Richard Turboton, Head of Energy and Carbon, BT
Yang Ping SHIH, Deputy Director, Department of Products, Taiwan Textile Research Institute
David Balhuizen, Head of Operations, Belu Water
Kay Johnstone: E&B Advisor, Environment & Business Directorate: Climate Change


Session 2 Beyond carbon and toward product sustainability: The wider environmental impact


11:50 - 12:10 The EU Envionmental Footprinting initiative
Imola Bedő, Policy Officer, Directorate-General Environment, Unit Circular Economy and Eco-Innovation, European Commission

12:10 - 12:30 The Italian environmental footprint programme
Martina Hauser, Task Force Central and Easter Europe Coordinator, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea

12:30 - 12:50 An update from Product Sustainability Forum: Environmental hotspot analysis & practical actions
Mark Barthel, Special Adviser and Head of Design, WRAP

12:50 - 13:50 Lunch

13:50 - 14:10 Case Study - Product sustainability and its application to fast moving consumer products
Andrew Jenkins, Sustainable Development Manager – Products, Boots UK Limited

14:10 - 14:50 Panel Discussion – Practical approaches to product sustainability

• How/where do we focus effort on product sustainability?
• Product sustainability – the role of policy makers?

Participants include:

Sue Proudman, Resource, Atmosphere and Sustainability, Defra
Dr Michele Galatola, Product Team Leader, European Commission
Mark Barthel, Special Adviser and Head of Design, WRAP
Martina Hauser, Task Force Central and Easter Europe Coordinator, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Andrew Jenkins, Sustainable Development Manager, Boots UK Limited 


Session 3 Trends and future aspects of product sustainability

14:50 - 15:10 Towards Circular Economy
Andrew Morlet, Programme Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

15:10 - 15:30 Design and the circular economy: resources, supply chains and business models
Ben Peace, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network

15:30 - 15:50 Case Study – What does it take to become the world’s most sustainable major retailer
Rowland Hill, Sustainability and Reporting Manager, Marks & Spencer

15:30 - 16:10 Case Study – Kingfisher to be confirmed

16:10 - 16:50 Panel Discussion – Defining product sustainability in a wider context


Participants include:

Andrew Morlet, Programme Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Ben Peace, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network
Rowland Hill, Sustainability and Reporting Manager, Marks & Spencer
Kingfisher - speaker to be confirmed
Sue Proudman, Resource, Atmosphere and Sustainability, Defra

16:50 Chairman’s closing remarks


Who should attend?

  • Environmental directors and managers 
  • Sustainability managers and directors 
  • Climate change managers and directors 
  • Supply chain managers and specialists 
  • Procurement managers and specialists 
  • Energy managers
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) directors 
  • Product development managers 
  • Brand directors 
  • Marketing directors 
  • Technical managers 
  • LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), GHG assessment and Sustainability practitioners (consultants and certifiers) 
  • Central and local government representatives 
  • 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.

Product Sustainability Conference - Standard

 

Product Sustainability Conference - SME/Public

 

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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