Agenda

The virtual Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium mirrors the format of our established and successful face-to-face Summits, featuring a combination of interactive roundtable discussions, keynote presentations and panel discussions. Build Your Own Conference: Choose a 60-minute discussion and learn from the experience of the discussion leader, your fellow delegates, and share your own perspective. Each discussion group is limited to 10 participants.

2021-06-17
2021-06-17
09:30
Chair’s Welcome

A welcome from our Chairperson.

09:35
Keynote Presentation: Building the most sustainable factory possible
  • Why this was important to innocent and why it should be to all businesses
  • How we were able to achieve carbon neutral and the design approaches employed
  • Some of the technical solutions that helped unlock our design
  • Lessons learned along the way and why it’s important to share
Keynote Presentation: Building the most sustainable factory possible image
Christopher Fielden
Group Supply Chain Director, Innocent Drinks
09:50
Keynote Presentation: Drive sustainability with a data-driven supply-chain

Leaders in manufacturing companies are under pressure to deliver for their organisations. They’re trying to identify risks in complex supply chains that extend well beyond their company’s own boundaries while achieving sustainability goals. Sustainability is now a necessity. Customers demand it but beyond that, there’s a financial imperative for it—waste costs you money. 

 

  • Is it possible to have a fuller picture to help you make critical decisions? Yes, it is.
  • Can you reduce risk and cost and at the same time drive innovation? Absolutely you can

Leveraging the right data creates the free flow of facts you need to make critical, and profitable decisions. Manufacturers are using data to develop more robust roadmaps for the future and manage change. This is leading them to seek advice on their digital strategies from trusted advisors. The ability to map all data sources from across the supply chain provides a comprehensive foundation for strategic decision-making.

Keynote Presentation: Drive sustainability with a data-driven supply-chain image
Gurbinder Nijor
Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce
10:05
Q&A with Keynote Speakers
10:15
Buffer
10:20
Discussion Session: Employee Engagement

Manufacturers of all sizes are beginning to embrace the values of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. However, many executives aren’t aware of how to engage employees in daily activities that put those values into practice. This panel discussion session will be exploring best practice for doing so such as:

  • ‘Ask and listen’. The people in our businesses are aware of the sustainability problems which exist, large and small and they often hold some interesting insight into how to resolve them.
  • Providing tools for success. Educate and inform your people about what you are doing to resolve the sustainability risks you face.
  • Embrace a transparent culture of sharing and communication, use Green Teams, Volunteering, Lunch and Learn and have fun with Sustainability Knowledge Hubs.
  • Where you can invite industry experts and suppliers into the business to take your people on the sustainability journey.
  • Build clear, concise and consistent messaging.
10:20
Discussion Session: Energy Reduction and Management
  • Setting a strategy and framework – what is the level of your ambition.
  • Decarbonisation of Heat – Taking a whole system approach
  • Harnessing Digital to drive energy reduction and energy production.
Discussion Session: Energy Reduction and Management image
Olivia Whitlam
Head of Sustainability. Siemens
Discussion Session: Energy Reduction and Management image
Steven Jeffers
Head of Energy Performance Solutions (EPS), Siemens
10:20
Discussion Session: Net Zero and carbon footprint reduction

All industry contributes to CO2 emissions and its’ old news that this isn’t great for the environment. Changing the way, we work to reduce our carbon footprint is at the forefront of business conversation. But as manufacturers, what actions can you take within your business to make a real difference? This session will looking at Carbon Footprint reduction best practice.

10:20
Discussion Session: Waste elimination, reduction and recovery

Devising a waste management strategy that complies with best waste management practice is very important. This session will be covering important issues such as:

  • How to Effectively Reduce, Eliminate and Recover Waste in Manufacturing?
  • Service providers and how to integrate them into the process to achieve reliable and consistent performance. Complex parts recovery methods.
  • Waste reduction approaches.
  • How to reduce waste at source Removing waste before it comes onsite.
  • Reuse as a means of waste management.
  • Engagement is key, whether that be employees, suppliers, customers or contractors.
11:20
Break
11:30
Panel Discussion: Sustainable production systems

The most successful manufacturing companies recognise that environmental responsibility is not only good for business, but it is also becoming an integral part of the way products are marketed, purchased, and operated. Hence, it is important to consider sustainability at all levels of the life cycle of products that are manufactured. This session will be discussing important issues such as:

  • The background to sustainable production systems (SPS), what they are, and why they are important.
  • Performance indicators for sustainable production.
  • How SPS can be applied to achieve business sustainability for manufacturers or solution providers.

 

12:00
Discussion Session: Waste elimination, reduction and recovery

Devising a waste management strategy that complies with best waste management practice is very important. This session will be covering important issues such as:

  • How to Effectively Reduce, Eliminate and Recover Waste in Manufacturing?
  • Service providers and how to integrate them into the process to achieve reliable and consistent performance. Complex parts recovery methods.
  • Waste reduction approaches.
  • How to reduce waste at source Removing waste before it comes onsite.
  • Reuse as a means of waste management.
  • Engagement is key, whether that be employees, suppliers, customers or contractors.
12:00
Discussion Session: Employee Engagement

Manufacturers of all sizes are beginning to embrace the values of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. However, many executives aren’t aware of how to engage employees in daily activities that put those values into practice. This panel discussion session will be exploring best practice for doing so such as:

  • ‘Ask and listen’. The people in our businesses are aware of the sustainability problems which exist, large and small and they often hold some interesting insight into how to resolve them.
  • Providing tools for success. Educate and inform your people about what you are doing to resolve the sustainability risks you face.
  • Embrace a transparent culture of sharing and communication, use Green Teams, Volunteering, Lunch and Learn and have fun with Sustainability Knowledge Hubs.
  • Where you can invite industry experts and suppliers into the business to take your people on the sustainability journey.
  • Build clear, concise and consistent messaging.
12:00
Discussion Session: Energy Reduction and Management
  • Setting a strategy and framework – what is the level of your ambition.
  • Decarbonisation of Heat – Taking a whole system approach
  • Harnessing Digital to drive energy reduction and energy production.
Discussion Session: Energy Reduction and Management image
Olivia Whitlam
Head of Sustainability. Siemens
Discussion Session: Energy Reduction and Management image
Steven Jeffers
Head of Energy Performance Solutions (EPS), Siemens
12:00
Discussion Session: Net Zero and carbon footprint reduction

All industry contributes to CO2 emissions and its’ old news that this isn’t great for the environment. Changing the way, we work to reduce our carbon footprint is at the forefront of business conversation. But as manufacturers, what actions can you take within your business to make a real difference? This session will looking at Carbon Footprint reduction best practice.

13:00
Lunch Break
13:30
Keynote Presentation: Change for the Better – Building an impactful sustainability strategy – The Weetabix Journey

How do manufacturing businesses build a sustainability strategy that will deliver change for the better? John Petre, Supply Chain and Technical Director at Weetabix will share some lessons learned from the sustainability journey that the Northamptonshire cereal producer has been on. Touching on the complexities of setting a clear packaging strategy, building on the company’s nearly 90-year heritage, and keeping employees involved, John will provide food for thought on what makes an impactful sustainability strategy for manufacturing firms.

Keynote Presentation: Change for the Better – Building an impactful sustainability strategy – The Weetabix Journey image
John Petre
Supply Chain & Technical Director and Exec Leadership Team, Weetabix
13:50
Panel Discussion: Circularity Process and Product Design

Fundamentally, the Circular Economy is an economic system in which the generation of waste is being avoided throughout the value chain. This presentation will be cover:

  • How does ‘Design for Circularity’ differ from ‘Design for Manufacture’ or other existing DfX and what implications does this have for the design process?
  • Are there product or process areas that could be ‘easy wins’ and are relatively straightforward to deliver?
  • How can we apply ‘Design for Circularity’ to products where style and design or fashion trends are important, or where technology is rapidly evolving?
14:20 - 14:30
Chair’s Summary & Event Close
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