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.

Chair’s Welcome image
Ben Peace
Head of Manufacturing and Sustainability Lead, KTN
09:35
Keynote Presentation: Innocent Drinks – 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: Innocent Drinks – 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
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
10:15
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.
Discussion Session: Employee Engagement image
Tanya Ashton
Sustainability Global Brands Europe, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Discussion Session: Employee Engagement image
Allan Brown
Strategic Account Executive - Platform. Salesforce
11:15
Break
11:30
Panel Discussion – 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:

  • What are the key elements of a successful waste management project?
  • What pitfalls should manufacturers avoid when thinking about waste management?
  • How to effectively reduce, eliminate and recover waste in manufacturing? 
  • How to integrate service providers into the process to achieve reliable and consistent performance and complex parts recovery methods. 
  • What are the most effective waste reduction approaches? 
  • How to reduce waste at source – removing waste before it comes onsite? 
  • Reuse as a means of waste management. 
  • Why engagement is key, whether that be employees, suppliers, customers or contractors. 

 

Panel Discussion – Waste elimination, reduction and recovery image
Benjamin Goodare
Head of Corporate Responsibiity & Trade Compliance, Renishaw
Panel Discussion – Waste elimination, reduction and recovery image
Nigel Davies
Director of Technical and Sustainability, Muntons
Panel Discussion – Waste elimination, reduction and recovery image
Richard Hagan
Managing Director, Crystal Doors
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.
Discussion Session: Employee Engagement image
Tanya Ashton
Sustainability Global Brands Europe, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Discussion Session: Employee Engagement image
Allan Brown
Strategic Account Executive - Platform. Salesforce
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
13:00
Panel Discussion – 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 be looking at Carbon Footprint reduction best practice.

  • What led to or what was the motivator for your organisation becoming carbon neutral?
  • What types of projects/initiatives have you implemented?
  • What were the challenges faced during your sustainability journey?
  • What actions can you take within your business to make a real difference?
  • What best practice behaviours should be adopted?
  • What use cases do you see being the most impactful?
  • How have you overcome cultural problems when introducing them?
  • How likely is it that GHG reduction targets can be met with existing technology?
  • Is it the correct strategy to focus on carbon reduction alone?
  • What will be the biggest driver of change in GHG reduction?

 

Panel Discussion – Net Zero and carbon footprint reduction image
Nigel Davies
Director of Technical and Sustainability, Muntons
Panel Discussion – Net Zero and carbon footprint reduction image
Richard Hagan
Managing Director, Crystal Doors
Panel Discussion – Net Zero and carbon footprint reduction image
Louise Reeves
Head of HSE, Accolade Wines
Panel Discussion – Net Zero and carbon footprint reduction image
Tom Hollands
Innovation and Technical Director, Raynor Foods
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
13:45
Q&A with audience
13:55 - 14:00
Chair’s Summary & Event Close
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