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: 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 which 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?
10:05
Q&A with Keynote Speakers
Q&A with Keynote Speakers image
Ieva Langenfelde
Data Governance Manager , Heineken
10:15
Buffer
10:20
Discussion Session: 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.
10:20
Discussion Session: Energy Reduction and Management

With large buildings to power and expensive equipment to run, manufacturers can be faced with costly energy usage. As such, businesses in this sector need to be prudent when it comes to managing the bottom line. Through a few simple changes, your manufacturing business could make a real difference to its energy efficiency. This session will be discussing best practice for energy efficiency and management.

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: 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: 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: 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: Energy Reduction and Management

With large buildings to power and expensive equipment to run, manufacturers can be faced with costly energy usage. As such, businesses in this sector need to be prudent when it comes to managing the bottom line. Through a few simple changes, your manufacturing business could make a real difference to its energy efficiency. This session will be discussing best practice for energy efficiency and management.

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: Renewable Energy

Renewable energy offers the most effective method for reducing energy consumption, and manufacturers in the UK are exploring unique ways of using renewable energy with this goal in mind. This presentation will be looking into the pros and cons of the various options such as biomass, solar thermal systems, and electrification.

13:50
Panel Discussion: Rethinking Packaging

In the dominant industrial economy, packaging waste represents a significant share of urban solid waste generation, with wide-ranging negative impacts. The transition from the dominant linear economy to a model grounded in circularity by intention and design can build a new essential foundation for the market economy and packaging utilisation. This panel discussion will be discussing important issues such as:

  • What types are there and what purpose do they fulfil? (Secondary or Transit, Primary, Retail ready)
  • What do we mean by “Environmentally friendly” packaging? (Good plastics vs bad plastics, Plastic vs corrugate)
  • Designing for the circular economy (Closed loop recycling, Waste streams, Cost)
14:20 - 14:30
Chair’s Summary & Event Close
Chair’s Summary & Event Close image
Gerard Bartley
Former Global Master Data Manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
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