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Bio-based Sustainable Products

HOW DOES BIO-BASED FIT WITHIN OVERALL SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES?

Luke Upton

  • Bio-based products are one of many choices brands can make in order to reach their CSR and sustainability goals. If carbon footprint reduction, ethical business practices, waste reduction, and recycling are among the key drivers, where does bio-based fit in? In this session, sustainability leaders will weigh up the options available to them and discuss where bio-based can contribute to delivering on sustainability targets.
  • Moderator: Luke Upton, Editor, Bio-Based World News

Luke Upton

Luke Upton

Sustainability metrics: the importance of a secure and sustainable supply chain

Chris Sayer

  • Why brands and retailers should develop links at all levels of the supply chain.
  • The need for consistent and regular supply of bio-based materials.
  • How does the supply chain affect a brand’s sustainability record? Reducing a brand’s carbon footprint.
  • Avoiding a PR scandal: keeping feedstocks ethical and in line with regulations and public opinion.
  • Chris Sayner, Vice President, Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, Croda International Plc

Sustainable business cases: delivering value for all parties

Lucy Nattrass

  • Working across the organisation to enact meaningful change
  • Building collaborative partnerships with value for all parties
  • Lucy Nattrass, Project Leader Bio-based Materials Corporate R&D and Innovation, AkzoNobel

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Challenges of creating decision criteria between different lenses of sustainability

Sharon Tracy world bio markets

  • Sharon Tracy, Principal Researcher – Strategic Materials Development, Steelcase Inc.

 

 

 

Bio-based Sustainable Products

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Megann Head world bio markets

  • Megann Head, Environmental Design Engineer, Steelcase Inc.

Sustainability: the most important requirement (except a few others)

Holli Alexander world bio markets

  • Holli Alexander, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Global Sustainability, Eastman

Case study: Collaborating to achieve sustainability goals: using renewable raw materials to conserve fossil resources and capture carbon

  • The race for sustainability in the car industry: what is driving change?
  • What metrics are used to measure sustainability?
  • How do bio-based materials help car manufacturers reach sustainability targets?
  • How can chemicals producers, manufacturers, and end users collaborate to make bio-based materials a success?
  • Raul Pires, VP New Technologies, Covestro

Bio-based Sustainable Products

Bio-based Sustainable Products

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Bio-based Sustainable Products

Bio-based Sustainable Products

Panel discussion: Achieving sustainability targets.

  • What does a truly sustainable business model look like?
  • What are the business drivers of adopting bio-based alternatives?
  • How can bio-based contribute towards sustainability metrics such as CO2 reduction and recycling?
  • Panelists:
    • Raul Pires, VP New Technologies, Covestro
    • Lucy Nattrass, Project Leader Bio-based Materials Corporate R&D and Innovation, AkzoNobel
    • Holli Alexander, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Global Sustainability, Eastman
    • Chris Sayner, Vice President, Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, Croda International Plc
    • Sharon Tracy, Principal Researcher – Strategic Materials Development, Steelcase Inc.
    • Megann Head, Environmental Design Engineer, Steelcase Inc.
    • Harmen Willemse, Consultant, NEN

Bio-based Sustainable Products