Sustainability and the supply chain: Lighting the path forward

08 December 2020

This webinar is hosted by WMG. You can visit the official web page here.

Consumption driven economic growth has been at the heart of industrial growth since the 1st industrial revolution. It is increasingly recognised that we are now at a tipping point as the positive impact on the economy is beginning to be outweighed by the negative impacts to the environment and society. As we enter the next stage of our industrial evolution, new models of economic development will require more careful consideration of the economic, environmental and societal impacts. This will require more responsible models of both consumption and production, to achieve the ambition of sustainable development goal 12. Progress towards this vision is potentially being hampered by the lack of clarity as to what this means in practice, particularly for the manufacturing supply chains that have fuelled industrial growth over the last centuries. Circular economy, sustainability, responsibility are just some of the terms that are used interchangeably, with little consensus, and lack of vision as to how they can be implemented in practice.

This webinar will present 4 evidence based scenarios to provide a vision for more sustainable manufacturing supply chains in 2035. It will also present a set of management practices that will enable organisations to reflect on their current practices and consider ways they can improve their sustainability. This is brought to life through case studies from companies who are leading lights in sustainability.

11:00    Welcome – Alan Duncan, Blue Yonder
11:05    Sustainability: The path forward – Jan Godsell, WMG
11:35    Leading light case studies

  • Manufacture 2030
  • Lenzing
  • TBC

12:05    Panel Q&A – Chaired by Alan Duncan, Blue Yonder
12:30    Close

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