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Supply Chain Sustainability – Managing the Environmental Risk to Business

Sustainability & Low Carbon, Supply Chain

29/05/2024 10:00 am

29/05/2024 11:00 am



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The news on ESG/Sustainability is often dominated by a focus on carbon emissions (net zero) and legislation on carbon reporting and disclosure. However, increasing legislation around biodiversity, deforestation and chemicals will impact on cost, availability and present significant risk to business if they do not plan ahead. We remain in a period of unprecedented supply chain disruption and increasing competition for ‘green’ materials and supply chains will ensure this continues.

This webinar is delivered by James Butcher, a Nottingham-based supplier engagement and sustainable transformation expert, and delivered on MS Teams.


So, what are some of the emergent risks in terms of materials and chemicals. What will be the risks to the products and services you source and supply; where do you start?

We will cover some of the risks from new deforestation regulations to some of the “largest ever chemical legislation” which will include packaging, timber, leather, food, fire-retardants and non-slip coatings and therefore cover practical and pragmatic steps and risk reduction and adaptation frameworks to avoid economic loss (and capitalise on new opportunities).

Relevant across most manufacturing sectors (from automotive and aerospace to construction) with the opportunity for Q&A.
Discussion will be encouraged.

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About the speaker
The interactive session is delivered by James Butcher (CEO, Innoscope Ltd)

James is a strategic Consultant and Speak (Business Growth, Supply Chain and Sustainability) with over twenty years’ experience in supply chain technology and automation and alumnus of University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Passionate about supplier collaboration and driving positive change at scale, James has spent the last decade working with manufacturers and global brands drive collaborative change for more sustainable products and supply chains from decarbonisation (Scope 3) to responsible sourcing (e.g. RSPO, FSC certification).
Global clients such as Asda, Boots, SC Johnson, Woolworths (Australia) and Walmart (USA) and their international manufacturing/supply chains.
This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) in partnership with East Midlands Chamber.

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