> Supply Chain Conference
On Tuesday 4th October 2016 we held our first Sustainable Supply Chain Conference and workshops.
As a business we strive to better understand and address environmental and social challenges, so we invited some of our suppliers along for a day to explore how various organisations within supply chains can work together to address these issues.
We brought together an impressive range of speakers to introduce the key themes and some examples of best practice in tackling them.
Delegates were then invited to break out into workshop groups led by the expert speakers and our WJFG colleagues to develop ideas on how we can all work together for a better, sustainable future.
> Speaker Line-up
Justin Bettey Sedex
Sarah Lund Yorkshire Water
An environmental scientist by academic background, Sarah’s spent nearly 20 years in the sustainability, regulatory and strategy arenas. Currently leading group level strategy, risk and assurance at Kelda/Yorkshire Water, Sarah’s recently completed her MBA focusing on the role of values in organisations.
Peter Worsey WRAP
With a career in food retail, Peter currently works at WRAP on the Courtauld 2015 initiative. Prior to this he held a number of senior roles at Tesco including Head of Supply Chain Development in the Group Food Sourcing Team. where a major focus of his work was to reduce waste and improve efficiency in the fresh food supply chain.
Dr Duncan Williamson Food Policy Manager, WWF
In post for over seven years, Duncan oversees WWF UK’s food work, leading its position on sustainable diets, food related engagement and sustainable food security. Duncan is on the advisory group for several initiatives such as the Food and Climate Research Network and helped set up and is a director of Eating Better.
Dave Richards Business in the Community
Dave has worked for BITC for the last five years, most recently as the Head of Community for the East Midlands region. Managing the community impact team, he is responsible for the region’s strategic development of community programmes. Previously Dave has project managed mentoring schemes for university students.
Antony Wallis Business in the Community
Antony has worked in a variety of roles at BITC for the last 14 years; moving into a relationship management role in 2009 to work strategically with BITC members across the North of England on CSR. Previously he has worked in a community role brokering employee volunteering and mentoring opportunities for businesses.
Nick Pennell Lavery Pennell
Starting his career as a chemical engineer in the energy industry, before studying an MBA. Nick is now co-founder and Chairman of Lavery Pennell, a strategic sustainability consultancy, senior advisor to Adaptavate, a sustainable materials start-up, and has previously headed up a global low carbon and sustainability team.
Simon Pringle, Project Rome
With a career spanning 20 years in commercial strategy, innovation and risk management, Simon is a Non Exec Director of two technology companies and a visiting Professor at Chester University. Alongside his role on the Leeds City Region Green Economy Panel and LEP Investment Board, Simon is part of several working groups.
Professor William Young University of Leeds
William is a Professor of Sustainability and Business, and Co-Director of the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on consumer behaviour and attitudes around sustainability issues, and he’ll be sharing case studies from his research such as green behaviour interventions with Asda’s customers.