edie Live 2018

edie Live 2018

Advice Clinics

Limited number of appointments - book your appointment today!

The advice clinics offer visitors free 20-minute, one-to-one consultations with experts in a full range of sustainability topics that are material to their business. 

Our experts will steer you along the route to achieving best practice in sustainability, help you grasp complex issues, absorb new trends, deep dive into strategy and tackle challenges with confidence.

The advice clinics offer a focused appointment to really explore specific challenges and questions and are tailored to each individual visitor.

Click on the topic of your choice to book your free 20-minute consultation with the experts

Please note there is a limited number of appointments available - pre-event booking is essential.

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ISO 20400: Sustainable Procurement
one-to-one session

ISO 20400 is the international standard for sustainable procurement. It is essential guidance on how to manage your supply chains sustainably, enabling you to mitigate ‘hidden’ risks as well as accessing opportunities for your supply chain to contribute to your corporate sustainability goals and targets. Action Sustainability were at the heart of developing the ISO Standard, representing the UK on the Committee, building on our long-standing experience and expertise of sustainable supply. Engaging with us at edie live will give you direct 1-to-1 advice on the benefits of using the standard as well as how to go about implementing ISO 20400 in your organisation – in the procurement department and more widely.


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Carbon Management
one-to-one session

The Planet Mark™ is an internationally-recognised and trusted certification programme recognising commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. It is awarded to businesses, properties, new developments, products and projects that are raising the bar in environmental and social performance. Holders of The Planet Mark™ have to set targets and reduce their carbon footprint annually to stay in the programme.
Meet 1-to-1 with our carbon management experts to discuss: any challenges you have around carbon footprinting, including strategy, actions, environmental policy, data collection, target setting, employee engagement, communication, monitoring and reviewing, supply chain and reporting into the SDGs.

 


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Sustainable Development Goals
one-to-one session

The U.N. has created a list of 17 global sustainability goals with 169 targets. Delivering a new or reinvigorated sustainability programme designed to meet those goals requires a complex blend of situational awareness, business commitment, and enabling tools and processes. Sustainability managers may not have an understanding of whether they possess such attributes or which actions should be prioritised in order to attain them. Sustainability Advisor Adrian Wain is offering 1-to-1 advice and solutions to take action and begin your journey to hit specific sustainability goals during this edie live session.

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Energy data management
one-to-one-session

In business, knowledge is power. It’s the same with energy – the more you know about how you’re using your energy, the better you can manage it. But monitoring your energy-using assets can deliver much more insight than just how much energy your equipment is consuming.
Sensors feed data to monitor usage, analyse performance, detect any indications of maintenance issues, prevent downtime, help you optimise your energy usage and give you intelligence into processes that can help you improve facility performance.
With the Energy data management clinic, you will have the opportunity to ask all your questions and discuss your specific scenarios.

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Onsite generation
one-to-one session

Pressure on the national grid is increasing and centralised generation will struggle to meet future demand without serious investment in bringing new large-scale generation online. Therefore, ensuring there is enough capacity in the system for peak demand is critical.
Onsite generation is the production of energy at the point of use – the site where it is to be consumed. It is a form of decentralised energy, enabling a business to make and use its own energy at a particular location, rather than buying that energy through the grid.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet our specialist in a 1-to-1 space and help you to understand how our energy solutions can help you to improve operational efficiency, increase resilience and drive your business vision forward.

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Demand Response
one-to-one session

Businesses who can be flexible with their consumption are rewarded for shifting or reducing demand, or by making capacity available through onsite generation, when the Grid needs it. Businesses on a Demand Side Response (DSR) scheme commit to reducing or shifting their energy consumption when UK electricity demand from the Grid threatens to exceed supply.
But how do you get there and what’s involved?
Speak to our DSR experts about how you can scope out the energy saving potential in your existing assets, identify the right scheme for you and get your business DSR enabled. (Once you’re enabled, you can start earning).

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Electrifying your fleet
one-to-one session

Electric Blue is passionate about improving air quality in our communities. We work with private and public sectors to help them make the switch to electric vehicles, powered by renewable energy. The journey for our customers involves; fleet assessments, vehicle usage analysis, stakeholder engagement and charger investment, installation and management.
We specialise in the support, analysis and engagement needed to deliver change for our customers and drivers. Anyone can install a charger... putting the right charger in the right location for the right reason to support the required and projected change in a positive and commercially viable way is the key.


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EPR and Product stewardship
one-to-one session

Product Stewardship and EPR legislation continues to expand in both scope and complexity, affecting producers of a growing range of products. Traditionally covering packaging, Electronics, and batteries, EPR requires that producers of waste pay fees to compliance organisations. Globally the picture is evolving with new schemes for a variety of products now being legislated, such as paint, deposit, textiles and furniture. Existing schemes are also refining requirements for submission reports with a growth in incentives for EcoDesign.
Our Advice Clinic can answer your questions about the legislation, upcoming changes, new programs, the diverse submission requirements as well as advising on optimisation of reporting. Take this opportunity to join us 1-to-1 and have all your EPR and Stewardship questions answered.





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Modern Slavery
one-to-one session

Human Rights due diligence and overall ethical approaches to organisational & supply chain management are being recognised as strategically significant for many organisations. The Ethical Labour Standard (BES6002) has been created to recognise those who wish to seek third party assurance of their practices and provide a maturity pathway to make improvements continuously. The standard specifies the requirements for organisational management to demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of ethical labour sourcing in relation to the provision of products and services.
Drop in to this advice clinic to find out how the standard and use of the ELS online tool can provide a framework for assessment for your organisation and the rest of your supply chain thereby mitigating risk and ensuring social justice.

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Lifecycle assessment
one-to-one session

At their advice clinic, Ricardo Energy & Environment experts will be talking with businesses interested in exploring how life cycle assessment can help them understand the complete picture of the environmental impacts and benefits of their products or services.
We are receiving more and more such enquiries from businesses. Some are responding to regulations. Some are seeking to gain a green market advantage. Many are simply responding because their customers are demanding action or data. Few of them realise that they will also discover opportunities to reduce their costs and secure their supply chain.
If you’d like to learn what LCA can do for your business, please book a slot soon – we expect them to go fast!






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Product and process innovation
one-to-one session

Working with companies to improve their products, and the processes that drive their operations will be core of our Advice Clinic. Neil Young and Andrew Barnett are both industrialists that have operated at the sharp end of manufacturing and now provide consultancy support through the ERDF funded University of Wolverhampton programmes.

So if you would like to explore on a one to one basis how your products can be progressed – stage by stage – through to commercialisation then make an appointment to meet these two seasoned individuals.

Innovation is rarely a disruptive technology hitting market. Discussing your current products and how they can be better – smaller, faster, lighter ..  is a steady way to innovate and succeed.

 





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Communications and behaviour change
one-to-one session

Communicating green messages in ways that engage and inspire people is critical to raise the profile of green products and services and to achieving much-needed behaviour change.  Barley delivers communications campaigns that grab media and consumer attention and make an impact - from introducing drinking fountains and coffee cup recycling, to tackling litter and reducing food and textile waste.  If you’re looking to raise your profile, change behaviour or engage your stakeholders this clinic is the place to go for advice from the only communications agency shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at this year’s edie Sustainability Leaders Awards.

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