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Sustainable Manufacturing Virtual Summit 18 June - your takeaways

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Daniel Kirmatzis

The Sustainable Manufacturing Virtual Summit was held on 18 June 2020

What is Sustainable Manufacturing Summit?
Manufacturers in the UK are aware of the benefits that a sustainable manufacturing strategy can bring such as increased operational efficiency, reduction in costs and waste, reduced carbon footprint, reputation strengthening and public trust. However, there is confusion over how best to incorporate it into existing products and processes.

Similarly, embracing the circular economy by designing products in a smarter way using reusable and recyclable environmentally friendly materials so that each product at end of life becomes a new resource is becoming a priority in establishing a sustainable way ahead.

The Sustainable Manufacturing Summit is a virtual gathering of manufacturing professionals – 150+ sustainability-minded executives from the UK’s largest automotive, aerospace, defence, electronics, pharma, food and electronics manufacturers, coming together to talk about the role of sustainability in their businesses.

Through virtual keynotes and discussion rooms, Sustainable Manufacturing Summit brings together CEOs, CTOs and Heads of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering & Production. Join the virtual, interactive conference format to collaborate with the UK’s most respected sustainability practitioners and experts.

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Daniel Kirmatzis

Lots of great conversations today from our speakers and attendees for the Sustainability Summit. What were your key takeaways from today's summit?

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@Richard Hagan @Sarah Black-Smith @Graham Cooper @Alex Wilson @Ben Peace @Andy Carroll @Marlini Finney @Ashley Oulton

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Andy Carroll

Some great conversation in the employee engagement discussion. Key take away for me on this one linked to the need for multiple layers on the same topic to get people interested to drive and hopefully embed the change!

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Daniel Kirmatzis

Thanks @Andy Carroll glad you enjoyed the conversations taking place and a really important takeaway - how to engage key people is crucial to embedding change.

Best regards,

Daniel.

 

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Ben Peace
20 hours ago, Daniel Kirmatzis said:

Lots of great conversations today from our speakers and attendees for the Sustainability Summit. What were your key takeaways from today's summit?

Share your thoughts with other Community members.

@Richard Hagan @Sarah Black-Smith @Graham Cooper @Alex Wilson @Ben Peace @Andy Carroll @Marlini Finney @Ashley Oulton

A key takeaway for me on reflection is that we need as a nation to raise our ambition. To rapidly help in the sharing and adoption of best practise but also go beyond - from incremental improvements to more disruptive innovation; from better production to better products - that deliver more value to our customers, to society; that tackle the big challenges - climate change, resource risks, supply change disruption, #BuildBackBetter.

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Daniel Kirmatzis

Thanks @Ben Peace for sharing those thoughts and doing an excellent job as Chair yesterday. 

If we look at the collaboration achieved building ventilators we need the same level of commitment to tackling climate change and net zero. UK manufacturers should be leading the way on electric vehicles and green transportation. If the government can commit funding or tax breaks and manufacturers are pulled together through the likes of KTN and the Catapults then there will be no limit to the UK's abilities to tackling these big issues.

In addition, and  as mentioned yesterday, we need to keep the discussion going between manufacturers, consumers and other interested parties.

Best regards,

Daniel. 

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