Breakfast Seminar – ‘Profiting Through Sustainability’ – 4 November 2011

We will be holding a free breakfast seminar 'Profiting Through Sustainability' on 4 November 2011 at our headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent.

During the two hours we will discuss how sustainability can have a positive impact on your bottom line through better management of resources, resulting cost reductions, and increased consumer confidence thanks to your enhanced 'green' credentials.

We are delighted that Dr. David Hills from Ibstock Brick has agreed to join us to give an independent view on how committing to sustainability has had a positive impact on his company.

Seminar Programme:

8:00 - 8:30   Registration
Buffet Breakfast and Networking

8.30 - 8:35   Introduction and Welcome - Tony Kinsella, CEO, Ceram

8:35 - 8:55   Sustainability in Practice - Dr David Hills, Sustainability Manager, Ibstock Brick Limited
As the largest brick manufacturer in the UK, sustainability is a core value for many aspects of Ibstock's operations. David will share his experiences and discuss how Ibstock has addressed sustainability issues, highlighting results, barriers and benefits

8:55 - 9:10   Making Sense of Sustainability - Joe Flanagan, Principal Consultant, Sustainability, Ceram
With an emphasis on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, Joe will provide an overview of current business drivers and what we might expect in the future.

9:10 - 9:25   Verifying Sustainability - Shaun Bainbridge, Director, CICS
CICS, part of The Ceram Group, offers independent sustainability assurance. Shaun will talk about why independent verification is a vital part of both voluntary and mandatory reporting schemes.

9:25 - 9:40   Q&A Session
Sustainability 'Health Check' Draw
All attendees will have the opportunity to receive a FREE Sustainability Health Check# by one of our experts at a UK site of your choice.

9:40 - 10.15   Refreshments and Networking

Places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please register your interest below and we will contact you shortly with confirmation of your place.

#Five attendees/businesses will be selected through a 'business card draw' at the event.  The Sustainability Health Check will include: advice from a Ceram expert around a mutually agreed sustainability issue, a 1-day (maximum) on-site audit, a short report outlining key issues, and a suggested action plan.

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