Defining the business case for measuring and reducing your carbon footprint: how can you do it while maintaining business growth?
With rises in the costs of fuel and widespread media coverage on the threats of global warming, reducing your carbon footprint is increasingly at the forefront of the sustainability agenda for consumer product manufacturers and retailers. It is not just about saving the planet: it is about energy efficiency and business partnerships. Together with the potential for standards and upcoming regulation, more and more businesses and clients are looking to effectively deliver carbon reductions within their life cycle costs as a serious commercial and environmental proposition.
Yet, how can you ensure that your climate change initiative will not interfere with business growth? How much financial sense does it make for a company to measure and reduce its carbon footprint? With so much uncertainty about what a carbon footprint or even a carbon-rated product is, there is a primary need to define the concept and understand why measuring your carbon footprint is important, what it is exactly and how to even embark on such an initiative, whether it is being eco-efficient and lowering greenhouse gas emissions within your own operations, or whether it is mapping out the baselines across your supply chain and setting targets to make the greatest carbon reductions as cost-effectively as possible.
The Carbon Footprint Consumer Products Summit is part of the first ever global series of conferences to demonstrate the business case for measuring your carbon footprint. The event will dissect the WHYS, going beyond the environmental arguments and analyzing the business case for climate change initiatives. Using case studies from industry leaders, the event will then show you how to get started, literally taking you, step by step, to define a reference point for your carbon reductions investments, both internally and across the supply chain.
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Jim Stanway, Senior Director – Global Supplier Initiatives, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Ann Thrupp, Sustainability and Organic Development, Fetzer Vineyards
Brian Glazebrook, Manager Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility, Cisco
Sarah Froman, Policy Advisor, EPA Smartway Transport Partnership
Stan Cooper, Transport and Logistics Manager, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Daniel Daggett, Manager Enviornmental Sustainability, JohnsonDiversey
Dave Newman, Head of Global Sustainability, Nike
Dave Stangis, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intel
Ellen W. Feeney, VP Responsible Livelihood, WhiteWave Food Company
Jim Hartzfeld, Interface Inc.
Fabian DeGarbo, Director of Sustainable Packaging, Whole Foods Markets
Elissa Loughman , Environmental Analyst, Patagonia
Kevin Rabinovitch, Director of Sustainability, Mars
Lee Kindberg, Director Environment, Maersk Inc.
Paul Comey, Vice-President Environmental Affairs, Green Mountain Coffee
Richard Ellis, Head of Sustainability, Boots PLC
Thomas Mooney, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Fiji Water
Tim Smith, Senior Director Sustainable Development, Shaklee Corporation
Lyn Brown, VP Corporate Relations and CSR, Catalyst Paper Corporation
Lori Duvall, Director of Ecoresponsibility, Sun Microsystems
Alex Mcintosh, Director Corporate Citizenship, Nestle Waters North America
Christina Page, Director of Climate and Energy, Yahoo!
Anne Hambleton, Senior Manager, Business Development, NativeEnergy
Just a few of the companies that have benefited from attending one of American Business Conferences’ Global Sustainability Summits in 2007:
Ben and Jerry’s
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Home Retail Group
JP Morgan Chase
Procter & Gamble
Starbucks Coffee Company
The Climate Group
The Hearst Corporation
The Office Depot
WhiteWave Food Company