June 2025

Agenda

DAY 1

08:00 – 08:50

REGISTRATION

08:55 – 09:00

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09:00 - 09:30

ReFuel Danone’s energy excellence efficiency and decarbonisation program

  • Targets: Improve energy efficiency by 30% by 2025, transition to 100% renewable electricity, at least 50% total renewable energy and -47.2% Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2030
  • How to reframe external challenges (energy crisis) to build an integrated, operational sustainability program
  • The pillars of a program focused on energy efficiency and decarbonisation (renewable electricity & thermal)
  • A cross-functional, localised, lean governance structure to deliver performance and sustainability
  • Case studies from across globe: driving energy reductions and transition to renewable energy

Paul Kennedy , Zero Carbon Director, Danone

09:30 - 10:00

Infinity - the collective intelligence and creativity spark collaboration and impact

  • Challenges to drive sustainability goals
  • Transformation infrastructure
  • Cascaded empowerment
  • Orchestrated engagement
  • Scaling up

Maaike van t’Zand, Director Sustainability, Philips

10:00 - 10:30

Emerging Trends: Navigating Sustainability into 2025

  • This presentation aims to explore five critical topics within the realms of Energy Transition, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards, and Product Sustainability
  • These areas are poised to gain significant traction in 2025 and the years that follow, offering profound insights that you can integrate into your strategic planning
  • DEKRA, the world’s largest independent and unlisted testing, inspection, certification and expert organization, offers its unique perspective on these pivotal sustainability issues

Sebastian Bartels, SVP Head of Corporate Focus Area Sustainability Services, DEKRA

10:35 - 11:25

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:00

Advancing Sustainability through Enhanced Traceability

  • Recognizing the efficiency of managing diverse regulatory requirements, such as environmental (EUDR), food safety (FSMA), and sustainability reporting (CSRD), through integrated solutions
  • Discussing compliance strategies and how traceability has emerged as a central element, encompassing the ability to track the origin (IRA), journey (SBTi), and transformation of products and raw materials
  • How integrating these frameworks necessitates robust data management systems capable of handling complex data from various sources
  • Ensuring transparency throughout the supply chain, from raw material sourcing to the finished product, is essential

Florent Bouguin, VP, Chief Technology Officer, OPTEL Group

12:00 - 12:30

Becoming an ESG Champion: How to stay course in turbulent waters?

  • What are new developments and is the outlook for ESG in the current financial crisis?
  • How can I measure my ESG maturity and progress compared to competitors and what is a recommended implementation roadmap?
  • Deep dive: How is the EU battery pass impacting the product portfolio and regulatory requirements of my company?

Reinhard Geissbauer, Partner, Head of Europe for Digital Transformation & Sustainability, PwC

12:30 - 13:00

How mature organizations can shift from complying with regulations to launching sustainable products with AI-enabled Ecodesign

  • Focusing the efforts on the bigger picture of balancing sustainability with efficiency, and utilizing partners to help manage processes that might seem alien
  • Mapping an effective roadmap towards further decarbonization
  • Drive forward your net zero initiatives identifying your strengths and blind spots with data analysis knowledge
  • The power of data-driven insights to drive down carbon emissions

Julian Weitz, VP Sales, Makersite

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Energy Efficient Facilities
  • Sustainable and Circular Materials
  • Materials Procurement
  • Compressed Air Innovations
  • Climate Risk Assessment & Reporting
  • PPA & VPPA
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Carbon Capture
  • Data Governance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Storage Solutions
  • Carbon Offsetting Solutions
  • Process Quality Control
  • Environmental Commodities
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Water Management Software
  • Plastic/Waste Recycling
  • Resource Management Software
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Factory-as-a-Service
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Machine & Deep Learning
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Circular Economy Strategies
  • ESG Strategy Solutions
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

13:05 - 13:55

LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30

Sustainability improvement with no investment

  • Ambitious sustainability targets are difficult to reach without extensive investments into new energy-efficient equipment. Many companies struggle to make enough CVAPEX available to modernize manufacturing facilities
  • One way to share the load and risk with vendors is through Product-as-a-Service models
  • Compressed air is one of the easiest places to start saving energy (electricity and gas)
  • Tamturbo offers zero CAPEX Touch-Free Air as a way to share the risk and savings

Olli Kuismanen, Responsible for Air-as-a-Service Business, Tamturbo Plc

14:30 – 15:00

Sustainovate - sustainable innovation for improved resource efficiency and decarbonization

  • About us, heritage & purpose
  • Sustainovate, how we address sustainability
  • Carbon: Decarboniztion, opportunities and challenges
  • Circular: Circular Innovation
  • People: Transformation and inspiring for change

Adam Björk, Sustainability Director, Husqvarna Construction Equipment

15:00 – 15:30

PLANTS OF TOMORROW A CATALYST FOR DECARBONIZATION

  • Introducing Holcim
  • Importance of decarbonisation
  • Transforming our cement operations to meet our future customers needs
  • o How technology make our plants smarter
    o Accelerating innovation across our entire value chain, from the quarry to the lorry

  • Cutting edge technologies take performance; circularity and carbon neutrality to next level
  • Our industry 4 road map – designed to realize business value
  • Holcim’s plants of tomorrow essential building blocks & principles

Jelena Stamenkovski, Lead of Clinker Decarbonisation, Holcim

15:35 - 16:25

COFFEE BREAK

16:30 - 17:00

Navigating the Evolution of Sustainability Reporting and Compliance: Trends, Standards, and Regulations

  • Keep abreast on the recent updates in international sustainability standards that might impact your sustainability strategy
  • Understand the significant developments related to mandatory requirements in sustainability reporting, with a particular emphasis on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
  • Get an overview of the latest trends in jurisdiction-specific sustainability regulations and implications for global business
  • Understand the main developments in regulations applicable to environmental, social, and governance and the risks they pose to your company

Paula Galbiatti Silveira, Subject Matter Expert in Products, Sustainability & ESG, Enhesa

17:00 - 17:30

Net Zero Transition - An End-to-End perspective to transform industries

  • Why we need a Net Zero transition
  • An End-to-End perspective on Net Zero transition
  • Successfully mastering the transition with a carbon intelligent enterprise
  • Insights: Case studies

Alexander Holst, Managing Director – Sustainability Strategy & Services, Accenture

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Energy Efficient Facilities
  • Sustainable and Circular Materials
  • Materials Procurement
  • Compressed Air Innovations
  • Climate Risk Assessment & Reporting
  • PPA & VPPA
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Carbon Capture
  • Data Governance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Storage Solutions
  • Carbon Offsetting Solutions
  • Process Quality Control
  • Environmental Commodities
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Water Management Software
  • Plastic/Waste Recycling
  • Resource Management Software
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Factory-as-a-Service
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Machine & Deep Learning
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Circular Economy Strategies
  • ESG Strategy Solutions
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

17:30 - 18:00

Journey to an interdependent sustainability culture

  • Advancing Sustainability: Philip Morris’ Approach and Key Achievements
  • Operationalizing Sustainability: Insights into Manufacturing Programs and Initiatives
  • Defining a Culture of Sustainability to Support Achievements
  • Practical Tools and Practices for Fostering Interdependent Culture

Stephanie Thery, Head of Sustainability Global Manufacturing, Philip Morris International

18:00 - 18:30

What do Energy Efficient Plants do right?

  • How much energy can we save? How to set targets?
  • What is the behind-the-scenes success story of the best-in-class automotive factories?
    a. Changes and tools (process and lean),
    b. Display & Analyze,
    c. Interdisciplinary regular workshops.

  • Best practices
    a. Ventilation,
    b. Compressed air
    c. Weekend shutdowns

Sebastian Stachowicz,Global Manager Sustainability Operations, Chassis Solutions, ZF Group

18:30 – 19:30

DRINKS RECEPTION

DAY 2

08:55 – 09:00

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09:00 – 09:30

How sustained engagement is crucial to achieving value chain decarbonization and net-zero

  • How we track and trace our sustainability practices throughout our value chain
  • Three-phased approach to Double Materiality Assessment
  • Engaging in large-scale collaborations
  • Example of joint efforts for CO2 reduction

Jenny Wassenaar, Chief Sustainability Officer & SVP Global R&D, Trivium Packaging

09:30 – 10:00

Essity sustainability strategy – how to accelerate the journey through innovations

  • Essity sustainability strategy and roadmap for Consumer Tissue Category
  • Infusing sustainability in everything we through new product innovations
  • Finding the key to unlock “affordable sustainability”
  • Talking to our consumers and customers about meaningful sustainability
  • Examples of successful sustainable innovations

Valeria Salvadori, Global Innovation and Sustainability Director, Essity

10:00 - 10:30

Achieving and Communicating Results in ESG and Climate Change

  • Global organizations are obligated to communicate their challenges and progress regarding climate change and sustainability to stakeholders not only this year but until 2050
  • Some of the most challenging issues organizations encounter include
    – addressing scope 3 emissions,
    – systematically determining material aspects,
    – utilizing tools to define and achieve climate neutrality.

Olga Rivas, Technical Cluster Manager ESG, LRQA

10:35 - 11:25

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00

Leveraging your supply chain to boost sustainability

  • Supply chain as key lever for sustainability
  • Navigating and fulfilling key supply chain due diligence requirements (CSDDD, LkSG, VSoTr, NTA, etc.)
  • Achieving climate objectives through tech-driven supply chain decarbonization
  • Reporting according to recognized sustainability standards like CBAM, CSRD/ESRS and GRI

Hortense Grouvel, ESG Expert, Integrity Next GmbH

12:00 – 12:30

From Compliance to Impact: Transforming Manufacturing with ESG Platforms and Automation

  • Understanding ESG Regulatory Frameworks: Explore how saas platforms can automate and simplify compliance with evolving ESG regulations
  • Automation in ESG Reporting: Learn about automating data collection and reporting to enhance accuracy and efficiency
  • Driving Innovation Through Sustainability: Discover how integrating ESG metrics can lead to innovative practices and competitive advantages in manufacturing.

Stijn Scheepers, Country Director Benelux, osapiens

12:30 – 13:00

Technology solutions for Sustainability Challenges. Emerging technology to aid the ever-growing Sustainability and ESG Challenges

  • How can AI help?
  • What support is available to address climate risk?
  • How can technology be used to go beyond compliance and drive business value?

Peter Walsh, Senior Director, Sustainability & ESG Digital Solutions, Benchmark Gensuite

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Energy Efficient Facilities
  • Sustainable and Circular Materials
  • Materials Procurement
  • Compressed Air Innovations
  • Climate Risk Assessment & Reporting
  • PPA & VPPA
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Carbon Capture
  • Data Governance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Storage Solutions
  • Carbon Offsetting Solutions
  • Process Quality Control
  • Environmental Commodities
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Water Management Software
  • Plastic/Waste Recycling
  • Resource Management Software
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Factory-as-a-Service
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Machine & Deep Learning
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Circular Economy Strategies
  • ESG Strategy Solutions
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

13:05 - 13:55

LUNCH

14:00 – 14:30

The “Cradle to Cradle” approach and how to implement it in your company

  • What is the C2C initiative?
  • The C2C institute: How does it work?
  • Integrating the C2C approach into the operations of the ZF Bielefeld plant
  • Insight into the circular economy value chain at ZF

Scott Lofthouse, Core Manager, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

14:30 - 15:00

Sustainability @ Bayer: What you can‘t measure, you can‘t manage

  • About Bayer
  • Sustainability Strategy @ Bayer
  • Targets & Progress of KPIs
  • What’s working. Where do we have Challenges

Daniela Kölsch, Head Sustainability Performance Measurement, Bayer AG

15:00 - 15:30

Environmental management at AkzoNobel: Carbon and more

  • AkzoNobel & its sustainability strategy
  • Scope 1&2 reduction: strategy, programs, challenges and results
  • Waste management: CSRD and challenges

Christian Eschauzier, Director Environment, Akzo Nobel

15:35 - 15:40

CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSE