The topics no organisation can afford to ignore … At the event no organisation can afford to miss!
Once again…The Southern Sustainability Partnership is committed to bringing The Big Sustainability Expo to organisations around the UK as a free resource. We do this to ensure there are no financial barriers to attending. No entry fee, free parking, and most of all free workshops in our LearnZone. To this end, we have once again secured leading experts to run our workshops in 2021.
LEARNZONE WORKSHOP SERIES 1
Peter is GEP Environmental's Principal Environmental Consultant and provides expert environmental consultancy advice and training to a range of public and private sector clients throughout the UK & Ireland. Peter is an experienced consultant with expertise in environmental and energy management systems, compliance and sustainability.
Room: Matthew Le Tissier Suite – 2nd Floor
This workshop focuses on the definition of Net Zero Carbon and what it could mean for your organisation. It includes an introduction to the legislation and drivers around the Climate Emergency, an outline of what introducing a Net Zero Carbon programme to your organisation may include (i.e. Energy Baselines and Carbon Reduction Programmes), and a look into low carbon actions and technologies you could introduce.
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE SUSTAINABILITY
Room: Matthew Le Tissier Suite – 2nd Floor (Access via Lift and Stairs)
This workshop will provide an insight into developing and embedding a sustainable business mindset within your organisation, which incorporates environmental, social, and governance issues. It will provide you with an overview of best practices surrounding ESG sustainability, sustainable reporting frameworks, staff engagement, and ideas on how to build upon your existing sustainability programmes.
Meet the Consultant
Room: Matthew Le Tissier Suite (Access via Lift and Stairs)
Take advantage of one-to-one time with one of the UK’s leading experts working with organisations in support of their corporate sustainability, ISO 14001 and energy management.
LEARNZONE WORKSHOP SERIES 2
Dr. Dominic Tantrum
Unlike many sustainability/CSR consultants Dominic has helped people identify the real social and environmental issues they need to tackle to reduce risk and build business value.
His approach is based upon tackling issues at their root, not treating the symptoms. Dominic has worked with sustainability managers, managing directors, CEOs, technical and operational staff and many others to cut through the complexity of sustainability and build realistic and tangible actions.
Sustainability Strategy – Moving beyond best practice
Room: Presidents Suite – 2nd Floor (Access via Lift and Stairs)
Your organisation has no doubt made some important progress in sustainability. Maybe acting on energy, waste, or employee engagement. Perhaps you’ve already made firm carbon or climate commitments? But now you’re ready for the next step. You want to (or are being asked to) go further, integrate your approach, and make sure you’re not missing something crucial from your areas of focus. Come to this workshop if you want to start making meaningful sustainability changes in your business to move beyond simply doing less badly and move on to building social value and long-term resilience.
In Terrafiniti’s fun and informative 45-minute workshop you will:
Explore the key components to an effective and ambitious sustainable business strategy
Understand what’s essential in order to gain business value
Learn where many organisations go wrong.
Sustainability Strategy – Key Challenges to Implementation
Room: Presidents Suite – 2nd Floor (Access via Lift and Stairs)
Developing a sustainable business plan/strategy is just the first step.
Many organisations fail to meet their targets because they struggle with implementation.
You might have the right vision, ambition, goals, and plans but still struggle to embed new priorities into everyday business.
Drawing directly from Terrafiniti’s experience of developing and (crucially) implementing successful strategies with companies and NGOs in the UK and worldwide, this 45-minute workshop will:
Identify some of the key challenges business leaders face in turning their plans into practice,
Identify why such challenges arise, and;
Explore solutions and tactics for achieving successful implementation.
LEARNZONE WORKSHOP SERIES 3
Alan Hannay MWMSoc(Snr)
Alan is the co-founder and director of Amphibia - Water and Air Quality Specialists. An award winning company founded in 1997, with clients across 17 countries. Alan is credited for the development of several innovative management systems for controlling water and air quality. Renowned as a leading expert, particularly in the field of legionellosis and pseudomonas control, Alan was invited to provide specialist technical advice to the Health and Safety Executive on preparing their Approved Code of Practice L8 / HSG274 for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems. He has also provided technical advice on other industry standards and publications including specialist consultancy to the NHS and their 'Institute for Innovations and Improvement' to evaluate new technologies for controlling bacteriological risk within NHS Estates. Alan's international expertise includes: Petrochemical, Leisure, Local Authority, Education, Healthcare (NHS), Pharmaceuticals, Food Production, Marine, Engineering and Manufacturing. He has nearly 30 years experience in building services design, installation, water treatment, air treatment, water and air quality and remedial work. In early 2017 Alan's 25 year contribution to the water treatment industry was officially recognised by the Water Management Society when they awarded him Senior Member status (SMWMSoc).
Taster Session – The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot and Cold Water Systems
Room: To be added
The course will cover:
1.What are legionella bacteria and how do they get into your workplace water systems?
2.What are the risks to health and how can they be prevented or controlled?
3.What are the statutory requirements for your business, facility manager and maintenance team?
4.A look at penalties in the UK for failing to meet statutory requirements
6.Assessing the risk
7.Managing the risk
With particularly high facility rates and thousands of confirmed cases worldwide, the Health and Safety Executive take controlling Legionnaires disease very serious indeed. According to the HSE, inadequate management, poor communication and lack of training have all been identified as contributory factors in outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease. This is why the HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (L8) and HSG274 put a real emphasis on the importance of training for all persons with responsibility for water systems in buildings, as well as those who maintain them and manage any part of the legionella control scheme. Amphibia are a multi-award-winning British company formed originally by Southern Water Plc in 1989. They specialise in workplace water and air quality and have completed training, consultancy and operational projects across the UK and internationally. Amphibia is renowned as an innovative industry leader and their training courses consistently receive a 10 out of 10 approval rating from delegates.
LEARNZONE WORKSHOP SERIES 4
Founder and CEO
AyMa IoT is your 2021 EXPO HEADLINE SPONSOR!
John co-founded AyMa IOT, along with his business parter Tanvir, with the committed belief that there had to be easier ways than any that yet existed for organisations to reduce the negative environmental impact of their operations. John combines his 20 years’ + experience in IT and Telecoms, his passion for environmental issues, and his deep insight in how to harness the ever-growing power of the Internet of Things to play an instrumental role in reducing carbon emissions. AyMa IoT is a technology company passionate about helping the modern business to transition to a more sustainable operations model for the modern world.
How to automate real-time energy data to track, monitor and reduce your Carbon Footprint
This workshop will look to provide insights on the role of energy data, how to access it, and how to use it to improve efficiencies in energy use that grow into efficiencies across your operations, your budgets, and your compliance stance in your mission to reduce your carbon footprint.
To be added
LEARNZONE WORKSHOP SERIES 5
Times to be added shortly.
LEARNZONE WORKSHOP SERIES 6
Daniel Bede O'Connor
Topic: The Skills Every Sustainability Manager Needs Right Now
Being a Sustainability Manager is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle and a mentality. Do you find it sometimes doesn't even feel like work because you are so absorbed in this mission?
Those who are most successful in this position are the people who understand that delivering sustainability is a part of their character and not just a means of getting paid. The most successful also understand they cannot do it alone, that sustainability is achieved via collaboration. Which subsequently means collaborative skills are top of the list. In the past being successful has also been about the long game and waiting for the planets to align...but this has to change.