Programme

Please note: Timings are in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)

  1. Registration

  2. Welcome

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch
  3. Keynote: Rising to the challenge of developing sustainable products

    • There are an increasing number of drivers for sustainable products from investors, regulators, and the marketplace
    • The factors that weigh into determining sustainable products are also increasing  including carbon neutrality, circularity, toxicity and other factors such as social justice
    • It is critical for companies along the value chain, along with government authorities and other stakeholders, to develop clear criteria and metrics for defining sustainable products, in addition to driving innovations that enhance sustainability attributes over time.
    Joel Tickner Joel Tickner
    Executive Director, Green Chemistry & Commerce Council
  4. Session 1: Supply Chain Transparency /Responsible Sourcing
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    Moderator

    Ed Struzik Ed Struzik
    Partner, Supply Chain & Product Stewardship, ERM
  6. Key trends and drivers shaping corporate approaches to responsible sourcing programmes

    • Drivers of stakeholder requests to assess the environmental performance of an organization's supply chain and to ensure that its partners are approaching sourcing in a responsible manner
    • How organizations are responding
    • How to take practical steps to assure sustainable performance
    Jeff Morgheim Jeff Morgheim
    Global Sustainability Director, Huntsman
  7. Benefits and challenges in ingredient disclosure trends in the US

    Lori Bestervelt Lori Bestervelt
    Operations Lead, Scivera, Scivera/Enhesa
  8. Supply Chain Transparency

    Dan Reid Dan Reid
    Director of Environment and Circularity, Responsible Business Alliance
  9. Refreshments

  10. Transparency in Consumer Goods

    Molly Blessing Molly Blessing
    Director of Sustainability, HCPA
  11. ESG Disclosure in Supply Chains: Overview of emerging regulation and approaches for collaboration

    • Links between corporate ESG requirements and supply chain sustainability
    • Different ways supply chains can collaborate
    • Risk management measures that can be used to mitigate risks
    Elisabeth Luther Elisabeth Luther
    Principal Sustainability and Knowledge Transfer, Yordas
  12. Q&A

  13. Lunch

  14. Unlock the full value of your compliance and product stewardship with Chemical Watch

    Discover the full range of Chemical Watch solutions and get your questions answered at this service presentation and platform demo.

    Greg Harrop-Griffiths Greg Harrop-Griffiths
    International Business Development Manager, Chemical Watch
  15. Session 2: Design for sustainability
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    Moderator

    Kate Sellers Kate Sellers
    Technical Fellow, ERM, US
  17. Embedding product sustainability into research and development

    • Incorporating product stewardship and regulatory into PhaseGate R&D projects 
    • Case study – New chemical TSCA PMN success 
    • Case study – Delays due to significant changes late in the PhaseGate process 
    Stephen Martin Stephen Martin
    Sr Product Steward, BASF
  18. The Future of Distribution: Delivering Transparency & Sustainable Growth

    • How distribution enables transparency and sustainable growth throughout the supply chain
    • Establishing a Sustainable & Natural Products Framework
    • How distribution’s sustainability goals can decarbonize and circularize the supply chain to meet new consumer demand for safer, cleaner, healthier and eco-friendlier products and services
    Kelly Gilroy Kelly Gilroy
    VP Sustainable & Natural Products, Univar Solutions
  19. Starting Your Journey in Sustainability

    Tanya Melendez Tanya Melendez
    Regulatory Affairs and EHS Manager, Phoenix Closures, Inc
    Rick Palandri Rick Palandri
    Head of Sustainability Committee, Phoenix
  20. Q&A

  21. Refreshments

  22. Data Sharing: A strategy to accelerate sustainable design

    • ChemForward's globally harmonized repository of chemical hazard assessments and safer alternatives provides necessary infrastructure to inform change; 
    • Shared data requires trust in the quality of the data, quality is a continuous improvement process; 
    • Multi-stakeholder approaches contribute to scale and create collective impact; 
    • Improved access and knowledge create economic and social benefit. 
    Stacy Glass Stacy Glass
    Co-founder and Executive Director, ChemFORWARD
  23. Flame retardants regulatory challenges by class or sub-class: Paths to meet sustainability expectations in a complex industry

    • Brief history of regulations affecting halogenated flame retardants
    • Recent activity to regulate as a class or sub-class
      • Chlorine, Bromine and perFluoro
    • Alternatives, polymeric bromine and non-halogens
    Mike Goode Mike Goode
    Chief Commercial Officer, FRX Polymers Inc
  24. Q&A

  25. Close of Day One / Cocktails

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