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Best Practices for Resource Conservation
Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
Means to conserve resources (i.e., energy, water and materials) has become a priority goal for EHS and sustainability managers in most industry sectors. The volatility of energy costs, the threat of water shortages and legislation on a variety of materials (e.g., conflict minerals legislation) has shifted the focus from the proverbial “end of the pipe” to the operations. How can we ensure that there will be adequate resources for production despite natural disasters, shaky markets, and unforeseeable weather patterns? Your customers are asking more questions of your company and also of your supply chain.
Some companies have responded with a host of International standards – ISO 9001 (quality); ISO 14001 (environmental); ISO 14006 (eco-design); ISO 50001 (energy), ISO 26000 (social responsibility); ISO 22301 (business continuity); and ISO 31000 (risk management). These standards help mainstream resource conservation into the work instructions and operational controls. In other words, they help make resource conservation part of what every employee does every day. Other companies are implementing specialized resource conservation initiatives to deal with various conservation issues.
A proactive approach to resource conservation will demand new ways of thinking. We looked at source controls for pollution prevention, now we need to look at how we obtain and use resources at the source.
Join leading experts in this webinar to learn:
- Managing operational and regulatory risks through resource conservation and plan-do-check-act
- Working with sourcing and supply chain management
- Integrating ISO standards to provide attention to resource conservation on the plant floor
- Adapting sustainability assessment tools to find opportunities to improve
- Understand the role of resource risks in rating services such as the Dow Jones Sustainable Index and CDP Water
- Determining how resource conservation can be leveraged to appropriately set and meet EHS and sustainability goals
A case will be presented to demonstrate some of the resource conservation alternatives.
Get ready to learn and bring your questions for our expert speakers:
- Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D., Sustainability Leader; Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group
- Erik Mohn, Sustainability Analyst; Schneider Electric
Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D
Bob Pojasek is a client program manager - sustainability leader at Shaw E&I. In this role, Bob is responsible for managing a range of sustainability management services for mid-sized and larger clients.
He has been active in management consulting for nearly 40 years. He uses a variety of management systems, performance frameworks and improvement methods to create mainstream sustainability programs building on what is already in place. In addition, Bob is an adjunct professor at Harvard University where he teaches a distance learning sustainability course and serves as thesis director for students conducting sustainability research at the master’s level. He also is chairman of the board of governors for the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association and a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals.
Prior to joining Shaw, Bob served as the sustainability practice leader for a number of consulting firms where he provided management system support, business continuity planning and assistance with sustainability program management and reporting. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his pollution prevention and sustainability achievements and is a thought leader in these fields.
Erik Mohn is a Sustainability Analyst with Schneider Electric. Mr. Mohn is responsible for research, analysis and development of client specific sustainability strategies and supporting client deliverables. His responsibilities include leading sustainable site assessments and resource conservation workshops, managing corporate sustainability inventories, evaluating renewable and other clean tech projects for financial and technical feasibility, conducting requests for proposals for on- and off-site generation projects, renewable energy certificates (RECs), and other green sourcing strategies, researching regulatory and market developments, and leading corporate sustainability strategies. Before joining Schneider Electric’s Sustainability team, Mr. Mohn worked in Corporate Sustainability at E.ON AG in Düsseldorf as an Environmental and Climate Protection Manager, Germany, where he worked to secure E.ON’s listing in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) CDLI rankings, as well as leading a worldwide employee awareness program. He previously worked for the US Army Garrison Fort Knox as an Environmental Engineer working in air, stormwater, and solid waste management, as well as overseeing an ISO14001 program, and began his career at the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District in Louisville, KY. Mr. Mohn holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville.