San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Interested in sustainability issues in construction and property?
Join us for an evening of presentations and networking featuring established and emerging thought leaders on the topic of sustainability and supply chain management. This Leeds joint event by WSCP and IEMA features presentations focused on implementing skills in the supply chain.
This WSCP and IEMA event is a free event, ideal for professionals pursuing a career in this diverse sector. WSCP encourage both men and women to attend.
Click here to sign up to our mailing list so we can keep you updated on similar events in future.
RSVP NOW AND JOIN US FREE
Venue : The Met Hotel, Leeds
20th May 2015: 17:30 pm-20:30pm
Speaker 1: Cristina Talens - Founder and Director of Source Climate Change Coffee and International Programme Manager for LYF
'Identifying modern slavery risks in supply chains, what it means for business'
This presentation by Cristina will cover the issue of modern slavery in the UK and abroad and how it interacts with supply chains. We will look at what businesses have done so far on labour and human rights issues and examine modern slavery legislation in the UK. Finally, we will explore some of the work that the Wilberforce Institute has been doing with businesses to identify and address the risk of modern slavery in heir supply chains.
Cristina Talens has over 15 years experience of working with UK businesses and ethical trade, sustainability and labour and human rights. With a background in social auditing, monitoring and modern slavery she is currently running the Business Supply Chain Unit at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) of the University of Hull. This unit brings together supply chain experts, social auditors and business advisors to help businesses identify and address modern slavery risks in their supply chains.
Speaker 2: Nigel Sagaar - Senior Sustainability Manager for Skanska
'Supply Chain Collaboration'
This presentation by Nigel will provide a Skanska overview and ellaborate on the drivers for the subject (i.e. legislation, clients, stakeholders) and provide examples of how Skanska are working with their supply chain (i.e. Construction Supply Chain School, Skanska Supply Chain Award, Skanska Green Fund), and will refer to Skanska's work with IEMA to raise their staff skills.
Nigel has over 30 years experience in a variety of roles within the construction industry on a wide range of civil engineering schemes, particularly road and bridges. For the last 15 years he has held a full time Environment Manager's role within Skanska that has now expanded to a wider sustainability role covering environmental compliance, training and reporting. He is involved in several external working groups including Chair of the UK Contractor's Environment Training Group, a member of the CEEQUALTechnical Advisory Committee, ICE Sustainability Guidance Panel and IEMA's Yorkshire & Humber Steering Group.
When & Where
Women in Sustainable Construction and Property
WSCP is a networking group with an agenda.
- To gather and disseminate knowledge on sustainability issues in construction and property.
- To build an inclusive multi-disciplinary networking environment, supporting professional development, collaboration and mentorship.
- To promote corporate responsibility, equality and diversity within the built environment industry.