Sustain Wales Summit 2018

Sustainable Procurement for a Sustainable Future

Our third annual Sustain Wales Summit was held on 07 June 2018 with a focus on Sustainable Procurement. The Summit demonstrated how leading businesses and organisations are developing more innovative procurement practices that contribute to overall sustainability agenda for Wales.

The Summit looked at different aspects of procurement in the context of a variety of economic sectors. Sharing good practice and ideas from local, national and international organisations. Our themes this year focused on:

PROCUREMENT 4Rs

Remove Reduce Reuse & Recycle plastics from products and packaging

CONSTRUCTION & TRANSPORT

Adding value through engagement and communication

PEOPLE AND SERVICES

Delivering well-being throughout the supply chain

This report highlights the key points from our speakers, covering the following topics:

– Solutions and actions to take single-use plastics out of the supply chain (working towards eliminating plastic waste that enters the environment)

– Infrastructure and construction projects that deliver multiple social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits

– Products that are designed to be part of a circular, zero waste economy

– Contracts for goods and services that deliver added value beyond best price and include community and staff well-being as part of the offer

The Summit theme of procurement follows on from of a 2017 round table on sustainable procurement held at Bridgend College.

Download the Sustain Wales Summit Report 2018

SPEAKERS:

Hannah Blythyn AM, Minister for the Environment
The Welsh Government’s approach

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council
The local authority’s recent commitment to a ‘plastic-free Carmarthenshire’

PROCUREMENT 4Rs | Remove Reduce Reuse & Recycle plastics from products and packaging

Sponsored by Ecosurety

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Robbie Staniforth, Ecosurety
Introduction to the session
Dealing with the problem onshore and making recycling part of our supply chain

Meegan Jones, Volvo Ocean Race
Turning the tide on plastic

Bettina Gilbert, Wrap Cymru
Procurement best practice with new research on plastics


CONSTRUCTION & TRANSPORT | Adding value through engagement and communication

Sponsored by Jacobs

Heather Pope, Jacobs UK
Introduction to the session
Sustainable practices in the construction industry

Danielle Ingleson, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
An inclusive approach to community benefits: The Rhondda Fach pilot

James Goodall, Enterprise Holdings
Mobility as a sustainable service


PEOPLE AND SERVICES | Delivering well-being throughout the supply chain

Sponsored by Melin Homes

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Trish Hoddinot, Melin Homes
Introduction to the session
New approach to sustainable procurement of services and closing the loop

Kyle Darlington, Orangebox
Ethical procurement of people and services

Mari Arthur, Cynnal Cymru – Living Wage Foundation
Paying employees and contractors a fair wage (& how this contributes to strengthening local economies)

Q&A session