CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:00 am Coffee & Check In

9:00 am Welcome Remarks from Organizer

9:10 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Demonstrate Your Company’s Commitment to Socially & Ethically Responsible Business Practice

9:20 am Discover: Aligning Social Impact Strategies with Your Core Business

  • Curtis Callaway Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Shaw Industries

Synopsis

• How can manufacturers foster mutually beneficial social impact partnerships based on their core product offerings?

• How best to promote your company’s philanthropic efforts to raise awareness around your commitment to social responsibility and community values

• How Shaw Industries’ partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital aligns their employees’ passions with a non-profit that resonates with consumers to bring brand differentiation

9:40 am Discover: Unpacking the Crossover Between Ethics & Sustainability in Manufacturing

  • Kevin Tubbs Vice President, Chief Ethics, Compliance & Sustainability Officer, Oshkosh

Synopsis

• How can manufacturers better recognize the alignment between ethics and sustainability and their importance when building a CSR strategy?

• Uncover sustainability initiatives aimed at addressing people-related issues and aligning corporate actions with your manufacturing firm’s core values

• Discover Oshkosh’s integrated approach to sustainability and ethics encompassing people-centric practice which has led it to be recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for nine consecutive years

10:00 am Develop: What More Can We Learn About Social & Ethical Strategy in Manufacturing?

  • Kevin Tubbs Vice President, Chief Ethics, Compliance & Sustainability Officer, Oshkosh
  • Curtis Callaway Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Shaw Industries

Synopsis

Q&A Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:20 am Action: What Changes Can You Make to Evolve Your Social & Ethical Strategy?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair 

10:40 am Speed Networking Break

Embrace an Eco-Friendly Way of Business: Sustainability Strategies to Minimize Your Manufacturing Firm’s Environmental Footprint

11:20 am Discover: Beyond Carbon: How to Create a Comprehensive Environmental Stewardship Strategy for Your Manufacturing Firm

  • Emily Olson Director, Sustainability & ESG, Tetra Tech

Synopsis

• How can manufacturers mitigate risk by reducing their reliance on nature and depletion of natural resources?

• Learn how to utilize leading frameworks to evaluate your company’s impact on climate, water, land use and biodiversity

• Uncover Tetra Tech’s holistic approach to assessing environmental impacts and guidance on setting realistic targets for impact reductions

11:40 am Discover: Achieve Circularity as a Responsible Manufacturing Firm

  • Scott Tew Vice President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Trane Technologies

Synopsis

• How to bake sustainability into the production journey by using recycled and renewable materials and sustainable design

• Demystifying circularity in often complex supply chains in manufacturing

• Discover how Trane Technologies are leading the way with their circularity strategy, by incorporating it into every stage of the product lifecycle

12:00 pm Develop: What Else Can We Learn About Biodiversity & Circularity?

  • Emily Olson Director, Sustainability & ESG, Tetra Tech
  • Scott Tew Vice President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Trane Technologies

Synopsis

Q&A Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:20 pm Action: What Can You Change to Reduce Your Firm’s Impact on the Environment?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:40 pm Networking Lunch

Efficient ESG Reporting as a Future-Ready Manufacturing Firm

1:40 pm Discover: Navigating the Complexities of ESG Reporting as a Multi-National Manufacturing Firm

  • Josh Inman Director - ESG Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Cummins

Synopsis

• How can manufacturers prepare for and achieve ESG compliance in a dynamic regulatory landscape?

• Navigating a diverse regulatory landscape with entities in Europe and the US

• Cummins uncovers how it is managing the evolving ESG compliance and regulatory landscape in 2024 to drive long-term stakeholder buy-in

2:00 pm Develop: What Else Can We Learn About ESG Reporting Water in Manufacturing?

  • Josh Inman Director - ESG Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Cummins

Synopsis

Q&A Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:20 pm Action: How Can You Improve Your ESG Reporting Strategy?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:40 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

Baking Sustainability into Production Starting at the Design Phase

3:00 pm Discover: Incorporating Circularity as a Manufacturing Business to Contribute to the Eradication of End-of-Life Materials

  • Davis Waters Director, Global ESG, Eastman Chemical Company

Synopsis

• Understand how to master sustainable production by creating a circular economy within your manufacturing firm

• How can manufacturers best design for recyclability?

• Uncover the story behind Eastman’s molecular recycling initiative, enabling infinite life for materials and a truly circular economy

3:20 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn About Incorporating Sustainability into the Design Phase for Longevity?

  • Davis Waters Director, Global ESG, Eastman Chemical Company

Synopsis

Q&A Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:40 pm Action: What Are the Key Takeaways to Consider to Ensure Your Organization is Ready for Change?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One