Book Chain Project Seminar 2018: The Story of Books Seminar

20 Jun 2018 09:30 - 17:00 BST

This year's London seminar will cover all aspects of the Book Chain Project: forests, chemical safety, and labour standards.

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Registration

09:30 BST

Please join us for pastries and coffee

Competition for forest fibre

10:10 BST

As demand and competition for forest fibre continues to rise how is the industry changing to respond?

We'll hear from our guest speakers about trends and forecasts in pulp markets, alternative uses of fibre to make the best use of each tree, and the dynamics at play in the global supply and demand of pulp.

Patrick Carty
Patrick Carty
Stora Enso

Patrick Carty is a Sales Director for paper and renewable solutions company, Stora Enso. He has worked in the paper industry for over 30 years and during his 22 years with Stora Enso, Patrick has been responsible for UK sales of book papers from the Anjala mill in Finland and has worked closely with book printers and publishers.

Pierre Bach
Pierre Bach
Research Manager, Hawkins Wright

Pierre joined Hawkins Wright in 2014 and provides research and editorial support to the Pulp & Paper team. He is co-author of the monthly publication Pulpwatch, and also makes regular contributions to The Outlook for Market Pulp and Forest Energy Monitor reports. Currently, his main research interests include the tissue and printing and writing paper markets in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Deforestation frontiers

10:50 BST

Where is our fibre from and which pose the greatest risk? Are there new deforestation fronts opening up, and what is the situation on the ground? Here, we’ll look at fibre flows from forest to book.

Christian Sloth
Christian Sloth
NEPCon

Christian manages NEPCon’s legality programme and is responsible for developing standards and procedures for providing services related to timber legality and responsible sourcing of timber and paper products. He will be sharing NEPCon's work on the Mekong region to offer a perspective on the situation at the forest level: the specific risks and drivers of deforestation.

Nick Sammons
Nick Sammons
Partner, Carnstone

Nick runs the forest sourcing element of the Book Chain Project, working with the teams in London and Shanghai. He looks after the day-to-day management of the project and has been fortunate to help it evolve and grow over the past 11 years.

Break 1

11:40 BST

Please join us for a brief 20 minute break with Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

Turning commitments into action

12:00 BST

Private sector commitments to slow and stop deforestation globally have ranged from easily achievable to stretching and ambitious. How well are these commitments being met? What action is working? And is enough progress being made in time?

Anna Halton
Anna Halton
WWF

Anna is Forest Policy Manager at WWF-UK. She will share the challenges businesses face to meet their deforestation commitments, and the need for a new approach to halt faster rates of deforestation.

Jade Saunders
Jade Saunders
Forest Trends

Jade Saunders is a Senior Policy Analyst at Forest Trends. She will share how the Consumer Goods Forum is looking to technology to provide greater transparency and promote action on deforestation.

Lunch

12:45 BST

Please join us, lunch will be for an hour.

Material choices: Plastic

13:45 BST

In recent years, growing pressures from legislators, governments, NGOs and the media have contributed to a new plastic free trend worldwide. As a consequence, consumers are putting more and more pressure on businesses to reduce their use plastic, particularly ‘pointless’ plastic (single use or low value). Many businesses have responded to these expectations and have committed to reducing their use of plastic.

Caroline Frery
Caroline Frery
Head of Business Development, Terracycle

Terracycle specialise in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. Caroline leads the Business Development team which is responsible for identifying and forming new partnerships to develop recycling systems for their previously non-recyclable waste that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration.

Julian Kirby
Julian Kirby
Lead Plastics-Free Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
Tim Tidman
Tim Tidman
Product Manager, James Cropper

The majority of his working life has been focused on the Export Sales of British manufactured products. Recently his product knowledge at his current employer has pulled him more and more into the Product Manager and Product Sector Manager arena. Tim will be sharing James Cropper’s innovative CupCyling process that segregates, recovers and reuses paper and plastic from waste coffee cups.

Break 2

14:50 BST

Please join us for a brief 20 minute break with Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

Human rights: growing expectations to know and show

15:10 BST

Businesses are increasingly expected to know and show how they are protecting human rights throughout their operations and supply chains. What risks are there further up the chain? And how are companies responding through their reporting and public disclosure?

Patrick Anderson
Patrick Anderson
Policy Advisor, Indonesia, Forest Peoples Programme

Patrick Anderson works with Forest Peoples Programme, a UK-based human rights organisation that advocates for the rights of forest peoples around the world. Patrick will share the latest on the human rights impacts of the pulp and paper sector with a particular focus on Indonesia. He will look at how well existing initiatives and commitments protect the rights of forest communities, and the challenges ahead for the major pulp and paper companies operating in Indonesia.

Rosie Howells
Rosie Howells
Head of Sustainability Performance, Waitrose

Rosie Howells will talk about her work to develop John Lewis Partnership’s reporting on Human Rights, and how the team engaged senior representatives within the business to move the dial on human rights reporting and their Modern Slavery Statement.

Wrap Up

15:55 BST

Join us as we wrap up the day

Tour of the Wetlands Centre

16:00 BST

Please join us for a complimentary tour of the London Wetlands Centre. The tour will last for approximately 45 minutes.

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