As part of the second event day, we will be hosting sustainability breakout sessions on five key topics.

Each session will be led by a moderator, best practice speakers and subject matter experts. For each topic, we will introduce the sustainability challenge and its global significance, highlight the implications for relevant industries, and present innovative solutions and opportunities using best practice examples. In addition, we will enter into an open discussion with all participants about the specific hurdles and benefits within their industries and how to overcome them.

Have a look at what will be covered in each session and select the two topics you would like to join:

Session 1:
Enabling circularity through debonding & recycling

To reduce pressure on the environment and improve supply chain security, our economy needs to become circular.
Focusing on key principles to accelerate this transition, this session discusses how to

  • preserve the intrinsic value of products and materials, 
  • develop technologies for debonding of material layers and components,
  • enable material recycling,
  • meet growing end-market demands for repairability and recyclability.

Session 2: 
Low emission raw material

Meeting climate commitments and addressing climate change requires looking beyond Scope 1 & 2 toward emissions along the value chain. 

Therefore, this session focuses on 

  • the role of Scope 3 emissions on the road to a net-zero circular economy,
  • opportunities and challenges related to the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for organic chemicals and materials,
  • emission reduction levers and consequences for product design, pricing and material availability.

Session 3: 
Design for sustainability

The global challenges we face today are vast and complex. We cannot face them alone. It takes partnerships and cross-industry co-innovation to achieve the impactful transformation we seek.
In this session we will discuss how to

  • think sustainability from the start to drive emission reduction and circularity along the value chain,
  • integrate sustainability into every step of product design processes, with suppliers as strong partners at your side.

Session 4: 
Transparency & impact measurement

The basis for change and successful partnerships is transparency. To measure sustainability impacts, enable decision-making and collaborate effectively along value chains, a basis of end-to-end transparency is essential.
In consequence, this session aims to 

  • determine what the future of quantified and certified measurement will look like,
  • examine the benefits and hurdles of life cycle assessments and certification systems,
  • explore collaboration opportunities for cross-industry data standardization.

Session 5: 
Decarbonization in operations

One of the main causes of global warming is the dependency on energy derived from fossil fuels. Shifting to renewable sources for energy and electricity is critical to combating climate change.

This session explores the questions of:

  • How to achieve this energy transition across all sectors to meet climate targets and limit climate change?
  • Which hurdles and gaps to be aware of when driving decarbonization in operations?
  • How to accelerate progress through cutting-edge technologies and Industry 4.0?

For more information about our Sustainability Ambition 2030 visit our website

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