INTRODUCING & WELCOME : Jim NORDMEYER | Vice President of Global Sustainability | O-I (Owens Illinois)

Jim Nordmeyer is Vice President of Global Sustainability, at Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI). He is based at the company’s world headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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As Vice President, Nordmeyer has responsibility for development and execution of O-I’s global sustainability strategy. This strategy aligns with O-I’s customers growing interest on sustainability, enhances business performance and supports the long-term growth of the organization.  Jim works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders defining the priorities and resource requirements needed to drive sustainability throughout the organization. Additionally, he serves as the internal leader and “go to” expert for sustainability, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues, and communicating and educating others on sustainability topics.

Nordmeyer joined O-I in 2006 and has held multiple roles including: Vice President, North America Supply Chain; Vice President Global ERP systems; Vice President, Global Business Processes; and most recently led the integration of the Vitro Food and Beverage business acquisition.

Before joining O-I, Nordmeyer spent 28 years in the chemicals and plastics industry with PolyOne, The Geon Company and BFGoodrich in various roles from environmental compliance to Director of Operations.

Nordmeyer is green belt certified in Lean Six Sigma and holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN.

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O-I (Owens-Illinois)

As the world’s leading glass container manufacturer, O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. We also produce beautiful tableware and stemware for household use.

BELIEF IN GLASS

Our belief in glass is so strong that we started a movement to transform the way people think and feel about glass– Glass Is Life™. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been inspired to celebrate the benefits of glass including taste, health, quality, brand-building potential, and sustainability.

OUR GLOBAL REACH

With an unparalleled impact spanning 79 plants in 23 countries, O-I is the only truly global maker of glass packaging.

Presentation Title

A Clear View from the Outside In: Glass in the Circular Economy

INTRODUCING & WELCOME: Adeline FARRELLY | Secretary General | FEVE

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Adeline  FARRELLY | Secretary General | FEVE

Speaker at the 11TH INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

In June 2008, Adeline was appointed Secretary General of FEVE, the EU Federation for Glass Packaging and Tableware Producers.  She is Member of the Board of Glass Alliance Europe and holds the post of Secretary General on a rotating basis.

Adeline has spent 25 years in Brussels working for various private and institutional organisations including the EU Commission, EU Parliament, Deloitte, and EuropaBio – the EU association for biotechnology industries.

Born in Ireland in 1963, Adeline holds a degree in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and later earned a marketing qualification from the Marketing Institute of Ireland.     She is an active member of the Countess Markievicz group supporting women for election.

About FEVE

Who is FEVE?

 

FEVE is the European Federation of glass packaging and glass tableware makers.

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Brussels, FEVE is an international not-for-profit association, which currently numbers over 60 company members and 22 corporate groups across the European Union, Switzerland and Turkey.

What is the role of FEVE?

FEVE is the official voice of the glass container industry at European level. It promotes the common interests of its members throughout Europe and is actively engaged in dialogue with European stakeholders and NGOs.

FEVE champions the position of the industry in the European debate on sustainability and it ensures collaboration with members and national glass associations on both Europe-wide projects and country based actions.

FEVE ensures that members are constantly informed about EU developments in Life Cycle Assessments, Packaging and Packaging Waste initiatives, developments in sustainable production and consumption, European Emissions Trading Scheme, REACH, and many other dossiers.

The Association promotes glass as an ideal packaging material for its unique environmental, economic and social assets. It actively supports the forum ‘Friends of Glass’ which brings together consumers who consider glass packaging to be good for themselves, their families.

For more information please visit: http://www.feve.org/

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World Population & Ground Water

Feeding the World

By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. How can we do that without overwhelming the planet?

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How the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry is gonna handle this?

When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

Agriculture is among the greatest contributors to global warming, emitting more greenhouse gases than all our cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes combined—largely from methane released by cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from the cutting of rain forests to grow crops or raise livestock. Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe. Agriculture also accelerates the loss of biodiversity. As we’ve cleared areas of grassland and forest for farms, we’ve lost crucial habitat, making agriculture a major driver of wildlife extinction.

The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are huge, and they’ll only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. We’ll likely have two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century—more than nine billion people. But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. The spread of prosperity across the world, especially in China and India, is driving an increased demand for meat, eggs, and dairy, boosting pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle, pigs, and chickens. If these trends continue, the double whammy of population growth and richer diets will require us to roughly double the amount of crops we grow by 2050.

Ground Water Stress

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day.

So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of fresh water on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight in the water below.

Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater!

 

Visit the #HiddenResource campaign website: thehiddenresource.com

 

Further Sources: National Geographic

 

INTRODUCING & WELCOME: Kirsi SEPPÄLÄINEN | Stora Enso

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Kirsi Seppäläinen | Senior Vice President | Communications, Biomaterials division, Stora Enso

Speaker at the 11th INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

Biomaterials

 

Born 1964, Master of Arts, Finnish citizen. Member of Biomaterials division management team since March 2012. Responsible for communications, marketing communications, multisite certification and until November 2014 also sustainability for Biomaterials division. Prior to this position managerial communications and sustainability positions at Stora Enso, Metsä-Botnia, Uponor and Helvar Merca Group with international focus. Stora Enso Pathbuilders’ programme 2012-2013 and Pathbreakers’ programme in 2015, both programmes focusing on strategy and innovation with IMD.

About Stora Enso

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 26 000 employees in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2015 were EUR 10.0 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on the Helsinki and Stockholm stock exchanges.

Stora Enso Biomaterials division offers a variety of pulp grades to meet the demands of paper, board, tissue, textile and hygiene producers. We also develop new ways to maximise the value extractable from wood, as well as other kinds of non-food-based biomass. Sugars and lignin hold potential for use in applications in the specialty chemical, construction, personal care and food industries. We have a global presence with operations in Brazil, Finland, Laos, Sweden, Uruguay and the USA.

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For more information please visit: http://biomaterials.storaenso.com/

Economic Implications of Water Scarcity and Shortages | The Future of Water Requires a Sustainable, Blue Path

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Without water, neither small businesses nor major global industries can function.

Not family farms or major agribusinesses. Not energy production facilities or computer manufacturers or steel companies. Similarly, poor water quality, or limited or unreliable access to water means higher costs for all businesses – and all consumers. Water scarcity means greater risks for a community’s long-term viability and a negative impact on their competitiveness. It also means that a community’s ability to grow and create jobs is at risk. Regardless of whether water has become the new oil, one thing is certain: water is ironically both taken for granted and serves as the engine of our economy. If not properly managed, water scarcity will directly affect the local ability to grow and create jobs.

Economic Implications of Water Scarcity and Shortages.

Right now, many companies already consider water resources when making decisions about where to invest or locate facilities. And they are giving preference to areas where water risks are lowest. These businesses understand what policymakers are now coming to realize: When water resources are unhealthy or unreliable, businesses cannot grow and cannot hire or sustain a workforce. Local commerce suffers, incomes decline, tax revenues fall. The effects are very real and they are felt immediately and acutely. Continue reading “Economic Implications of Water Scarcity and Shortages | The Future of Water Requires a Sustainable, Blue Path”

INTRODUCING: Frans EGBERTS | Vice President | FoodDrinkEurope

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Frans EGBERTS | Vice President | FoodDrinkEurope

also: Managing Director at Henri van de Bilt B.V.

Speaker at the 11Th INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

Session 5: GLIMPSE II | Thinking out of the box

Professional Experience

 

  • 1977 – 1978 National Service
  • 1978 – 1979 U-Meat Holten
  • 1979 – 1985 Johma Salads
  • 1985 – 1985 Delicato Nordhorn
  • 1986 – 1991 Martinair Food
  • 1991 – 1996 Stegeman
  • 1996 – 2000 Hazlewood Foods
  • From 2000 till now Henri v.d Bilt

Additional

  • Vice President FoodDrinkEurope
  • Member Supply Chain Group Clitravi
  • Advisory Group VMT
  • Boardmember VNV (Dutch Meat Manufacturers’ Association)
  • Member Civil Dialogue Group Beef
  • Member ETP Leadership team
  • Boardmember “Stichting CBS”

 

ABOUT FOOD & DRINK EUROPE

 

Role and Mission

FoodDrinkEurope’s mission is to facilitate the development of an environment in which all European food and drink companies, whatever their size, can meet the needs of consumers and society, while competing effectively for sustainable growth.

FoodDrinkEurope’s contribution is based on sound scientific research, robust data management and effective communication, working within the regulatory framework to ensure that all food and drink issues are dealt with in a holistic manner. The organisation promotes its members’ interests in areas such as food safety and sciencenutrition and health, consumer trust and choice, competitiveness, and environmental sustainability.

How FoodDrinkEurope works

FoodDrinkEurope’s permanent secretariat, based in Brussels, maintains close contacts with European and international institutions and is a major partner in consultations on all issues affecting Europe’s food and drink industry.

FoodDrinkEurope coordinates the work of more than 700 experts though its Committees and Expert Groups around four themes: food and consumer policy (food safety and science, nutrition and health), environmental sustainability and competitiveness.

Through these Committees and Expert Groups, Europe’s food and drink manufacturers provide broad and in-depth expertise. They contribute to FoodDrinkEurope positions on key issues which, once approved, are communicated to European and international decision-makers with a view to shaping legislative and non-legislative developments impacting on the industry.

How FoodDrinkEurope came about

UNICE (the Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe) founded the CIAA (Confederation of Food and Drink Industries of the EEC) in 1982 to replace their Commission of Food and Drink Industries.

Registered as an international association under Belgian law, CIAA’s creation provided Europe’s food and drink industry with its own independent organisation. Since then, CIAA became a key stakeholder, working with European and international institutions on issues impacting on the food and drink industry.

On 23 June 2011, CIAA opened a dynamic new chapter in its history, becoming FoodDrinkEurope. With its new, immediately identifiable name and logo, FoodDrinkEurope will continue to speak for the industry, representing both the industry’s traditions and potential.

MEMBER COMPANIES

AGROKOR

AGROKOR

CARGILL

CARGILL

COCA-COLA

COCA-COLA

DANONE

DANONE

DSM

DSM

DUPONT

DUPONT

FERRERO

FERRERO

GENERAL MILLS

GENERAL MILLS

HEINZ

HEINZ

KELLOGG

KELLOGG

MARS

MARS

McCAIN

McCAIN

Mondelez International

Mondelez International

NESTLÉ

NESTLÉ

PEPSICO

PEPSICO

SÜDZUCKER

SÜDZUCKER

TATE & LYLE

TATE & LYLE

ÜLKER

ÜLKER

UNILEVER

UNILEVER

Introducing: Tanja DIETRICH-HÜBNER | REWE International AG

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Mag.a Tanja DIETRICH-HÜBNER | Director Sustainability | REWE International AG

Speaker at the 11TH INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

Session 6: BETTER WORLD

 

Mag Tanja Dietrich Hübner, MAS, conducts since 2010 the sustainability of REWE International AG and i.a. responsible for the development of the sustainability strategy and environmental policy.

She is a member of various expert groups on CSR and sustainability, among others she is directing the trade association department for “Environment and Sustainability”.

Tanja Dietrich Hübner studied law at Vienna University and also graduated from a master’s program for Communication and PR at the University of Vienna.

 

REWE International AG

Sucessful in Germany and Europe for 88 Years

Founded 1927 in Cologne, the cooperatively set up REWE Group is one of the leading trade and tourism groups in Germany and Europe. Altogether 330.000 employees work in 12 European countries. Here you do your shopping – day by day in one of our 15.000 stores. In 2014 REWE generated a turnover of more than 51 billion euros.

For more information visit: http://www.rewe-group.com/en