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.


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.


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.


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.


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



Gertrude Eder

Gertrude Eder is an independent business consultant with a focus on Leadership, General Management and Organisation, Strategy and Business Development, Industrial Marketing and Branding, Coaching of Managers and Junior Managers.

Gertrude Eder spent most of her business life in the paper industry and trade, having been managing director of Brigl &Bergmeister GmbH for about 14 years and recently MD of Roxcel GmbH.

She started her career as marketing Manager in Leykam-Mürztaler (now mills of the Sappi Group and Norske Skog resp) and was sales manager at Hamburger/Rieger (now Prinzhorn Group).

Gertrude Eder is a graduate of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.


Kirsi Seppäläinen | Vice President | Strategic projects, Biomaterials Division, Stora Enso


What a tree can do –

Innovation as enabler for circular economy

“We have used trees and pulp for paper for many centuries. However, this sustainable and renewable raw material can do much more. New technologies help us to separate the valuable fractions of the tree more efficiently and use them into applications replacing current fossil-based materials – products that are renewable, reusable and recyclable. The components of the tree: cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin can create applications replacing  plastics, carbon fibres, polyester, phenols – almost anything that is made from fossil-based materials today.”

Kirsi Seppäläinen


Member of Biomaterials division management team since March 2012. Responsible strategy process, various strategic projects, marketing communications,branding and multisite certification. Prior to this position managerial responsibilities in communications, marketing and sustainability 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

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. Our customers include packaging producers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies.  Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 1 billion.

We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Our materials are renewable, reusable and recyclable, and form the building blocks for a range of innovative solutions that can help replace products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials.  Biomaterials division offers a wide variety of pulp grades to meet the demands of paper, board, tissue, textile and hygiene product producers. We also develop new ways to maximise the value extractable from the wood as well as other kinds of lignocellulosic biomasses. The extracted sugars and lignin hold potential for use in a range of applications.




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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!


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Further Sources: National Geographic



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




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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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.


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


  • 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”




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.


























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Introducing our Speakers: Harald DUTZLER | PwC | Strategy&

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Harald DUTZLER | Vice President | PwC Strategy& – Vienna | Consumer & Retail Operations

Speaker at the 11th International Label Conference 2016

Better Supply Chain | Glimpse

Industry 4.0 and the Impacts on the Consumer Packaged Goods Markets

Executive summary

  • 16 years in strategy consulting at Strategy&
  • Member of European Consumer & Retail practice and Operations functional group

Relevant expertise

  • Extensive experience in supply chain management and operations in consumer & retail
  • Co-author of Austrian PwC Strategy& Industry 4.0 Study
  • Project experience in packaging industry (supplychain, sourcing)

Prior experience

  • United Nations, New York
  • Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Paris
  • Wuppertal Institute for Energy and Ecology, Wuppertal


  • Diploma in business administration from Vienna University of Economics and BA
  • Exchange program at HEC Montreal

PwC Strategy&

Strategy& is a new kind of consulting business. As part of the PwC network, Strategy& will be a leading strategy team in its own right and help PwC as a whole become the pre-eminent strategy-through-execution firm.

Strategy& is unique and offers clients something they can’t get elsewhere: a combination of strategy consulting expertise, and a proven track record of delivery, with unrivalled global scale and experience.

Clients will be able to get practical strategy advice from people who understand the opportunities and risks involved in implementation – and strategic execution skills from people who understand the context.

Strategy& is active in a broad range of sectors, including Energy, Healthcare, Financial Services, Chemicals, Telecommunications, Automotive, Aerospace, Media, Technology and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).

The company has 57 offices around the world. 70 of the world’s largest 100 corporations and 400 of the largest 500 US corporations are Strategy& clients and the firm has been involved in a number of important business episodes.

The IMPACT of GHG on the entire CPG Supply Chain

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When talking about the impacts of climate change, few risks are more visceral or tangible than those it poses to future food supply. From spikes in food prices to threats to the coffee industry, consumers are increasingly aware of the effects of rising global average temperatures.

For companies in the food, beverage and tobacco sectors, climate change presents a two-fold challenge: the industry is highly exposed to climate-related impacts, but is at the same time a major contributor to increasing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levels – particularly from agricultural production, which according to the IPCC causes 10-14% of global GHG emissions. Continue reading “The IMPACT of GHG on the entire CPG Supply Chain”


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Hedde Draper | Netherlands

Hedde DRAPERManaging Director, Consumer & Retail  

Corporate Finance Advisory CEE | UniCredit Bank Austria AG


Speaker at the 11th International Label Conference 2016

Better Entrepreneuership | Mergers & Acquisitions

Hedde is a Managing Director in UniCredit Group’s M&A advisory team for CEE and Austria, and Head of the Consumer, Retail & Healthcare sector coverage, with over 15 years of international banking experience (of which more than 10 years in M&A) with Credit Suisse, Citigroup and UniCredit.

Selected transactions in Consumer, Retail and Healthcare are the reverse merger of confectionary company Leaf (owned by CVC and Nordic Capital) into Swedish Cloetta, the sale of Georgia Pacific’s pan-European tissue business to SCA, the sale in Israel of Biocontrol’s implantable stimulation device platform to American Medical Systems, PAI’s acquisition of ingredients company Christian Hansen in Denmark and the provision of a fairness opinion to brewer Bavaria in the Netherlands.

Transactions in CEE include the acquisition of Danube Foods Group by MEP in Serbia, the acquisition by EGIS of Biovital (OTC portfolio in Poland) from Bayer AG and the sale of the Kazakh assets of Nations Energy to Chinese company Citic Resources.

Other relevant transactions where Hedde worked on are 3i selling industrial company Hyva to private equity firm Unitas in Hong Kong, the privatization of transportation company Connexxion in the Netherlands and in the utility space the three way merger of Cegedel with Soteg and SFG in Luxemburg.

Hedde has a M.Sc. degree in Finance from London Business School and a M.Sc. degree in Economics from Erasmus University. He is fluent in English and Dutch.


UniCredit is a leading European commercial bank operating in 17 countries with more than 147,000 employees, over 8,500 branches and with an international network spanning about 50 markets.

UniCredit benefits from a strong European identity, extensive international presence and broad customer base.

UniCredit’s strategic position in Western and Eastern Europe gives it one of the region’s highest market shares.

INDUSTRY 4.0 | The fourth industrial revolution…

The first significant driver for the advance of industrial internet solutions
lies in the opportunity to integrate and better manage horizontal and
vertical value chains.

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…characterised by the increasing
digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business
models — has arrived in the industrial sector.

The first significant driver for the advance of industrial internet solutions lies in the opportunity to integrate and better manage horizontal and vertical value chains. Companies surveyed expect more than 18% higher productivity over the next five years. While today only one fifth of the industrial companies have digitized their key processes along the value chain; in five years’ time, 85% of companies will have implemented
Industry 4.0 solutions in all important business divisions.

The digitization and interconnection of products and services (internet of things/services) is a second important driver. It will contribute strongly to ensuring competitiveness and promises additional revenues of 2% to 3% per year on average. When applied to the German industrial landscape as a whole, additional revenues reach up to €30 billion per year. For the European industry sector, additional revenues amount to €110 billion annually.

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A third major driver are the newly emerging, often disruptive, digital business models that offer significant additional value to customers through tailor-made solutions. These new business models are characterised by a considerable increase of horizontal cooperation across the value chains, as well as the integrated use and analysis of data. They are therefore capable of better fulfilling customer requirements. The various opportunities, the large extent of change and the elevated need for investments make the industrial internet one of the most important topics for corporate management. However, the numerous challenges that the transition entails are also not to be underestimated. Besides the partly still unclear business cases for the industrial internet at company level, industry standards have to be defined and agreed upon and questions need to be answered, for example, in the area of data protection. The respondents also consider the required qualification of employees at increasingly digitized companies to be a major obstacle. Policy makers and industrial associations can provide significant support with these issues.

Come and listen to experts how INDUSTRY 4.0 will shape the landscape of CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS in the next few years.





Source: © 2014 PwC | INDUSTRY 4.0