Swedcham China is thrilled to extend an invitation to you for our upcoming Hybrid event featuring Mr. Sebastiaan Stiller, CEO at EPD International AB, and Junfeng WANG, Head of EHS & Net Zero at SKF China. The event will delve into the captivating topic of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in a Global Context and practice sharing. The event will be held both Online and Offline in Beijing on November 9, 2023.
This hybrid event is specifically tailored for leading production companies, such as SKF (regardless of products), construction product manufacturers with the highest EPD registration, carbon consulting companies, certification companies, and anyone with a keen interest in this topic.
Please kindly find a glimpse of our two speakers and the specific topics they will be covering:
Mr. Sebastiaan Stiller
CEO, EPD International AB，Senior Sustainability Manager/Director (MBA) with a corporate and consulting background in environmental services.
Topic: Environmental Product Declarations in a Global Context: New Perspectives on Sustainability and Competitiveness
Lifecycle methodology and the EPD can support organizations to understand, improve and communicate the environmental impact of their products and services.
An important aspect of EPD is to provide the basis of a fair comparison of products and services by their environmental performance. EPDs can reflect the continuous environmental improvement of products and services over time and can communicate and add up relevant environmental information along a product's supply chain.
EPDs are based on principles inherent in the ISO standard for Type III environmental declarations (ISO 14025) giving them a wide-spread international acceptance.
To date, manufacturers are not obliged (mandatory by law) to provide EPDs. But, the market increasingly regulates the use of EPDs in various applications itself. Upcoming regulations and directives for EU domestic and foreign organisations and market regulation (semi-mandatory/bonus-malus) in place as of today，
Mr. Junfeng WANG
Head of EHS & Net Zero, SKF China
Senior Environmental Engineer, regional EHS & Sustainability leader with the international company and drive the various projects on product lifecycle assessment, green supply chains, clean manufacturing, ESG, etc.
Practice Sharing: Product Category Rules and Environmental Product Declarations of Bearings
June 2023: Product Category Rules (PCR) for the bearing industry, initiated and driven by SKF, have been approved by The International EPD System. This will enable bearing purchasers to make more informed and sustainable choices, while also promoting greater transparency and accountability in the product supply chain.
Initiated by SKF and following consultation with the wider industry, the PCR enables rules, requirements, and guidelines for developing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the bearings category. It provides a standard for the full life-cycle evaluation (including carbon footprint) of bearing units, bearings and parts thereof, making a valuable contribution to the net-zero and carbon reduction of the whole industry.
Through the sharing of these best practices, SKF has not only achieved success in the field of bearing technology but has also set a sustainable example. They encourage other manufacturers and businesses to learn from and adopt similar practices, driving the entire industry towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable direction.
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9 November, 2023 (Thursday)
15:00 - 16:00
14:40 - 15:00 Registration
15:00 -15:50 Presentations
150 RMB for Member
300 RMB for Non-Member
100 RMB for Member
200 RMB for Non-member
Leading production companies like SKF (not limited to products), construction product (with the highest EPD registration), carbon consulting companies, certification companies, etc
Swedcham New Beijing Office
Room 230, No. 20, Xinyuanlixi, JinShangYuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027
Via Microsoft Teams Meeting link, the meeting link will be sent to registered participants one day before the event.
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