Solutions for Driving Enhanced Product Sustainability – May 29

NIB is presenting a panel in partnership with the New England Chapter of the National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM), a professional association that promotes corporate environmental stewardship, creation of safe and healthy workplaces, and proliferation of global sustainability practices.

Net Impact is a global community of more than 50,000 professional and student leaders creating positive social and environmental change the workplace and the world.  NAEM is a professional association that promotes corporate environmental stewardship, creation of safe and healthy workplaces, and proliferation of global sustainability practices.

The event will take place on the morning of Thursday, May 29th, at EMD Millipore’s offices in Bedford.  The event will feature industry panelists, including:

Christina Bosch Ladd, CR Programs Manager; EMD Millipore Corp.
Eric Hudson, CEO & Founder; Preserve
Pete Lankford, Design Director, Footwear Concepts; Timberland LLC

Topics will include:

Design for Sustainability – Utilizing relationships with customers to jointly identify and address sustainability challenges associated with the products they need, with a focus on impact reduction and use of sustainable materials.

Life Cycle Assessment – Measuring the impacts throughout  the phases of a product’s life cycle – from raw materials to component and final manufacturing, to distribution, usage, and end-of-life disposal, identifying and addressing as many of the product’s most critical impact areas as possible.

Recycling & End of Life – Recognizing the environmental impact created by disposal of their used products and related packaging, developing programs to change the end-of-life scenario for products.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 29th, 7:45 – 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION:  EMD Millipore, Bedford Research & Development Center, 80 Ashby Road, Bedford, MA.
REGISTER HERE:  http://www.naem.org/?LNG_NE_2014_05

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