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Siemens One CEO to open Sustainable Manufacturing Summit in Chicago

Submitted by: Green Power Conferences

Categories: Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jan 19, 2009 – 12:55 PM EST


Kraft, Toshiba, US Steel, L'Oreal, Pfizer, Owens Corning, and more to share sustainable strategies

Jan. 19 /CSRwire/ - CHICAGO, Ill. – January 19, 2009 – Siemens One CEO Ken Cornelius will open the Sustainable Manufacturing Summit 2009 by discussing sustainability as a core business strategy. He will be joined by senior sustainability executives from top manufacturers including Kraft, Toshiba, US Steel, Abbott Laboratories, Sara Lee, Pfizer, Owens Corning, Hollander, The North Face and L'Oreal.

This second annual event will examine the latest developments in sustainability for manufacturers of all sectors. It offers access to the corporate executives and green thought leaders steering the transformation to sustainable and cost-efficient manufacturing.

Top speakers include Ken Alston, CEO of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), who will lead an instructional session on eco-effective production. Also participating is former EPA Deputy Administrator Robert Sussman, who will present on the Obama administration's climate policy, and Greentrack Strategies' President Ira Feldman, an expert in strategic environmental management.

Attendees will hear the latest case studies from corporate leaders in sustainable manufacturing. US Steel Corp's head of Energy Management, Ken Mills, will present on the value of energy efficiency audits. His company has been recognized by the US Department of Energy after reducing total energy use by 15% at its Gary, IN plant. Electronics manufacturer Toshiba, which has pledged to cut CO2 emissions from products by 6.3 million tons by 2010, will be represented by Director of Environmental Affairs Craig Hershberg. He will speak about the company’s move towards carbon efficient operations.

Another interesting case study will be presented by Ron Capranos, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Head of Sustainability for Hollander, which recently pledged to reach zero waste from its manufacturing operations by 2010. The North Face's Letitia Ferrier Webster will also update attendees on the adventure gear manufacturer's solar energy system which will power up to 30% of its Visalia Distribution Center. The company expects the system to reduce carbon emissions by over 1,300 metric tons annually.

Along with corporate case studies and thought leader presentations, the Sustainable Manufacturing Summit will feature interactive panels on key green issues for manufacturers. Topics to be covered include energy efficiency, clean technologies and renewables, carbon management, climate regulation, and supply chain management. Attendees will be invited to sign-up for a pre-conference workshop on "Writing and Implementing a Sustainability Plan" led by Marsha Willard, Principal of AXIS Performance Advisors.

This is a must-attend event for those charged with developing corporate environmental strategies and their advisers. To download the event brochure, please visit the event web site at: http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/corporateclimateresponse/sustainable_manufacturing_summit_US09.html

For more information, please contact: Adrienne Baker at 604-569-1752 or adrienne.baker@greenpowerconferences.com

About Green Power Conferences:

Green Power Conferences provides high quality, interactive events specializing in four areas: Renewables, Biofuels, Carbon Markets and Corporate Climate Response. Corporate Climate Response events bring together companies, regulators and other carbon experts to discuss how companies can best reduce their overall carbon emissions.


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