27 Mar 2024

Webinar: Innovating Industrial Decarbonisation - net zero standards and opportunities

The third webinar of techUK's Innovating Industrial Decarbonisation series explored the standards and reporting requirements for decarbonisation.

We heard from a stellar lineup of presenters including:

  • Sara Walton, Sector Lead (Sustainability; Net Zero), BSI
  • Ed Packshaw, Head of Reporting and Communications, Simply Sustainable
  • Taras Kovtun, Innovation Delivery Manager, Digital Catapult

Watch the full webinar here:

Key take-home points included:

  • Standards are needed to support the transition to a Net Zero future. They help to accelerate the adoption and mainstreaming of innovation needed for net zero. For instance, helping to develop and de-risk nascent markets in a safe, consistent, interoperable, and secure way.
  • Consensus-based standards provide rigour and credibility, and help to avoid claims of greenwashing.
  • The ISO remains highly influential in the real economy and uniquely positioned to drive positive environmental outcomes.
  • Frameworks (SASB, CDP, TCFD, GRI, IFRS Sustainability) are converging into regulations (UK SDS, UK CFD , EU ESRS, EU CSDDD).
  • To get started on reporting requirements, organisations should focus on strategic action, a pragmatic process, and recognition that complexities can be streamlined.
  • The Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator serves to accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies and digital solutions across the manufacturing sector to deliver resource efficiency and energy efficiency (REEE).
  • Manufacturing industry-specific challenges are outlined by the Industry Challenge Owners (Creagh Concrete, HS2, BAE Systems) and include the likes of data analytics for manufacturing processes, data-driven decisions for the circular economy, and environment control systems.

Keep up to date with the latest for our Innovating Industrial Decarbonisation series through our series page.

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