Business Leaders To Share Information On Business Climate

Upcoming Sustainable Manufacturing Summit will focus specifically on manufacturing operations; will include GE, Subaru, Johnson Controls, Kimberly-Clark, Caterpillar, Frito-Lay, GM, Interface, and General Mills, among others

With only three weeks to go, leading manufacturers are gearing up to share their climate strategies at the inaugural Sustainable Manufacturing Summit on April 8-9 in Chicago.

Sustainability experts from GE, Dell, HP, IBM, Philips, Subaru, Johnson Controls, Kimberly-Clark, Cadbury Schweppes, Sharp, Caterpillar, Frito-Lay, GM, Patagonia, Interface, and General Mills will be participating in the summit, which will examine climate impact at every stage of the manufacturing process.

With over 250 attendees expected, the Summit marks the first time such a large group of global manufacturers have convened to discuss sustainability and climate response.

Highlights of the upcoming summit include:

  • Over 50 speakers from top companies (such as GE, Dell, HP, IBM, Philips, Honeywell, Subaru, Johnson Controls, Kimberly-Clark, Cadbury Schweppes, Sharp, Caterpillar, Frito-Lay, GM, Patagonia, Interface, and General Mills)
  • Participants from key climate policy and regulatory organizations (such as Ceres, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Environmental Defense, the EPA's Climate Leaders, the Pew Center on Climate Change, Nescaum, and Energy Star for Industry)
  • Sessions covering the most critical climate issues for this sector (such as climate-friendly product development, operational response, sustainable supply chains, and waste management)
  • An overview of international regulatory and policy changes effecting North American manufacturers including China's climate stance

Attendees will include corporate directors of sustainability, environmental management, energy, corporate social responsibility, product development, and supply chain management.

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