ECOTEC Sustainability Training Presentation by XZ1LpIz

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									                Welcome

Sustainable Development in ESF
           Workshop

South East, 26th February 2010

This project is part-financed by ESF Technical Assistance
Introductions


• Chris Walker – ECOTEC
• Ian Heptonstall – Action Sustainability
Purpose of the Day


  To raise awareness of sustainable development and
   enable you to mainstream sustainable development

  - Introduce approach
  - Practical experience
  - Statutory requirements
Agenda

•   10:30   Introduction and Welcome
•   10:35   Sustainable Development
•           The Big Picture (Action Sustainability)
•           ESF Requirements, (Ecotec)
•           Q&A
•   11:35   Tea and Coffee (10 minutes)
•   11:45   Policy Assessment Tool Exercise
•   12:15   LUNCH
•   13.00   Flexible Framework Implementation Plan Exercise
•   14:15   Tea / Coffee break (10 minutes)
•   14.25   Good Practice, Feedback and Learning Points
•   14:45   Close
Common Approach for SD & EOs:

  - ESF Requirement for Policy and Action Plan
  - ‘Flexible Framework’ approach
  - Continuous improvement
The Big Picture
What is Sustainability?                        Economic


• “Development that
  meets the needs of the
  present without
  compromising the                      Equitable              Viable
  ability of future
  generations to meet
                                               Sustainable


  their own needs”                                  Bearable

   -   Brundtland Definition


                               Social                                   Environmental
Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change
• CO2 levels highest for
  650,000 years
• Climate change
  “unequivocally”
  happening
• Global temperature will
  rise between 1.8oC and
  4oC in the next century,
  worst case 6.4oC
• In the worst case,
  Trafalgar Square would
  be under water
Stern Report
A few carbon teasers ....



 Which has the
                                   14
 bigger carbon                     Feb

 footprint…?


                      From Kenya         From Holland
• How big is his?
   - What proportion of
     global emissions is the
     UK responsible for?
       - 2%
       - 17%
       - Both
       - None of these
       - It depends
• How big is theirs?
• How big is theirs?

  Virgin Atlantic – 4.8M
  Tonnes/annum
  BAA – 3M
  M&S – 6M
  Olympics – 5M (maybe)
  Drax power station – 23M




        What makes up your organisation’s carbon footprint?
It’s not just about carbon!
•   Resources
     - If the whole world lived like Western Europe we would need 3
        planets resources to sustain life
•   Inequality
     - 25% of London’s Black Caribbean community is unemployed
        compared to 2.5% of the Indian community
     - 25% of the UK population has a physical or mental disability
     - 3.8M children were living in poverty in the UK in 2005/6
•   Health
     - UK childhood obesity is increasing at the same rate as the USA,
        we are breeding a generation that will have a shorter life
        expectancy than their parents
     - Average male life expectancy in Tower Hamlets is 7 years shorter
        than Kensington
•   Waste
     - Landfill capacity is likely to be non-existent within 7 years
The challenge
        What is Sustainable Procurement?
                                   •“Sustainable Procurement is a process whereby organisations
                                   meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way
                                   that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of
                                   generating benefits to society and the economy, whilst minimising
                                   damage to the environment”.
                                    • Sustainable Procurement should consider the environmental,
                                    social and economic consequences of:

                                   • Design;
                                   • non-renewable material use;
                                   • manufacture and production methods;
                                   • logistics;
                                   • service delivery;
                                   • use; operation; maintenance;
                                   • reuse; recycling options; disposal;

                                   • ... and suppliers' capabilities to address these consequences
                                   throughout the supply chain.”
Procuring the Future – June 2006
The challenge to buyers, contract managers
and contract monitoring officers and providers

“Using procurement to
support wider social,
economic and
environmental objectives,
in ways that offer real                Sir Neville Simms
                                       Chairman
long-term benefits”.                   Sustainable Procurement Task Force



                  How can DWP support
                 sustainability objectives?
Why?
 “Future generations will
 neither excuse or forgive us
 for ignoring the signals we
 see today. They will not
 accept that it is too difficult
 or too costly to keep our
 economic aspirations in
                                   Sir Neville Simms
 balance with the impact on        Chairman
 the environment and the           Sustainable Procurement Task Force
 effect our decisions will
 inevitably have on society.”
The Benefits of being sustainable
       Employee                                Stakeholder
       expectations           Brand             demands



                                                       Customer
Benchmarking
                                                     requirements




 Reputation
                         Sustainable
                           S ustainable          Licence to
                           P r ocur em ent
                         Procurement               Operate




                                                        Legislation &
   Risk
                                                          Standards
management
                          Performance

          Business
          efficiencies                       Impact Reduction
Some sustainable successes


• Zero waste prison
  mattress
   - Market leading initiative
• M&S Plan A
  -   Vision
  -   Leadership
  -   Research
  -   Marketing led
  -   Delivery?
Policy / ESF Response
1.   Global
2.   EU
3.   National
4.   CFOs
5.   Statutory Requirements
6.   Issues
1. Global
                    2. EU / ESF

• EU SD Strategy (Updated 2006)
• Regulatory requirement to promote SD - threat of
  claw back!
• ‘Cross Cutting Theme’ (Horizontal & Vertical)
• ITM ‘Skills for Climate Change’
• National SD Sub Committee
• ESF Guidance Manual
    SD in the New Programme (2007-13)
•    Jobs & skills main drivers of ESF activity; emphasis on
     environmental aspects of SD
•    Implementation via: tender specifications, project
     appraisal, project delivery
•    CFOs responsible for selecting projects to promote
     SD, monitoring, identifying good practice
•    Projects required to have SD Policy &
     Implementation Plan
       Verification & Audit
- Article 13
- DWP Auditors (RAD)
- European Court of Auditors
- National Audit Office
- European Commission Auditors
‘Forensic’ approach & clawback
       3.National Policy Agenda
• UK Govt. SD Strategy ‘ Securing the Future’ (March 05)
• Focus on ‘leading by example’ through sustainable
  procurement
• All Govt depts. Required to integrate SD into decision
  making and to produce SD strategy
• SD Commission and Department for Energy and Climate
  Change
• Climate Change Act (Oct ‘08) and legally binding target
  to reduce carbon emissions by 34% by 2020
4.CFOs
•   LSC SD Strategy ‘From Here to Sustainability’ (2005)
•   ‘SORTED’ – free on-line SD resource for providers in
    FE + Partner Forum
•   DWP SPIG & SPRAM
•   LAAs
       5. Statutory Requirements
•   Environmental Permit (from April ’08) for waste
    management and pollution control
•   WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
    directive

Onus on provider to prove you are satisfied (e.g. check
    with local authority)
Issues:
               Issues: Scope

Marketing /                                  Large / Multiple
   PR                                        Locations CMs
                                              / Providers?
                   Provider




                  ESF Project



    S/C                                  Sub Contractor

              Sub Contractor




              P A R T I C I P A N T S?
                            Further Information
•   http://europa.eu/index_en.htm
•   http://www.esf.gov.uk
•   http://www.esf.gov.uk/info_for_cfo_and_projects/sustainable_development_in_th
    e_new_esf_programme.asp
•   http://www.dwp.gov.uk/sus-dev/
•   http://www.lsc.gov.uk/providers/esf-procurement/
•   http://www.eauc.org.uk/sorted/lsc_strategy
•   (WEEE) http://www.environment-
    gency.gov.uk/business/1745440/444663/1106248/2028318/?version=1&lang=_e
•   http://intralink/1/corp/sites/finance/ced/procurementguidance/dwp_m304613.as
    p#TopOfPage
Break
Sustainability impacts
• Exercise 1 – 10 minutes
  - Work in pairs/ on your table
  - What are the greatest sustainability impacts that
    your organisation has?
  - Please prioritise these according to the size/
    scale of the impacts.
Examples of Sustainability impacts
• CO2:
   - Energy use in venues and offices
   - Transport, staff and materials
• People
   -   Equality & diversity
   -   Labour standards
   -   Increasing skills
   -   Local community benefits & risks
• Waste
   -   Legal compliance
   -   Reduction of waste
   -   Recycling & re-use
   -   Use of recycled materials
 Provider evaluation & development

 We
             Policy                          Evaluation            Evaluation
are
              tool                              tool                  tool
here



  Evaluate            Discuss                                        Compliance
                                     Provider             Action
  provider            provider                                       monitoring
                                 Self-assessment           plan
   policy              policy                                           tool




                                 Review
       Another Provider: Apr 09 – Oct 09
            Sustainable Procurement Evaluation Overall score                         Sustainable Procurement Evaluation Overall score



100%                                                                     100%

80%                                                                      80%

60%                                                                      60%

40%                                                                      40%

20%                                                                      20%

 0%                                                                       0%
       People       Policy       Process      Suppliers        Results          People       Policy       Process      Suppliers        Results
Assessing a provider's SD Policy


• Exercise 2 – 20 minutes
  - Read through the sample policy provided
  - Work in the main group to agree a score
Lunch
What you can do to meet the
  sustainability challenge

        www.actionsustainability.com
Sustainability Tools

• Policy Assessment Tool
   - Basic checklist, highlights areas for improvement
• Flexible Framework Action Plan Tool
   - Self-assessment tool
   - Not an Action Plan in itself!
   - Helps improve Action Plan, probes and generates
     recommended actions
       The Flexible Framework
                                                     Lead



                                           Enhance
Ambition




                                Practice
                        Embed

           Foundation


                                Time
The Flexible Framework Elements
•   People
•   Policy, strategy and communications
•   Procurement process
•   Engaging suppliers
•   Measurement and results
                Foundation   Embed     Practice   Enhance   Lead
SPTF Flexible
 Framework
                 Level 1     Level 2   Level 3    Level 4   Level 5



   People



   Policy,
 Strategy &
Communicati
     ons


Procurement
  Process



  Engaging
  Suppliers



Measurements
 & Results
Provider evaluation & development


              Policy                          Evaluation            Evaluation
               tool                              tool                  tool



   Evaluate            Discuss                                        Compliance
                                      Provider             Action
   provider            provider                                       monitoring
                                  Self-assessment           plan
    policy              policy                                           tool




                                  Review
Flexible Framework Action Plan
• Exercise 3 – 40 minutes
  - Work in pairs/ on your table
  - Using the populated Flexible Framework Section on
    your table, please review the provider’s input and
    scores.
  - Work together to record questions that the provider
    may be asked by the CM/ CMO and formulate some
    SMART actions to improve the provider’s
    sustainability performance.
Feedback, Learning Points & Conclusions
Purpose of the Day


 To raise awareness of sustainable development
    and enable you to mainstream sustainable
                  development

  - Introduce approach
  - Practical experience
  - Statutory requirements
       Thank You
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