Mark Reynolds, account director at The Carbon Trust and a new judge for The Logistics Awards in 2017 - brought to you by SHD Logistics - answers our question on sustainability.
Kirsty Adams: Which industry – outside of logistics – could logistics operators learn from regarding sustainability?
Mark Reynolds: Sustainability leadership requires an organisation to take a holistic approach to managing its environmental impact. Most organisations will start by focusing on their own operations and setting appropriate targets to ensure that they are measuring reporting and reducing their impact. However this is standard practice today and leading organisations are now starting to look outside their own boundaries to their supply chain and their products and services, where up to 80% of emissions originate. Companies in some sectors have been doing this for a long time and are now starting to report significant progress. In the ICT Sector BT have set a goal for their products and services to deliver carbon savings of three times their own impact and in the FMCG sector Unilever have set a goal to become carbon positive by 2030.
Mark Reynolds, account director, Advisory Services
An experienced senior director and Cleantech professional with a blue chip management, sales and consulting background. Mark has worked on the management team for FTSE 100 corporates and also has valuable experience in managing and leading early stage companies in the Cleantech sector. He has expertise in several industry sectors and operational delivery and international experience. His experience has been built up through 10+ years in Cleantech in early stage and Global Corporates, underpinned by an Msc in Meteorology & Applied Climatology at the University of Birmingham. At the Carbon Trust, he is account lead for the Utility, ICT and Transport Sectors and leads market strategy and business development in these sectors- with a focus on consulting services and energy efficiency. His previous roles in Cleantech were at Johnson Controls where he was a founder member of the management team for the European Energy Solutions business and also in management roles for early stage UK based start-ups in the Cleantech sector.
To enter the Awards in 2017 visit www.shdlogistics.com/awards
Venue: Grange St. Paul's Hotel
Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Entry to Awards opens: 3 March 2017
Entry to Awards close: 19 May 2017
Contact: Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7017 7122
To enter visit: www.shdlogistics.com/awards