Sustainable Business Series: Managing your Organisations Waste

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Date: 11/10/2023

Division: GBCC

Venue: Online

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Failure to properly dispose of waste is toxifying our green spaces, damaging our living standards and polluting our oceans. The importance of better disposing of waste has therefore never been greater.

Evidence continues to show the worsening state of our natural environment. For example, as highlighted by the Rivers Trust, no rivers are considered as passing good chemical health or good overall health. Similar evidence is highlighted in research produced by the UN. In a report titled ‘From Pollution to Solution’ it’s stated that currently, plastic accounts for 85% of all marine litter. By 2040, this figure will be expected to triple, adding 23-37 million metric tons of waste into the ocean annually. These figures highlight the importance of managing the waste we produce.

This webinar will look to highlight best practise in managing your organisations waste and the broader socio-economic benefits this process will bring about.

why attend?

      • Understand the importance of disposing waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
      • Understand best practise in waste management and recycling.
      • Understand the value that can be created in recycling waste.


10:00am: Event start 

11:00am: Event close


Vicky Hemming, Head of Food, The Active Wellbeing Society 

Vicky Hemming is passionate about making a difference to communities and the environment via food, following a move four years ago to the third sector.  Vicky also has seven years catering experience and over twenty years of high-level  FMCG business planning and management experience.  

Responsible for leading a food team for a charity that uses surplus food (food that is edible but would have otherwise gone in to the bin), to run four community cafes and a food truck, Vicky also manages many food projects designed around sustainability and feeding communities in need.  She is well placed to lead on a current food waste redistribution project across the city.  This also draws on her current experience as a voluntary co-director for Incredible Surplus, a Birmingham-based CIC that sources and resdistributes over 20 tonnes of surplus food a month.

Vicky is driven to improve people’s wellbeing and outcomes through food.  Her tenacity and ability to lead, collaborate, build relationships and deliver projects, combined with her love of food and people, enables her to spot opportunities and see them to fruition. 

Many transferable skills were developed through 16 years spent working in a senior demand planning management role at global food manufacturer Mondelez (formerly Cadbury), such as the ability to be able to see the big picture while also being detail-oriented where it counts with strong leadership skills.

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

To reserve your place and register today for this event, click the book now tab.

You can find other events as part of the Sustainable Business Series, by clicking here.

This event has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the Sustainable Business Series. The Sustainable Business Series is the GBCC’s flagship campaign on environmental sustainability aiming to share best practice, guidance and knowledge on the measures businesses can take, and commercial benefits of, progressing to net zero.

In 2023, the Series contains a series of events and webinars taking place throughout September and October, culminating with the Sustainable Business Series Conference in November. Additionally, throughout the campaign, the Chambers will be producing podcasts and publishing blog content.

The Sustainable Business Series 2023 is sponsored by University College Birmingham and LLoyds Bank thanks to who, all events and content as part of the Sustainable Business Series have been made free to delegates.

A link to the online webinar will be emailed out to you

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