Free Webinar: Incorporating BS8001 Circular Economy to develop resource efficiency and waste minimisation techniques

In association with the Food and Drink Federation, SLR is hosting a free webinar titled: Incorporating BS8001 Circular Economy to develop practical resource efficiency and waste minimisation techniques throughout the organisational value chain.

Hosted on the 3rd of December, you can register for the free webinar at:

Cost reduction and manufacturing efficiencies are a key objective of all food and drink companies. Raw material cost, production optimisation and waste minimisation are significant factors which influence the ability of organisations in achieving and continually improving this objective.
The environmental sustainability agenda continues to develop at pace for food and drink sector organisations, including in areas which align with resource efficiency and waste minimisation issues. These include but are not limited to:

  • ISO 14001:2015 requirements for life cycle thinking and management of outsourced processes;
  • ISO 20400:2017 Sustainable Procurement – Guidance
  • Supermarket environmental frameworks and supply chain requirements
  • Courtauld commitment and other trade body commitments
  • UK Government Environmental Strategy: A Green Future - Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment
  • BS8001: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations – guide

Many studies have shown the true cost of waste to be in the order of 5-15 times the cost of disposal, and it is important to be mindful that in order to realise these savings, focus needs to be given to opportunities that design out waste or recover waste products for beneficial use (i.e. Anaerobic Digestion). It is also important to be mindful that global mega-trends (i.e. population increase, rising middle class, climate change, resource scarcity, security of supply etc.) are increasingly influencing both demand and supply side resource management strategies.

In order to fully identify, draw through and manage the range of risks and opportunities related to resource efficiency.
This webinar will take a practical walk through of the core requirements of the guide BS8001: Circular Economy, and how the guide can support organisations in managing resources and waste more efficiently. Case studies and practical examples (such as waste mapping and cost analysis) will be used to highlight the steps that food and drink organisations can take to implement a long term resource efficiency project that involves input and defined actions from the entire organisational value chain. The session will also include commentary on other relevant standards and guides such as those listed above, to support organisations in aligning their environmental sustainability objectives and programmes.

Who should attend
The session will be useful for environmental and sustainability advisors, coordinators and managers, and also the senior management team as part of strategic resource management considerations.

For any queries please contact Colin Malcolm at