Skills, safety and modern-day slavery

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Welcome: Setting the scene
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Editor
Materials Recycling World
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Rethinking the term “Good Talent” in times of the great resignation

Widening the talent pool has never been more crucial. As the sector faces a huge skills gap, which looks set to continue, it’s essential to start looking outside the traditional resourcing routes to find new talent.

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External Affairs Director
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
Head of Beam Recruit
Beam
Graduate Analyst
Zero Waste Scotland
Head of HR
Zero Waste Scotland
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Creating a work environment in which all talent can thrive

MH, D&I, Equality In times of the great resignation, keeping talent should be at the forefront of all HR policies. How can we create a work environment in which all talent can thrive?

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Lead Consultant and Managing Director
Bakare Barley
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Video broadcast

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Coffee / Screen Break
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Introduction: Future Skills Report

Future Skills Report - Results, Implications & Solutions Presentation

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Director
Intelisos
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Training & upskilling approaches - how to close the skill gap

Be inspired by different approaches being implemented in the sector, from recruiting talent fresh into the job market, to upskilling and training existing workforces to propel them and your company further.

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Director
Intelisos
Group Head of HR
Recycling Lives
Managing Director
Re-Gen Waste
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Transitioning Wales to zero waste by 2050: what we have learned so far

Wales is undoubtedly one of Europe’s highest-performing countries when it comes to recycling.

During this session, Corin Williams talks to Howard Davies to discuss the policies and measures the Welsh government has outlined as crucial to reaching these goals by 2050.

  • Why the Wales’ recycling programme is highly successful nationally
  • The Welsh government banning the building of any new waste-to-energy plants over the size of 10MW, and what this means for waste incineration nationally
  • What are the biggest challenges and priorities facing the Welsh government today in its ambition to become zero waste and carbon neutral by 2050?
  • The skills and workforce needed to achieve all the above
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Plastic Policy Manager
Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government
Editor
Materials Recycling World
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Video broadcast

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Lunch Break
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Introduction to Modern Slavery: Why the fight against it matters to the sector

What's been done? Where are we now, and what are the next steps that need to be taken?

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Editor
Materials Recycling World
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Modern Slavery: one year on

Reconomy share insights and opportunities for businesses that will help raise awareness and understanding of modern slavery across its stakeholders. Using examples of what Reconomy has been working on and the collaboration across the sector, that demonstrates positive progress.

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Head of Group Sustainability
Reconomy
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Video broadcast

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Modern Slavery Toolkit for the Recycling & Waste Sector - Practical steps you can take to protect your business

To tackle modern slavery in the recycling & waste sector, the Indirect Procurement Human Rights (IPHR) Forum has created the Modern Slavery Toolkit. What is it and how can it be used for your company, to safeguard employment supply chains? What can you do today to stand against modern slavery in waste and recycling?

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Accounts Director
Slave-Free Alliance
Head of Group Sustainability
Reconomy
Ethical Sourcing and Sustainability Manager
Co-op
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Coffee / Screen Break
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Educating employees on safeguarding the employment supply chain

Deep dive into Smart’s modern slavery journey and their approaches. You’ll hear practical tips on how to train internally, work with clients, and educate your supply chain. Learn how to future-proof your organisation’s journey into safeguarding the employment supply chain.

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HR Director
Environmental Support Services
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Green Jobs Delivery Group and creating the workforce of the future

Leaders from business, industry, trade unions and academia have been handpicked to act on upskilling and training the green workforce of the future. The governmental group will prove vital in creating and supporting up to 480,000 skilled well-paid green jobs by 2030.

Hear from the people directly involved in the delivery group to hear what this means for the waste industry. What is the framework? What is the plan in the immediate future?

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External Affairs Director
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
Director of Policy & External Affairs
Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)
Executive Director
On Pack Recycling Label
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Closing Remarks
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Editor
Materials Recycling World