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The carbon agenda


The carbon agenda 

The carbon agenda

Exclusive to CIPS members and free to attend.Achilles logo

CIPS have teamed up with Achilles to bring you the latest thinking and solutions surrounding 'carbon'.

The event takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday 25 January 2012 in central London.
A drinks reception will bring the event to a close, providing you with networking opportunities with other CIPS members.

Presentations took place throughout the day, they can be viewed by clicking on the links below:


Fergus McReynolds

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Jonathan Churchman

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Q & A

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Date: Wednesday 25 January 2012
Venue: 15 Hatfields
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person


Bookings are no longer being taken for this event


The event is open to all CIPS members and is free to attend.

This highly informative event will be of particular interest to anyone who is involved in any legal aspects surrounding procurement issues.

It also provides excellent opportunity to network with fellow CIPS members, during the coffee breaks and post-event drinks reception.


1.15pm Registration and networking
2.00pm Welcome and introduction

Sustainability for procurement professionals; opportunities and challenges.

Fergus McReynolds - Senior Climate and Environment Policy Adviser, EEF The Manufacturers' organisation

Fergus will be presenting an overview of sustainability, and why it is important to businesses today. He will discuss key points on what a sustainable approach means to business and specifically, the procurement professional.

Jonathan Churchman Davies - Sustainability and Renewable Resource Director, May Gurney Integrated Services Plc.

Jonathan will be discussing the organisational issues of implementing a sustainability focus within an organisation. He will discuss the barriers to sustainability and how these can be overcome as well as the opportunities of sustainability and how to realise them.

3.15pm Coffee break and networking

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Facilitated break-out sessions
Facilitated by Achilles:
Glenn Cargill, Joanna Santander and Stephen Smith

Collaboration - carbon within the supply chain and within industry

Procurement challenges regarding carbon

Best practice in carbon certification

4.30pm - 5.00pm Breakout session feedback and event wrap-up
5.00pm - 6.00pm Drinks reception and networking
6.00pm Event closes

CIPS strives to keep the details in the above programme up-to-date, however we do reserve the rights to make changes to the programme if necessary.


Fergus McReynolds
Senior Climate & Environment Policy Advisor

Fergus McReynolds is a Senior Climate & Environment Policy Advisor for EEF and has worked in climate and environment policy for a number of years.

He graduated from the University of Warwick with a Masters in Chemistry in 2004 and has previously worked in the food industry. He has managed sector Climate Change Agreements and was instrumental in the setting up of the environmental target setting project, the Dairy Roadmap in the UK. He has sat on various Government and industry advisory panels in the UK and abroad.

Fergus leads for EEF on issues related to Emissions Trading, Climate Change Agreements, and industrial regulation. He is also currently developing EEF’s recommendations for Government on growing a green economy.

Jonathan Churchman-Davies
Sustainability and Renewable Resource Director
May Gurney Integrated Services Plc. 

In 2011 Jonathan joined May Gurney Integrated Services plc as their Sustainability and Renewable Resources Director, with a remit to integrating the sustainability elements of their environmental management, business improvement and business strategy processes.

With a degree in materials science, Jonathan started his career with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell Laboratory in 1987 and spent 11 years in the engineering and manufacturing of ceramics and composites for aerospace and electronics applications. 

Immediately prior to joining May Gurney he was Head of Carbon Management for Serco Defence, Science and Nuclear Division and developed the Serco Group strategy for compliance with the CRC-EE Scheme and closely involved with Carbon Disclosure Project reporting.   During his time with Serco he was also Sustainability Manager for Serco Civil Government Division and in 2010 acted as sustainability manager to the MetOne consortium for the Sydney Metro project.

Stephen Smith - Achilles

Stephen is an environmental professional with over 20 years of environmental experience across a variety of roles, sectors, countries and regions.

Stephen’s environmental knowledge and experience covers a number of areas and includes carbon, sustainability, legal compliance, energy, environmental improvement and reduction, environmental management systems (Lead Auditor LRQA), CSR, liability management and M&A activity.

Stephen has applied carbon footprinting in a large scale multinational (Nortel Networks in EMEA) and currently verifies organisational carbon footprints against the international ISO standard, ISO 14064, for Achilles.

Glenn Cargill - Achilles

Glenn is Principle Verifier with Achilles for the carbonReduction programme. As Principle Verifier, he is responsible for the verification planning and auditing of companies as well as helping to ensure the scheme is harmonised with the requirements of the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

He graduated from the University of York with a Bsc in Chemistry. Prior to working for Achilles, Glenn gained extensive experience within the European Emissions Trading Scheme and Climate Change Agreements, where he was responsible for the verification of over 500MtCO2 in the UK.  He has also worked as a technical expert in the USA, Japan and Korea on various carbon reduction schemes.

Joanna Santander - Achilles

Joanna is Business Development Manager for Achilles' Carbon Reduction Programme and CEMARS certification.  She has gained extensive knowledge of the carbon measurement and management challenges faced by public and private sector organisations and the key part external verification can play to support carbon management strategies.

Joanna has also been closely engaged with the UK Utilities and Construction sectors to support their efforts to manage emissions from the upstream supply chain.


The event is open to all CIPS members and is free to attend.


15 Hatfields

Is a contemporary venue in the heart of London. Built in 2008, 15Hatfields offers state of the art facilities, excellent service and mouth-watering catering, guaranteeing you a 5 star event without a price tag to match.

15Hatfields is an environmentally friendly venue. If that’s important to you, you can find out more here.



Directions to 15Hatfields can be found here