Standards: Accelerating change toward a sustainable future

July 10
2:00 pm
 – 6:30 pm

What’s this event about?

Standards set out best practice in a very wide range of disciplines and subjects and as such are a powerful tool for helping businesses improve their competitiveness, resilience and societal contribution.

With that in mind this in-person event will use individual client case studies to illustrate how certain sustainability and digitization standards can be deployed to help your business accelerate change for the better. We’ll also look at how your organization can use standards to achieve long term health, safety and well-being.

Who should attend the event?

  • Anyone that is looking for ways to achieve net zero, protect them and their customers in a digital environment, prioritises their staffs safety and wellbeing or wants to grow their business in the UK and beyond.
  • Anyone that is looking to accelerate change in their organisation around the adoption of sustainable and digital practices.
  • Anyone that is looking to reduce risk associated with cyber-attacks, safety in the workplace, loss of customer base due to unsustainable practices or loss of market share to competitors.
  • Anyone looking to retain and attacked talent by: focusing on staff safety and wellbeing, developing sustainable practices.
  • Anyone looking to understand what the implications are around Brexit and international trade or looking to grow their business outside of the UK
  • Anyone wanting to understand how standards can help them hit Net Zero in their organisation

What will participants gain?

  • Information and insights on selected sustainability, digitization and OH&S standards
  • Help identifying the standards that can solve your organizational challenges
  • The opportunity to network with other local businesses
  • The opportunity to put your questions to BSI representatives


13:30 – 14:00 Registration

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome & Introduction

David Bell, Director of Standards Policy, BSI

14:10 – 14:45 Keynote speakers

Tim Robinson, COO, TechEast

Michael Wayne Bexton, Director of Environment and Sustainability, Nottingham City Council

14:45 – 15:45 Drivers of change and how can standards help your organization

15:45 – 16:30 Implementation: Executing a managed framework based on standards

16:30 – 17:15 Health, Safety and Wellbeing: achieving long-term organizational resilience by putting your people first

Kate Field, Global Head Health, Safety & Wellbeing

17:15 – 17:30 BSI Knowledge

17:15 – 18:30 Closing remarks and drinks reception

This event contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all, Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth, Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure, Goal 12 on responsible consumption and production, and Goal 13 on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.