Free Webinars from Yordas Group

Free Webinar: Are you ready for the SCIP Database?

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 2–3 PM BST

Do you produce, import or supply a product that is placed on the EU market and contains SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern)? The SCIP database is a new requirement under the revised EU Waste Framework Directive. All companies placing products on the EU market must notify those containing SVHCs to this database from January 2021.

The SCIP database’s purpose is to reduce the amount of hazardous waste by supporting the use of safer replacement substances in manufacturing, improving the waste treatment process, and allowing authorities to monitor the use of hazardous substances.

The data requirements for the SCIP database are more extensive and complex than those of REACH Article 33 and require substantial amounts of information from the supply chain. This presents a huge challenge for industry.

Join us for this free webinar to learn how you can meet the requirements in the most resource-efficient manner here:

Topics covered in this webinar:

  • Background to SCIP
  • SCIP data structure and content
  • Referencing and Simplified Notification
  • Challenges
  • Yordas’ approach to SCIP

This webinar is Ideal for:

  • EU-based manufacturers, importers and suppliers of articles (i.e. products, component parts)
  • Suppliers based outside the EU may be affected indirectly so would also benefit
  • Industries: advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, electronics, consumer goods, retail

Your host:
Dr. Sandra Meijer, Principal: Product Stewardship, Yordas Group

Sandra is a recognised expert on chemicals management and product stewardship. She has extensive knowledge on how global chemicals regulations impact supply chains, with a particular expertise in the advanced manufacturing sector. Sandra is the key driver behind Yordas Group’s highly regarded Hive suite of regulatory compliance tools for industry, and the lead on SCIP services within Yordas.

Free Webinar: Management Systems and Auditing
Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 2– 3 PM BST
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 This webinar introduces the benefits of management systems and looks at the steps required to fulfil the ISO obligations, including the high-level commonalities, risk management and process approaches that underpin the various standards (ISO 9001, 14001, etc). We discuss systems integration, and whether, under particular circumstances standalone or integrated approaches are most suitable.

Lastly, we explore three types of audit, namely performance-based, product-based, and regulatory-based audits, and how they can support your management system objectives and drive continual improvement of your business outcomes.

 The session will cover:

  • Management System elements
  • What is the PDCA framework?
  • What is the process approach?
  • What is risk-based thinking?
  • How do I set objectives and targets?
  • The importance of supporting processes
  • Integrated Systems
    • The pros and cons of integration
  • Auditing basics and types
    • Performance Audits
    • Regulatory Audits
    • Product (Life Cycle) Audits

You should join us if
you’re planning to develop management systems and want to understand more about the standards and their commonalities for easy integration;

  • you are wanting to gain a greater understanding of management systems or audits;
  • you have an interest in systems auditing, particularly if you are seeking audits of your own systems.

The Host: Damon Waterworth

Damon leads the development and delivery of life cycle assessment (LCA), management system and auditing (MS&A) services at Yordas Group. He holds an MSc in Energy and the Environment from Lancaster University and a BSc in Geography from the University of Chester.

Free Webinar: Sustainable Chemicals Management – Utilising Green Chemistry

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 2–3 PM BST
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This webinar introduces the area of Green Chemistry and how this links to opportunities for Sustainable Chemicals Management. Incorporating sustainability vision into your material selection and manufacturing processes provides a range of different benefits that can result in a competitive advantage for your business.

In this webinar we will discuss common examples of Green Chemistry technologies and a method to assessing a range of products/substances based on sustainability criteria. Whether you are new to Green Chemistry or experienced in the area, join this informative webinar to get a jump-start to sustainable chemicals management.

Topics covered in this webinar:

  • The benefits of embracing sustainability vision within chemicals management
  • An introduction to Green Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry & LCA hybridisation
  • Examples of Green technologies
  • A discussion of the methodology behind a chemical/product assessment based on sustainability objectives

This webinar is ideal for:

  • Those who are not currently involved or aware of sustainable technologies.
  • Those who believe that they would be prepared to assess & potentially incorporate sustainable materials into their product portfolio.
  • Those who want to gain a greater understanding of Green Chemistry and environmentally sound products.

Your Host: Max Moseley, Chemistry Consultant, Yordas Group

Max is a chemist who drives the sustainable chemicals management services. He specialises in the field of green chemistry and also works on the characterisation of substances under REACH legislation. He has a Masters degree in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology from the University of York.

Free Webinar: Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment

Tuesday, 8 September 8 2020, 2–3 PM BST
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This webinar introduces Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), an environmental accounting tool that is gaining popularity as consumers and other interested parties become more environmentally-conscious. LCA provides organisations with a comprehensive understanding of their environmental impact and allows them to make informed decisions about how they can improve their environmental performance.

This webinar is Ideal for anyone looking to gain a basic understanding of LCA methodology, principles and applications.

By the end of the webinar you will:

  • Understand the methodology employed by LCA studies
  • Be aware of the data requirements and limitations
  • Appreciate the key benefits and challenges of undertaking an LCA
  • Identify the most suitable type of LCA based on your product goals or organisations needs
  • Understand how to communicate results effectively given data sensitivity and uncertainty challenges.

This webinar will cover:

  • Introduce the fundamental concepts of LCA and ISO 14040 standard methodology
  • Provide an overview of LCA benefits and applications
  • Discuss the different types of LCA and how they relate to study goals
  • Introduce hotspot, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis as a means to reach logical conclusions

Your Host: Damon Waterworth, Sustainability Consultant, Yordas Group

Damon leads the development and delivery of life cycle assessment (LCA), management system and auditing (MS&A) services. He holds an MSc in Energy and the Environment from Lancaster University and a BSc in Geography from the University of Chester.

Free Webinar: Sustainability Reporting for Chemical Using Industries

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 2–3 PM BST
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Sustainability reporting is becoming a business imperative. But how can you start from scratch? Gain the skills you need to create and share a compelling story about your organisation’s efforts towards achieving sustainable development with our upcoming training course.

What the session will cover:

  • Introduction to sustainability reporting for chemical using companies (regulatory and business drivers)
  • GRI Standards: introduction, structure, reporting principles
  • How to:
    • Identify material topics and their boundaries
    • Boost your stakeholder engagement efforts
    • Design an efficient data collection process
    • Present and compile information

Who should attend:

  • Anyone who has started thinking more strategically about corporate sustainability or is looking for ways to improve their processes including but not limited to:
    • Sustainability “starters”
    • Junior and professional sustainability reporters
    • Strategists -Marketing and communication specialists
    • Compliance managers
    • Anyone else who has a genuine interest and passion in how to transfer sustainability theory into practice