Optimising Costs Through Sustainable Operations

Cost-reductionTraditionally companies aiming to cut operational expenditure have targeted areas such as labour costs or have reduced production output in a bid to make savings.

However cutting labour costs aggressively can undermine vital capability, while constantly trimming production can hinder a company’s ability to meet demand.

One area of operational expenditure that has been largely overlooked, but which has substantial potential to deliver savings, is the cost and use of indirect materials and resources, such as water, energy, maintenance and hidden value in assets.

Beyond price, there are further financial considerations associated with buying and using these key resources. Energy efficiency is already a well-established part of the corporate and social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability agenda. Businesses committed to safeguarding their reputation for corporate responsibility – and the commercial value attached to that – have no option but to meet the challenge of developing sustainable operations.

Day 2 - 17th November

10:30 - 11:00

How to Win an Investment Approval from your Board

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11:10 - 11:40

Enrich Not Exploit (It’s in our hands)

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  • Simon Locke International Environmental Sustainability Manager - The Body Shop International
11:50 - 12:20

BIFM’s Sustainability Survey 2016: Where are we 10 years on?

BIFM’s annual sustainability survey looks at the way that the FM profession is coping with and tackling the increasing demand... Read More »


12:30 - 13:00

Energy for Londoners – Making London a resilient, sustainable and resource efficient city


The Mayor of London works to make London a more resilient, sustainable and resource efficient city, where businesses want to... Read More »


  • Alex Hobley Senior Project Officer – Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy) - Greater London Authority
  • Kore Mason RE:NEW Programme Director - Greater London Authority
  • Virginie Caujolle-Pradenc RE:FIT Programme Director - Greater London Authority
15:10 - 15:40

Securing a yes from your CFO for your Energy Management Business Plan: DSR Case Study


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