With Ann Beavis, Crown Workspace
Moving and changing the workplace represents a strategic opportunity for organisations to take positive action towards ambitious carbon reduction targets.
How we use and produce everyday products needs to be addressed to achieve an estimated 45% of the reductions needed. Our existing resources represent a great opportunity to make savings, deliver social value and learn important lessons to feed into future product and service design.
Ann will talk about very practical ways organisations can achieve greater sustainability through changing their approach to sourcing products and services and will provide examples of outstanding practice with remarkable results.
Specialising in sustainable development, Ann played a key role in setting up a sustainable services division at Crown Workspace. Developing environmentally, socially and economically responsible workplace solutions for clients for the effective management and clearance of office furniture and IT equipment. In 2018 Crown Workspace acquired Premier Workplace Services and its sustainable division Premier Sustain.
She is a member of the IWFM Sustainability Special Interest Group committee and led the association’s recent work on social value. She also co-authored the IWFM Good Practice Guide on Recycling, Waste and Resource Management and sits on the BITC Circular Economy Task Force that helps drive circular economy practices across the UK and delivers sustainable guidance on environmentally, socially and economically sustainable workplace solutions for the effective management, storage, resale, refurbishment and recycling of office furniture and equipment. Ann co-authored the BIFM Good Practice Guide on Recycling and Waste Management, works with the BITC on The Circular Office Initiative and is a member of the BIFM, CIWM and CIM.