Life cycle thinking in the chemical industry


Jonathan GibbardPractice Director - National Chemical Emergency Centre

Time & Location

Thursday: 12.15 to 12.30, Stage 2

About this presentation

Increasingly, businesses are seeking to understand the impacts of their products and services across the entire life cycle. Some need to know their environmental performance to meet regulatory requirements. Others are looking to gain a strategic advantage in green markets. Many are responding to their customers’ demands for greater sustainability, while a few are motivated by the cost savings that can be achieved through continuous improvements across the lifecycle.

Whatever your drivers may be, Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) is a powerful analytical method to guide your actions and deliver the greatest value to your business.

NCEC is supporting businesses across industry to unlock greater value from their products and processes and embed sustainability and security into their supply chains through strategic life cycle assessment (LCA). Over the past decade, we have developed a flexible approach to LCA which has delivered value for a diverse range of businesses ‘ from timber merchants and whisky distilleries to EV battery developers and manufacturers of ultra-high-performance super cars. Join this session to ‘ Learn how LCT and LCA can help businesses meet regulatory and market drivers, while generating greater value from their products or processes ‘ Dispel LCA myths and learn how to leapfrog perceived challenges to unlocking lifecycle performance ‘ Hear real-world case studies of how Ricardo has helped major businesses to benefit from LCT.

Speaker Bio

Jon is the Practice Director for NCEC, one of Ricardo Energy & Environment’s divisions. He oversees the strategic direction of the service, brokering new partnerships and networks worldwide to ensure the services and technical guidance provided to clients is equivalent to the highest international standards. Since joining in 2012, Jon has led significant change in NCEC, growing the team and customer base over the last 5 years and securing much internal investment (in people, technology and training) to ensure NCEC stays at the cutting edge of chemical emergency response and compliance. Jon leads the practice as well as managing many of the client relationships related to NCEC’s chemical emergency response service.