Day 1 Agenda
Chair Opening Remarks
OPTIMISNG ASSET MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING SYSTEMS IN RAIL, GOING BEYOND FINANCIAL FORCASTING TO UNDERSTAND THE REAL COST OF ASSETS
STRATEGIC OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: Best Practice Managing Your Own Assets, Finding the Right Suppliers, Implementing New Processes to Drive Asset Management and Sustainability Growth in Rail
• Best practice establishing close cooperation with suppliers to introduce new requirements on scope three reporting and emission reduction to realise your scope 3 targets
• Implementing systems to support the cooperation and transparency of data to improve sustainable decision making in line with your organisational targets
• What processes should operators and infrastructure be implementing and considering meeting sustainability targets in scope 1 & 2 in the short term
• How are rail companies building up the internal capability and resources to measure and visualize carbon emission in rail products
SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY, LOOKING LONG TERM BEYOND JUST COST TO MEET SCOPE 3 TARGETS
10:00 CASE STUDY: Reducing Scope 3 Value Chain Emissions, Commitment Plus Process Equals Transformation
Reducing Scope 3 Value Chain Emissions, Commitment Plus Process Equals Transformation
• What strategies are rail companies developing to reduce scope 3 emissions in the supply chain, improving procurement?
• The value of collaborating with suppliers to produce transparent and accurate data on the scope 3 emissions for all goods procured, knowing where it comes from and how it was produced?
• Building a common framework around standards and tools to help rail organizations and suppliers measure their sustainability progress and improve transparency of data from rail products in service.
• Reduce and reuse – prolong service life and reuse of products.
• What are other industries doing to measure their scope 3 emissions, what can rail learn from other asset intensive industries on their journey to becoming more sustainable?
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
PANEL DISCUSSION: Realising Scope 3 Targets, Implementing Strategies for Cooperation, Balancing the Trade-Off Between Sustainability, Cost and Delivery Timescales to Keep Operations Profitable
• Best practice establishing close cooperation with suppliers to introduce new requirements on scope three reporting and emission reduction to realise your scope 3 targets.
• Implementing systems to support the cooperation and transparency of data to improve sustainable decision making in line with your organisational targets.
• What processes should operators and infrastructure be implementing and considering, meeting sustainability targets in scope 1 & 2 in the short term?
• How are rail companies building up the internal capability and resources to measure and visualize carbon emission in rail products?
• Using data to drive insights, balancing the trade-off between sustainability, cost, and delivery timescales to keep operations profitable.
• Supply chain due diligence, setting minimum requirements for sustainability audits to increase accuracy and transparency in product data improve tracking of emissions within rail operations.
Case Study: Developing a Progressive Agenda to Guide the Development of a Climate Resilient Business at Southeastern
Southeastern, the passenger train operator for Kent and Southeast London, is developing a progressive agenda to guide their development of a climate resilient business. Their emerging work encompasses decarbonization, assessing the physical and transition impacts associated with climate change, improving their management of biodiversity along with reducing air quality impacts.
• Supporting wider decarbonization of the region through their emerging modal shift plan that will seek to encourage more people to switch from cars to their all-electric passenger trains.
• How driving change in the business by supporting communities you serve to decarbonize can help to achieve positive business outcomes.
• Working together to secure a thriving future for our railway and the communities we serve.
AUDIENCE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
AUDIENCE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Decreasing Consumption in All Aspects of Railway Operations to Drive Efficiencies, Prolonging the Service Life of All Assets to Reduce Cost and Deliver Sustainable Benefits in Rail
• Driving efficiencies in the service life of current assets rather than buying new products, what processes and technologies are operators implementing to maximise asset lifecycles
• Implementing predictive maintenance practices to reduce cost, parts, labour and energy consumption in infrastructure and rolling stock operations
• Should TSI’s be linked more to a sustainability criterion to limit unnecessary safety requirement changes to equipment and reduce standards driven obsolescence
• What solutions are infrastructure owner implementing to reduce energy consumption and cost of running their buildings including, heating and lighting
LUNCH NETWORKING BREAK
IMPLEMENTING NEW STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN RAIL
FIRESIDE CHAT: Reducing Energy Consumption in New Rolling Stock & Legacy Fleets, Working with OEMs to Develop New Solutions to Reduce the Energy Consumptions of Rolling Stock In Operations
• What are the limitations in introducing new technologies to improve the power consumption of legacy rolling stock, considering the investment time frames and return of investment on older fleets
• Improving systems designs, introducing driver assistance or ATO to improve braking and acceleration to reduce electricity consumption from rolling stock
• Working with suppliers to optimise spare parts management for fleet maintenance activities, improving recycling and re-use of materials and tackling the biggest contributor in reducing scope 3 emissions
• Ensuring quality of wheels and dampers and bogeys are in peak condition to reduce the levels of noise informational from rolling stock in normal operations
CASE STUDY: Optimising Design in New Building Projects, Civil Works, Collaborating with Suppliers to Develop Sustainable Production Processes to Reduce Embedded Carbon in Concrete & Steel
• How is the industry working with construction companies to develop more sustainable approaches to producing concrete, increasing volumes of recycled concrete available for construction projects?
• What are the challenges in producing low carbon steel, how do we reduce the embedded carbon in steel produced for use in building new railway tracks and renewal projects?
• What new processes and innovations are owners using to minimise the use of water on construction sites
• Changing the mindset of project planners to drive sustainability, introducing new industry standards to guide the use of materials in construction projects.
• Re-assessing standards and using new design techniques in new buildings and civil works projects, using alternative materials to improve asset life cycles reducing costly maintenance and tear downs.
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Are Infrastructure Owners Planning Investments in Renewables, Accessing the Benefits and Pay Back to Build a Business Case for Green Investment in Rail
• How owners using building stock energy audits, energy performance assessments to reduce their energy consumption to meet sustainability targets
• What the benefits and the payback for investing in self-renewal or renewables within the rail infrastructure network
• Intelligent use of IT equipment to reduce non-renewable resources, optimising power supplies and energy consumption to deliver big savings in energy efficiency
• How can infrastructure owners minimise routes clearance work even further to promote electrification of their networks
AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK
Part 1: INCREASING RECYCLABILITY AND RE-USE OF MATERIAL IN RAIL PRODUCTS TO DELIVER CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN RAIL SUPPLY CHAINS
CASE STUDY: 100% Circular Trains by 2030 – From Purchase, Use, Maintenance, Modernization, to End-of-Life
Ilse's presentation will explore how NS use circular design principles and have integrated circular requirements in the procurement of new trains. This strategic framework enables NS to significantly minimize the use of fresh raw materials and prevent future waste through smart resource management, astute maintenance practice and extending service life of assets. They have been able optimize the utilization and reutilization of their trains and their individual components. "If a train or component is at the end of its life, we look for a high-quality new destination. We believe that there is no such thing as waste!"
• 99% circular train modernization
• ‘harvesting’ 45-year-old EOL trains.
• Specifications for circularity for buying new trains (Eurospec)
PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing A Circular Economy for Waste Materials Including Spent Ballast, Redundant Rails, Signalling Equipment, Trains, Stations or CND Waste Products from Renewals and New Building Projects
• how can we build circularity into spent ballast redundant rails and CND waste products increase circularity and more beneficial reuses within the railway environment
• Is there a market for concrete sleepers other than crushing them, what can be done to improve the secondary use of ballast if they're not suitable for a railway application
• Improving the circular economy for lineside assets, what are the re-use applications for the materials from signalling equipment and cabling when considering these materials might also be obsolete
• What can rail learn from other industries in improving material re-use and reducing carbon in big construction projects to improve sustainability
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