Day 2 Agenda
RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL PROCUREMENT, IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT AND DUE DILLIGENCE IN RAIL
CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS: Optimising Procurement and Specifications to Reduce the Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Rail Projects, Products and Services Over Their Whole Lifecycle
• Invitation To Tender: a critical step to assess a supplier's capability to support decarbonisation objectives and start influencing the industry standards.
• Prioritisation of packages with highest footprint, balance scorecard: weighting and questions about data sharing - example of SteelZero and ConcreteZero, initiatives that changes the industry.
• Contract management: the challenges of aligning carbon reduction with delivery performance fairly
• Enforcing procurement standards in contracts, incentivisation example of the X29 clause in NEC contract and the challenges of setting KPIs fairly across the scope of the work in a way which doesn't penalise innovation and change.
• Performance against decarbonisation objectives through delivery: the difficult arts of communication and engagement
• Shared learning, collaboration, 360 feedback, setting precedent consistently for future contracts.
• How do we assess suppliers, their sustainability performance and ensure conversion so that one supplier assessment score can be translated and compared to another supplier
• What contract models and procurement process are operators implementing to purchase technologies to reduce emissions
TAKING A STANDARDS DRIVEN APPROACH TO DELIVERING SUSTAINABILITY IN RAIL
CASE STUDY: Net Zero It’s a Journey
• Dft policy on Net Zero and decarbonising the Railway.
• The challenges
• The landscape on the way to Net Zero
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
CASE STUDY: BIM and Sustainability: How Building Information Modelling Can Help Achieve Green Goals
• Tracking component life cycles to determine the emissions related to every component, aligning asset management and sustainability within business processes.
• Converting technical documentation into a digital asset register to improve data analysis,
• Understanding true capacity and demand in your infrastructure to optimise business analysis and decision making.
• Optimising the interface between operators and infrastructure owners to increase data sharing and improve asset management leading to increase asset lifecycles and reduce cost in parts and labour.
• Incorporating tools to measure asset lifecycle emissions and social factors into your asset management systems, building the architecture to support decision making.
• Improving demand analysis using RCM methodologies for structured decision making and criticality analysis to identify what the business want to reduce spare parts stocks.
CASE STUDY: Component ID’s and The Link to Safety, Taking Systems Thinking Approach to Solving an Engineering Challenge, Implementing Material Passports In Rail To Improve Safety and Reduce Risk in Supply Chains
• How do you track a specific component from a specific supplier made up specific materials all the way through its lifecycle, examine how operators are introducing material passports in their supply chain
• Best practice incorporating Life Cycle Data System (ILCD’s) and Environmental product declaration (EPD) to build a digital product passport, improving sustainability and safety in rail
• Examine how operators and infra owners using component ID of their assets to improve digitalisations of business processes and availability of parts in rail
• Best practice working with the supply chain to introduce component labelling standards for rail products to enable standardisation and digitalisation of supply chain operations
CASE STUDY: What Lessons Can Rail Learn from Other Industries, Taking the Best Practices from Aviation, Utilities and Telecoms on To Find Quicker Paths to Sustainability in Rail
• What lessons can rail learn from industries like telecoms, utilities, automotive, aviation and I.T,
• Is it possible to implement successful strategies and standards from other industries to meet ambitious sustainability goals in rail
• How are other industries working with their supply chains to deliver transparency on scope 3 data
• What are the key lessons learned and insights discovered so far in Aviation and automotive in their journeys to becoming more sustainable forms of transportations
TOOLING INNOVATION SESSION, MEASURING CARBON EMISSIONS IN RAIL PRDOCUTS
CASE STUDY What New Tools Are Rail Organisations Using to Deliver Reliable Carbon Assessment Qualifications, Measuring Sustainability by Life Cycle Emissions to Determine the Real-Life Cycle Cost of Rail Products
• How are suppliers developing new tools for rail and other industries that allow companies to calculate the total cost of ownership including C02, understanding the real cost to the business of sustainability
• What different tools are rail companies using to measure, estimate and visualize the levels of carbon across the different operations of their business to be able to steer a clear path using these insights
• Best practice implementing tools for carbon assessments qualifications in rail to reduce embodied carbon, saving on capital and operational costs
• How are infrastructure owners using data from carbon assessment tools to drive insights in achieving NetZero emission to influence future designs and specifications in construction projects
LUNCH NETWORKING BREAK
OPERATOR CASE STUDY: High Speed Two: Implementing Tools and Technologies to Reduce Carbon on Our Journey to Net Zero
• How will HS2 advance the Net Zero transition?
• What is HS2’s Net Zero Carbon Plan?
• What tools and technologies are being implemented to manage and reduce carbon emissions as we deliver HS2?
CASE STUDY: Bridging Solutions to Help Rail Operators and Infra Owners Reach Legal Targets on Decarbonisation, DB’s Diesel Exit Program – Immediate climate action using HVO’s.
• How can trains operators reduce the effects of excessive noise pollution and vibrations in order to increase rail capacity and mobility whilst reducing the impact to the local community
• What solutions are operators implementing to reduce the levels of vibration from rolling stock in operations and improve the negative impact of rail for the community and environment.
• What is the impact of the increased frequencies of freight trains on the network in regard to noise pollution, is there more operators can do improve the frequencies and lower the impact of noise pollution
• How will the change from diesel to fully electric trains, batteries or hydrogen impact noise pollution in the future in shunting areas where trains are prepared and when the train is parked
EVENING NETWORKING BREAK
PANEL DISCUSSION: Rolling Out Electrification of The Entire Infrastructure, Implementing New Solutions to Reduce Embedded Carbon Impact and Cost of Electrification
• How are European Infrastructure owners rolling out electrification of their infrastructures to improve rail’s sustainable credentials, what are the challenges, timelines and impact to rolling stock operations?
• Strategies for reducing the carbon impact on electrification, how can rail make track renewals less carbon intensive to improve the sustainability credentials of electrifying the network.
• Overhead line structures, reducing the number of structures, recalculating some of the loads in the structures or using composite materials to make them more carbon efficient.
• What can the UK learn from other European countries who have a rolling electrification programme, would a small-scale rolling programme of electrification be more efficient for the UK?
• What new technologies are owners implementing to reduce cost and embedded carbon in electrifying rail infrastructures to encourage further expansion of electrifying the network?
Part 2: INCREASING RECYCLABILITY AND RE-USE OF MATERIAL IN RAIL PRODUCTS TO DELIVER CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN RAIL SUPPLY CHAINS
CASE STUDY: Improving Resources Efficiency and Encouraging Reuse of Assets on Rail Projects
• What strategies are rail operators and infrastructure owners implementing to reduce cost of waste management and the volumes of waste produced from maintenance, customers, and other sources?
• Aligning the Asset Management Process (AMP) and design and procurement decisions to reduce carbon across the whole life of the assets in the station.
• Opportunities around steel reuse: challenges between design aspirations and logistics and programme
• Material Passports: learning from the building industry to extend assets life.
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