Symposium 2014

The Maturing of Sustainability Management: From Compliance to Sustainable Success

Best Practices in Corporate & Product Sustainability

PE INTERNATIONAL is hosting its 5th annual Best Practices Symposium under the title “The Maturity of Sustainability Management”, -  A high-profile knowledge sharing event attended by thought leaders, sustainability managers and business professionals who congregate to share how sustainability management adds real value to their organizations and the environment.

What can you expect? Inspiration, expert knowledge share and pragmatic advice

As momentum grows, the sustainability market is on the path to maturity and with it sustainability management practices and tools are advancing.

During the day, you can expect inspiring presentations, roundtable discussions and an open atmosphere with excellent networking opportunities.


The event will help identify best strategies and their implementation to deal with sustainability challenges – at different maturity stages. Companies can leverage the event to help weigh up the advantages - adopt tentative compliance and risk mitigation strategies or embrace full sustainable business integration leading to transformation.

Insight and advice from compelling Speakers

We’re proud to announce that the PE Symposium event is already being supported by a number of inspiring speakers whose thought leadership and insight support leading players and organizations across industry and the globe.

Key Note with John Elkington

John is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development and writes a weekly column for the Guardian Sustainable Business website. He is currently the Founding Partner of Volans, a future-focused business working at the intersection of the sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation movements.


Key speakers

John will also be joined by a number of other exceptional speakers from The Landmark Group of Builders, Technische Universität Berlin, Volkswagen, Amcor Flexibles, Assa Abloy, Henkel, Zumtobel Group, Siemens, Kimberly-Clark, SAFT, Jaguar - Landrover, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel and Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Topical Breakout sessions

This year besides the plenum we are offering an additional three break-out sessions:


Product Environmental Footprint: How does Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) impact LCA practice? We will share with you first hand experiences and opinions from the perspective of the Commission, participants in the first round of pilot projects and industry players participating in voluntary activities. You will meet with experts from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel and SAFT who will share their insights & views.


Corporate Sustainability: How to create tangible business benefits throughout the value chain? Learn from experienced sustainability leaders at Jaguar Land Rover, Kimberly-Clark and Siemens. They will share their experience in developing strategies, in implementing management programs and in working with specific sustainability approaches and solutions.


Materials & Compliance Management: We will present real use cases and show how real-time materials and compliance management helps to reduce time to market, risks and cost in the product development process. Learn directly from Siemens PLM, HD Solutions and PE INTERNATIONAL about the journey and get key information about the different stages: Tools, data and integration into tools, implementation and application.

Business Benefits

The event will help you identify your position on the sustainability performance spectrum, which at the leading edge can provide:


Greater brand and product preference


Reduced operating costs and  business risk


Increased ability to capitalize on market opportunities


Increased shareholder value


Why attend?

PE Symposium attendees will…


  • Learn about the latest trends and relevant developments in sustainability
  • Hear from other businesses about real life challenges and solutions to sustainability issues
  • Network with key sustainability figures from inside and outside PE
  • See in-depth details in topical breakout sessions
  • Be informed about PE’s future solutions roadmap and direction

In cooperation with


The symposium is a carbon neutral event

Participants 2014

3M | ACCIONA Infrastructure | ACERINOX S.A. | adidas | Alcoa | Amcor | Assa Abloy | Associated Press of Pakistan, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting | Audi | Autoneum Management AG | BASF SE | Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. | Beiersdorf | bifa Umweltinstitut | BMW | Boehringer Ingelheim | Bombardier | Boots | Bosch | BRITA | British American Tobacco | Brose Fahrzeugteile | Buckman International | Cape Peninsula University of Technology | Carbon Disclosure Project |  Constantia Teich | CROWN Packaging | Daimler | DEKRA | Desso | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen - DGNB e. V | Dow Corning | Dräger Safety | Dupont | Ecomatters | eCapital | ENEA | ERKE Sustainable Building Design Consult | Esselte Leitz GmbH | Evonik | Faurecia | Fraunhofer ICT | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT | Free University of Berlin - BC CARE | GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft | Geberit | Giesecke & Devrient  | Gimv | Georgia-Pacific | HD Solutions | Henkel | Hermann Bantleon | Honeywell | Implenia Schweiz AG | Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover | International Center for Food Chain and Network Research | Int. Platinum Group Metals Assoc. | Jaguar Land Rover | John Deere | Johnson Controls | Johnson & Johnson | Johnson Matthey | Juteks | Kärcher | Kingspan Insulation | KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technolgy | Knauf Insulation | Landmark Group of Builders | Lappeenranta University of Technology | Lekkerland | Linde | Lindner Group | Looije Agro Technics | LM Wind Power | M+W Germany GmbH | METTLER TOLEDO | Metso | Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development | Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. | Munich Re | Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Novo Nordisk | Petrobras | Philips | Porsche AG | Reimers + Partners | Renaissance GBR | Renault | Repsol | REXAM PLC | Rio Tinto | Saint-Gobain | SAFT | Sandvik Materials Technology | Sasol | SBD | SEB Asset Management | Siemens AG | Siemens PLM Industry | Siemens Industry Software | SKZ - Das Kunststoff-Zentrum | Stevens Institute of Technology | Sustainable Apparel Coalition | Tetra Pak | Teva ratiopharm | The Danish Road Directorate | Toyota Motor Europe | TU Berlin | TU Dresden | TU DELFT | TÜV Rheinland | UK CARES | Umicor | UNB | Union Investment | Universität Hohenheim | University of Brasília | University of California, Berkeley | UPM Raflatac | Verdantix | Visscher-Caravelle | Volans | Volkswagen | Wacker Chemie AG | WESSLING | Whirlpool | World Steel Association | Zouk Capital | Zumtobel