Ben Murray- Managing Director, Carbon Smart

  • Ben founded Carbon Smart to help businesses take on the challenge of sustainability in the 21st century. He has been working in sustainability and business efficiency for over 19 years and has worked with many public and private organisations, leading wide ranging programmes to achieve performance improvements, behavioural changes and sustainable results. He is a well-known and sought-after member of the sustainability community in the UK. Ben oversees Carbon Smart’s major client engagements, helping senior managers develop business focused strategies to address sustainability challenges. He leads our Responsible supply chain practice – helping global businesses to identify and address social and environmental impacts in supply chains.

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    Tackling social risk in the food & beverage’s packaging industry

    With the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015, designed to encourage transparency in supply chains, businesses are required to investigate and report on such risks publicly. Food packaging is often overlooked when it comes to the ethical sourcing debate, yet this is a sector that must get to grips with detecting, managing and mitigating the risks of modern slavery. The social, environmental and reputational impacts associated with these risks are elevated and require serious attention and immediate action by businesses in this sector. This session provides on overview of the packaging sector, what are the risks and barriers and what businesses can do to address social risk in their supply chain.

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