Technical program

5 Main Themes in a 2-day conference

WASTE REDUCTION

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

WATER CONSERVATION

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

WASTE REDUCTION

The automotive industry is a resource-intensive industry, in addition, up to 80% of solid waste is generated during the manufacturing stage, thus best practices to prevent and manage waste are important to reducing overall environmental impact.

The CARES Summit provides an overview of techniques and implemented projects on how to reduce waste arising, reuse of materials, recycling, or/and the possibility to generating energy from direct combustion of waste, or the treatment of waste.

CARES is made for companies who have expertise in investigating and implementing an overall waste strategy with monitoring and targets for improvements.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy is consumed throughout all processes involved in manufacturing cars. Due to the complexity of different processes and technological differences, there are a wide range of potential options to increase plant-wide energy efficiency.

The CARES Summit provides an overview of best practice and implemented projects on how to reduce energy consumption as far as possible to consider the possibility to switch to a renewable source

CARES is made for companies who have expertise and real industry experience on implementing energy monitoring and management systems to increase the efficiency of energy-using processes.

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

The Automotive sector is a heavy consumer of other natural resources, using 80% of all the world’s rubber, a quarter of all aluminium produced and about 15% of the global steel market. Car manufacturing companies have been looking for material alternatives that produce less pollution to help transition towards carbon neutrality.

The CARES Summit provides an overview of techniques and implemented projects on how to reduce CO2 from materials, use materials with no or lower environmental impact taking into consideration the product quality requirements or specifications.

CARES is made for companies who have expertise and real industry experience on implementing the efficiency of resources-using processes and use of closing material loops in car manufacturing.

WATER CONSERVATION

In automotive production, water is needed for many processes such as cooling, air conditioning systems and in the paint shop. Production processes (other than the paint shop) and sanitary use can be a significant water-consuming factor.

The CARES Summit provides an overview of water-saving best practice and implemented projects in automotive manufacturing plants.

CARES is made for companies who have expertise and real industry experience on water management, wastewater and rainwater recycling.

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Social sustainability is about identifying and managing business impacts, both positive and negative on people, directly or indirectly. Automotive companies affect what happens to employees, suppliers in the value chain, customers and local communities, and it is important to manage community impact proactively.

The CARES Summit provides an overview of deployed project on labor practices: human capital development, work-life balance, training, talent management, employees satisfaction management etc.

CARES is made for companies who have implemented stakeholders and communities practices: supply chain code of conduct, strong health & safety standards at suppliers, HR policies that promote a safe workplace, customer relationship management, creation of jobs for local community, donations to local community projects.