Product life cycle – from world sourcing and product mapping to end-of-life disposal.
Thursday 3rd December 2015; 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue was provided by:
Tracey Rawling Church – Head of CSR, Kyocera Document Solutions UK
Mark Shayler – Director, Ape
Tracey Rawling Church
Ever since it was founded in 1959, KYOCERA’s corporate value system has always been rooted in an ethical and sustainable approach to business, a philosophy which has become increasingly relevant in recent years. Tracey Rawling Church joined the company in 1993, attracted by the opportunity to work on its pioneering ECOSYS resource-efficient laser printer range. As PR manager, she was responsible for the campaign that beat the launch of Windows 95 to the award for best technology campaign. Moving on through product management and marketing communications, she became Director of Brand and Reputation in 2008 and Head of CSR in 2012. As a result of her work for KYOCERA on promoting sustainable business practice, she has become a regular contributor to seminars and conferences on sustainability, CSR and the circular economy. She is a trustee of Connect Reading, a member of the 10:10 board and represents the local business community on the Reading Climate Change Strategic Partnership. In 2014 Tracey was awarded Sustainability Executive of the Year in the Businessgreen Leaders Awards.
Tracey is a pragmatic environmentalist who believes that enlightened businesses have both the ability and the responsibility to drive our evolution towards a more equitable and sustainable society and embraces the commercial opportunities that this presents. She is also a strong advocate for values-centred business and guest lectures on that topic for Henley Business School.
Tracey lives in Reading with her husband and teenage son and enjoys cooking, dancing and yoga.
Mark Shayler changes the way businesses think and work. Part environmental crusader, part executive coach, part creative director, and part designer. He’s been working on green stuff and innovation, developing better products and improving business since 1989. He works with massive clients like Nike, Coca Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Samsung, Colgate, Mars, RS Components and some really small clients too. He has used eco-design and innovation to save his clients over £120 million. He runs a project called Rebel Cell that sees start-ups built inside large organisations. He is author of “Do Disrupt: Change the status quo or become it” and is a founding partner of the Do Lectures. He works in schools as a STEM Ambassador and he works in Universities to help students find their potential. He is a key lead in the RSA’s Great Recovery events, is a Design Council design associate, a Manufacturing Advisory Service advisor, and a Virgo. He keeps ducks, chickens and children (but not against their will).