Speakers 2016

8th - 9th March 2016

Kirstie McIntyre

Global Director, Environmental Operations, HP Inc, UK

Kirstie McIntyre is WW director for HP Inc’s social and environmental responsibility operations. Her remit covers all product and service-related environmental laws and market access compliance requirements on energy efficiency, chemical / material restrictions and end-of-life considerations. Her teams manage takeback and recycling for electronic hardware and consumables, the IT systems needed to support for reporting and disclosure and WW product compliance programmes. She liaises with Government, industry associates and peers, supply chain partners as well as business customers and consumers on sustainability regulations, recycling and other environmental aspects of HP's products. Kirstie also leads HP Inc's WW circular economy programme. She has worked for a number of years in the strategic development of end-of-life programmes for various companies in the electronics sector. She has an engineering doctorate in environmental technology and has published widely on sustainability and supply chain issues.

Presenting: Unlocking Hidden Business Revenue through the Circular Economy - 9 Mar 2016, 09:15

Addressing the product lifecycle approach to re-using goods, remanufacturing goods and remarketing used goods is not only a crucial key to unlocking the benefits of the circular economy but also adds sustainable value to your profit margin. Manufacturers produce millions of products and goods, often with a complex composition of materials. While manufacturers understand the opportunity of doing more with less, closing the loop on materials and thinking about design, adopting the principles of the circular economy is not that clear cut.

  • Where are we with the circular economy?
  • Addressing the products and materials where the circular economy works well and other areas where it is not so obvious
  • Developing and nurturing circular business models – the ‘servitization’ of products
  • Joint strategic and collaborative partnerships