Tuesday 17 October 2023

Reminder - Save the date for the 3rd UIC Zero Waste Railways workshop

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The 3rd UIC Zero Waste Railways workshop on “Circular economy in rail: A stocktake on research, reporting standards and metrics” will take place in person at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) on 22 November 2023.

As part of the Zero Waste Railways series of workshops organised by UIC, this edition will discuss the recent developments of Corporate Sustainability reporting frameworks and standards, and their overall impact on reporting obligations regarding circularity.

The programme will also dive into asset management as an enabler of circular economy for railways, and will present the results of ongoing works on circularity metrics for railways.

The workshop will be hosted by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (University of Birmingham), affiliate member of the UIC, on the premises of the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN).

Ample time will be dedicated to the discussion of practical cases and to networking between participants and speakers.

Draft programme

  • Welcome, BCRRE
  • Keynote (speaker tbc)
  • “Preparing the road to circular economy reporting”, KPMG
  • “Asset Management as an enabler for the circular economy across the rail sector”, Fraser Nash Consultancy
  • “UK’s rail industry zero waste metrics”, RSSB/Ricardo
  • “Dutch Railways. Measuring and reporting of circular performance under new IT and legal frameworks: from theory to practice”, NS
  • Interactive session: group discussions on hot topics of the day

Call for speakers

The agenda still has slots open for speakers. If you have an interest in the subject of circular economy, circularity indicators, and sustainability reporting frameworks and standards, and their implications for railways, you are warmly invited to submit best practice presentations or name experts, colleagues or partners in your value chain who could come and present on best practices relating to the workshop topic subject.

Please register here

For more information, please contact the UIC Circular Economy Team at circular@uic.org

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