Available on demand: Sustainable manufacturing webinar featuring Mondelēz & Quorn Foods

Sustainability and energy representatives from Mondelēz International and Quorn Foods are among the speaker line-up for edie's one-hour webinar. now available on demand, which will explore the challenges and opportunities facing low-carbon, resource-efficient manufacturing.

Sponsored by Centrica Business Solutions, the one-hour session covered some of the exclusive findings and best-practice case studies contained within edie’s latest Mission Possible sector insight reports, which explore the future of sustainability in manufacturing and food & drink manufacturing. 


Manufacturing is entering a dynamic new era. Reinvigorated by unprecedented technological advancements and game-changing energy innovations, the industry now has a unique opportunity to ensure that green business lies at the very core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This webinar is dedicated to the firms within the sector that are adapting, innovating and collaborating to achieve a sustainable future. From smart energy technology applications to more sustainable business models – this webinar has got it covered.

Discussion points:

  • Making sustainable energy generation and consumption a strategic priority
  • Transitioning from extractive industrial models to a resource-efficient processes
  • The crucial roles of innovation and collaboration


Concluding with a live audience Q&A, the webinar is available on-demand.

Speakers include:

Ben Carpenter Merritt, Manufacturing Policy Manager, Policy Connect

Ben leads on all work in the industrial and manufacturing space. He directly manages the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group and the work of the Manufacturing Commission. Prior to joining Policy Connect, Ben worked in public affairs at FleishmanHillard in Brussels, and most recently worked as Regional Affairs Manager for EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, where he led on policy and external affairs in the North East region.

Jonathan Horrell, Director Sustainability, Mondelēz International

Jonathan is director global sustainability for the snacking company Mondelēz International, a world leader in biscuits, chocolate and other categories, featuring brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. He is responsible for sustainability strategy, managing key sustainability issues, and building relationships with policy makers and external stakeholders to support the company’s strategic sustainability priorities.

Louise Needham, Sustainability Manager, Quorn Foods

Louise heads up the sustainability agenda for Quorn Foods – the UK’s leading meat-alternative food brand and manufacturer based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Previously of Sheffield Hallam University, she has worked since 2011 to direct the technical environmental analyses and research relating to the Quorn range and core ingredient mycoprotein.

Louise is currently focused on setting resource efficiency targets, coordinating global communications relating to sustainable nutrition and aligning sustainability priorities with the strategic direction of the business. She is truly passionate about sustainability – specifically the role of food and consumption

Ian Hopkins, Director, Centrica Business Solutions

Ian is a technical sales professional and business leader with more than 15 years’ experience in delivering energy efficiency projects and strategy in Europe and the United States. Ian currently heads up the UK & Ireland sales function within Centrica Business Solutions.

If you have any questions about how to embrace sustainable manufacturing, please leave a comment below and we will do our best to ask them all during the Q&A section of this webinar.

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