The clinics offer visitors a 20-minute consultation on topics ranging from environmental accreditation to energy management. Industry experts such as the Carbon Trust, Nottingham University and ISO Standards consultancy Blackmores will co-ordinate the sessions, which are designed to give practical, tailored advice to any organisation or individual looking to drive sustainability forward.

edie content director Will Parsons said: “These free advice clinics bring the visitor experience right to the heart of the show. Visitors already have access to exhibitors, networking opportunities, and a comprehensive seminar programme; now they can talk directly to experts and find out what will work in their particular circumstances. Anyone interested in benefiting should sign up now as places are booking up quickly.

“Legislation is an important driver for promoting sustainability but, increasingly, budgetary factors and reputation are also having an impact. However, the choices can be confusing and many organisations struggle to find information relevant to their business. The advice clinics were conceived to cut the complexity and help managers bring about effective change.”

Visitors can book in advance online where they can choose from eight topics:

Energy management
JRP Solutions will be sharing its practical experience in delivering energy savings. It has also chosen edie Live as the venue to launch its new E-learning energy awareness programme, B-Energy. These clinics cover: ESOS, energy surveys, identification of improvement projects, business case development project implementation, M&T, data analysis, energy strategy/plan development, energy awareness training, EUETS, CRC & CCA management.

Paul Caulfield, director of the Nottingham University MBA, will be holding clinics at edie Live to offer advice about: corporate responsibility, new strategies for sustainability, community investments and more sustainable business design. Visitors should also take the opportunity to find out more about the Nottingham Executive MBA, an advanced management course to build knowledge and understanding about the successful operation of a business enterprise and the practical skills needed to manage it.

Training and engagement
Cloud Sustainability provides innovative, accredited sustainability training solutions and will be on hand to offer advice on: increasing employee engagement to effect positive change and improve environmental performance; upskilling in a time constrained role and rapidly-changing environment; providing effective training to employees in a specialised area of sustainability; engaging the wider workforce to be more resource aware; delivering training to a geographically-spread workforce; measuring the impact of training and engagement programmes.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management
UKAS accredited certification body Alcumus ISOQAR has helped thousands of businesses through certification to standards-based management systems. It will advise on: environmental management system standard ISO 14001; starting the certification process; benefits of ISO 14001 including enhanced corporate reputation; improved customer confidence and trust; competitive advantage in tendering and securing new market opportunities. Also find out about other standards including transitioning from OHSAS 18001 to the new ISO 45001.

Supply chain management
The Carbon Trust helps UK and global blue-chip companies address the opportunities and risks within their supply chains in relation to carbon, energy and resources. Talk to the Carbon Trust about: supply chain risk and opportunity analysis, supplier engagement and collaboration, supply chain performance improvement and transformation, footprinting, reporting, and impact assessment, certifying supply chain carbon management excellence.

ISO 50001 Energy Management
UK ISO Standards consultancy Blackmores will be helping visitors with queries about: ISO 50001 implementation planning, including gap analysis, internal auditing, energy reviews, setting energy performance objectives, ESOS compliance, legal registers and ISO 50001 awareness training. Also, find out how to integrate ISO 50001 with quality, environment and Health and Safety systems i.e. ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 14064 (Carbon) to ensure you reduce time, effort and certification costs.

The reporting clinic, with specialist consultancy Simply Sustainable is dedicated to Sustainability/CSR reporting including GRI 4.0, materiality analysis, stakeholder engagement, sustainability strategy and linkages to benchmarks such as the CDP, DJSI, and FTSE4Good amongst others. Other areas of expertise include: design and measurement of KPIs, sustainable development goals, carbon and GHG mandatory reporting, ethical supply chain, community impact measurement, employee training, awareness and behavior change.

Specialist recruitment
This clinic is provided by built environment recruitment specialists Mattinson Partnership and will support visitors in: sustainability, energy efficiency, resource efficiency and carbon management. All consultants are experts within their specialist sectors with exceptional industry knowledge and experience. You can also get advice on your next career move or discuss how to grow your existing team.
More clinics will be announced over the next few weeks, so watch this space.

Book your free one-to-one advice clinic here and don’t forget to register to attend edie Live on 17-18 May, NEC Birmingham.

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