SOCMA Workshop: Advancing Your ESG Strategy

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, April 8

  • TBD: Arrivals
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm: Happy Hour and Networking 
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm: Dinner

Tuesday, April 9

  • 8:00am: Arrival and welcome
    Joe Dettinger, Vice President, Manufacturing & Commercial Programs, SOCMA
  • 8:15am: Opening Remarks
    Anti-Trust Briefing 
    Safety Briefing
    Workshop & Attendee Introductions 
  • 8:30am-9:00am: Intro Session - Cambrex's ESG Journey

    In this engaging session, attendees will gain firsthand insights into Cambrex’s sustainability journey, from inception to current initiatives. From programs for reducing emissions, advanced wastewater treatment methods and facilities, safe waste handling and management, periodically audited waste disposal facilities, and a commitment to emission reduction, Cambrex will share the diverse initiatives that have propelled them towards their sustainability goals.
    Speaker: Seth Levine, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Cambrex
  • 9:00am-9:30am: Session 1 - Global Regulatory Overview

    Delve into the evolving landscape of regulations and frameworks impacting ESG worldwide. Our session will cover essential topics including the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the sustainability requirements outlined by the United Nations, and Germany's recent initiatives in enhancing supply chain transparency and responsibility. Participants will gain valuable insights into these regulatory frameworks and a better understanding of their implications for businesses operating on a global scale.
    Speaker: Genevieve Strand, Director, Government Relations, SOCMA 
  • 9:30am-10:45am: Session 2 - Leveraging EcoVadis Focus Areas to Prioritize your ESG Efforts

    EcoVadis, a leading provider of sustainability ratings, has identified key focus areas for industry sectors to address in their ESG programs. Whether you currently have an EcoVadis Rating, are in the process of completing an assessment, or are simply looking to get a better understanding of the program, this session will explore these focus areas and how to assess and prioritize them within your own organization. Gain valuable insights that will enable you to enhance your ESG performance, drive meaningful impact, and align with global sustainability standards.
    Speakers: Samantha Maich, Division Sustainability, Milliken, Brooke DiDomenico, Chief Technical Officer, Nation Ford Chemical
  • 10:45am-11:00am: Break
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Session 3 - Toolbox Talks: Lessons Learned and Overcoming Challenges During Your Sustainability Journey

    In this highly interactive roundtable session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in open discussions, exchange ideas, and gain insights from the collective wisdom of their peers. This dynamic and engaging education session is designed to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration, and problem-solving by bringing together professionals from diverse job roles and backgrounds to discuss real-life experiences, extract valuable lessons learned, and explore effective strategies for overcoming challenges. Through real-world examples and tangible outcomes, attendees will discover actionable strategies and best practices applicable to their own sustainability endeavors.
    Speakers: Eric Mayhew, Environmental Manager, Cambrex, Eric Lookofsky, VP Operations and Engineering, CHEM Group, Gloria O'Bannon, HSSE Compliance Coordinator, Monument Chemical
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Session 4 - Maximizing Supply Chain Ethics in Specialty Chemical Manufacturing

    In today's interconnected global marketplace, maintaining ethical standards throughout the supply chain is paramount for success, sustainability, and corporate reputation. This session will explore key principles and best practices in ethical sourcing, supplier management, and compliance, specifically tailored to the unique challenges and considerations within the specialty chemical manufacturing industry. From fostering transparent relationships with suppliers to ensuring responsible sourcing practices, attendees will gain valuable insights to enhance their organization's ethical framework and drive positive impact across the supply chain.
    Speaker: Joe Welch, VP of EHS & S, MFG Chemical
  • 2:00pm-2:15pm: Break
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm: Session 5 - Navigating Scope 2 and Green Energy Transition: Insights and Case Studies

    This session will provide a comprehensive overview of Scope 2 emissions, focusing on how organizations can leverage green energy sources to reduce their Scope 2 footprint. Participants will leave this session with a more thorough understanding of the various options available for sourcing green energy, including renewable energy certificates (RECs), power purchase agreements (PPAs), and onsite generation, among others. Moreover, attendees will have the invaluable opportunity to learn from a leading company's firsthand experience with the green energy transition. Through a compelling case study, the featured company will share insights, challenges, and best practices encountered during their Scope 2 journey.
    Speaker: Ramon Farach, Chemical Industry Solution Consultant, Rockwell Automation
  • 3:15pm-3:30pm: Closing, Debrief and Next Steps
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: Facility Tour

    Cambrex’s 400+ team members in Charles City have strong expertise in custom development and cGMP commercial manufacturing. Located on a 45-acre campus, they manufacture a wide range of APIs and pharmaceutical intermediates, including highly potent molecules and controlled substances. The facility is home to multiple commercial cGMP plants for large-scale production, while also offering resources for small- and mid-scale development and manufacturing. This Cambrex facility is one of a limited number to be authorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration to import narcotic raw materials on a commercial scale.‚Äč