Sustainability conference in Sydney brings industry experts together

A conference focused on sustainability, featuring industry leaders from Facebook, Liberty and Nestle, is being held in Sydney on March 19-20.

The Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Transform Conference intends to inspire industry professionals to strive towards innovation in sustainability.

Sponsored by Liberty and other major participants in the construction supply chain, Transform 2019 explores innovations and initiatives in areas such as carbon, climate change resilience, sustainable supply chains and the ability of the housing market to create sustainable buildings, cities and communities for the future.

The conference is taking place at the University of New South Wales.

According to the GBCA, Transform will look at sustainability through the lens of innovation, with a holistic and deeper focus.

Liberty customer and market relationship manager Rob Johnson will join a panel with leaders from GBCA and Nestle to discuss the importance of supply chain efficiency.

He said customers are demanding increased transparency and traceability through their supply chains to ensure compliance to standards and sustainability criteria.

“Liberty is focused on providing customers confidence that the product they receive is the product they have specified and ultimately that it meets their requirements,” said Johnson.

GBCA CEO Romilly Madew said environmental product declarations are important as we strive to create sustainable practices for people.

“By providing the market with environmental product declarations, LIBERTY is leading the way in the building materials sector and providing great value to sustainability professionals through accurate and reliable data,” said Madew.

Speakers also include Infrastructure Australia chair Julieanne Alroe and Sydney Opera House environmental sustainability manager Emma Bombonato.