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The sustainability of food supply chains: evidence from the UK ready-made meal sector - Ximena Schmidt

Date From: 11 October 2017
Description: This webinar is aimed to engineers and other professionals working in the food industry, including agriculture, factory and distribution. As different methodologies will be explained, professionals from other fields might be also interested to learn more about LCA and other tools and guidelines to assess sustainability aspects.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: Online

Time: 10:30-11:30 BST

Cost: Free of charge, open to all.
Organiser: Environment Special Interest Group

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The aim of this webinar is to understand, using the ready-made meal sector as example, the contribution of each stage of the supply chain and what the main challenges are towards increasing sustainability. Moreover this presentation will explain how life cycle assessment (LCA) helps to assess the environmental performance; the life cycle costing (LCC) can be used to estimate the economic aspects and how social indicators (SI) facilitate the overview of relevant social issues.

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Ximena Schmidt, University of Manchester.

Ximena is currently a research associate within the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester. Since 2015, Ximena has worked within the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in the Food Supply Chain (CSEF), where she specializes in the sustainability of different food products, their supply chains and alternative fuels.
Prior to this, Ximena achieved first-class honours at Universidad de Santiago de Chile in Chemical Engineering (2007), worked as an engineering consultant before moving to Manchester to start her PhD in the Sustainable Industrial System group (SIS) in 2011. Her PhD research focused on using life cycle assessment methodologies to assess environmental, economic and social sustainability of the convenience food sector.
Ximena’s broader research interests relate to sustainable supply chains and the circular economy, pathways to waste and energy reduction in agriculture and industrial processes.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

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