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From feedback received, everyone who attended got a great deal out of the training and moved from thinking that Sustainability was not saving the planet but that just playing a part in the whole Sustainability agenda could make a great deal of difference.

Jan Ellis, Quality Engineer, Capula Ltd (an Imtech Company) after internal sustainability training workshop


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UKCOALLOI have always embraced a sustainable and responsible approach in the businesses I run. In going through the Pathfinder model it really showed me how wide and deep sustainability can run through my business. What it has proved to me is that for sustainability to have real meaning and value, it has to be embedded throughout the company and all its people. After working through the process my senior team and I now have a simple and elegant approach that we can use to manage the change that is needed. We are now excited and equipped for the adventure we undoubtedly face.

Simon Taylor, Director Surface Mines, UK Coal Ltd after a full strategic review deploying a Sustainability Pathfinder analysis

We engaged Vivian Partnership to review our sustainable development reporting. The Partnership helped us define a clear vision for the project, and used a robust and innovative methodology to recommend a series of changes to our existing reporting. The review provided a great deal of depth and insight well beyond our expectations, and the knowledge we now about our key stakeholders and their priorities and views about CEMEX, is critical to the future development of our sustainable development reporting.

As a follow up to the review, we are now moving on to the second phase of this project, and have commissioned the Partnership to complement a quantitative piece of work with a qualitative study to further develop our sustainable development strategy and competitive advantage.

Marit Meyer-Bell, Director, Communications & Public Affairs –  United Kingdom


It is fantastic to leave a seminar feeling inspired and full of practical ideas. Thursday’s oomph seminar did exactly that, Ben and Dan are naturals at putting an audience at ease which meant real participation from the group. As environmental professionals often form a one person team, it is fantastic to share a room with like minded individuals from local businesses who have faced and tackled similar challenges and can offer insight and advice. Eagerly anticipating the next installment of Oomph!

Nicola Duffy, Environmental Co-ordinator at Highcross, Leicester

Thank you both for inviting us to today’s Oomph seminar. From our point of view, we found the stimulus material and subsequent debate insightful from a sustainability perspective, but also in a wider context applicable to the successful deployment of general business initiatives.

Participant at Oomph Seminar 30 June 2011

Really enjoyed this morning. I have attended very few seminars over the past two years simple because they are all too similar, often the the same speakers and follow the same theme. Today was most importantly enjoyable, interesting and got the brain cells working. I like small groups with variety of people and backgrounds.

Participant at first Oomph Seminar 30 June 2011