Sustainable Development Charter

Shared Learning Event on ‘Working Towards the Goals of a Sustainable Wales’: For facilities and estates managers on the Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015)

Date: Friday 27th November 2015
Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Location: St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff

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The Well-being of Future Generations Act will become law in April 2016.  For 44 public bodies, areas of delivery such as facilities and estates management will need to show their contribution to the Goals and Ways of Working detailed in the Act, and summarised on Page 6 and 7 of the attached Essentials Guide http://gov.wales/docs/dsjlg/publications/150428-guide-to-the-fg-act-en.pdf
As implementation of the Act begins, we will also see businesses, third sector and other organisations that apply for contracts and grants to maintain and develop facilities,being asked to provide evidence of how they are embedding sustainable development.

The event will give you the opportunity to look at how to work towards the Well-being Goals and use the Sustainable Development Principle from the new Well-being of Future Generations Act.  This is the first of a series of free events for Charter signatories and other bodies that will help translate the intent of the Well-being of Future Generations Act into areas of operation and service delivery.

Contributors will include:
St David’s Shopping Centre: presenting their innovative work to increase resource efficiency and biodiversity through a new partnership. You can see a short filmed case-study we have made on our VimeoChannel:https://vimeo.com/136309440
The Wales Millennium Stadium: presenting On Resource Efficiency, Health, Sport, Community and Global links.

Down to Earth Project, Gower: presenting on how they are working with hard to reach groups to design and build some of the most innovative and sustainable facilities and in Wales.

The aims of the day are to:

  •  Identify the links between facilities and estates management and the Well-being of Future Generations Act, and the opportunities it offers
  • Help facilities and estates staff realise their contribution to the Goals  and what the Ways of Working mean for their profession
    Share practical examples of good practice across Wales
  • Help organisations not under the duty of the Act to work more effectively with the public sector ensuring all organisations are aligned and working to the same Goals

This free event is for signatories of the SD Charter, but is also open to other organisations to attend.  It would be particularly useful for facilities and estates staff in the 44 public bodies.