Risk Management Collaborations

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ADSADS HazMat Group

Type: Industry Group

Website: http://om.adsgroup.org.uk/CommitteeView.aspx?committeecode=44507&infocode=COMM

ADS is the premier trade organisation advancing the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries. The ADS HazMat Working Group was originally set up to manage the issues surrounding the REACH chemicals directive, in order to prevent the Environmental Working Group meetings being swamped by discussions on REACH. The remit of this group has now expanded to include other HazMat legislation. Granta have an active role in this industry group, providing expertise on materials information management as well as the assessment of risks associated with restricted substances.

ERECON: European Rare Earth Competency Network

Type: Industry Group

Website: ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/raw-materials/erecon/index_en.htm

The European Rare Earths Competency Network brings together experts to look at ways of addressing the issue of supply security. ERECON is guided by a Steering Committee that sets the agenda of the Working Group meetings of rare earth experts. Each Working Group has a different mandate: the first focuses on the primary production of rare earths in the EU, the second looks at resource efficiency and recycling and the third on trends and challenges. Granta contributed to the technical delivery of working group III, representing the combined industry trends and demands observed during other collaborations and from groups such as the ADS Design for Environment working group to ensure that these views were adequately represented during the development of the Strategic Implementation Plan.

European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials

Type: Industry Group

Website: ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/raw-materials/innovation-partnership/index_en.htm

The EIP on Raw Materials brings together EU Member States and other key stakeholders (such as European companies, European researchers, and European NGOs) to promote innovation along the entire value chain of raw materials. It does this by supporting technologies, improving the framework policy conditions for raw materials, and by promoting international cooperation. Granta contributed to the technical delivery of the Strategic Implementation Plan adopted by the High Level Steering group on 25th Sep 2013 which fed into the Work Programme for the 2014 and 2015 calls for Horizon 2020.

IAEGIAEG - International Aerospace Environmental Group

Type: Industry Group

Website: www.iaeg.com

IAEG™ is a non-profit corporation comprised of a global group of aerospace companies, established to facilitate harmonization of compliance amongst Aerospace Companies and their supply chains with the existing and emerging laws and regulations protecting human health and the environment. The group focuses on issues such as chemical material declarations and reporting requirements, greenhouse gas reporting and management, and approaches for implementation of environmental requirements.


Type: Active Collaborative Project

Website: http://www.pleiades-cleansky.eu/

Partners: Rolls-Royce (Topic Manager), Granta Design, thinkstep, University of Stuttgart, University of Surrey

PLEIADES is a collaborative project within Clean Sky 2, the European program to enable environmental improvements in next generation aircraft. It aims to develop industry-focused eco-design tools that support real aerospace engineering workflows, and support development teams in taking a combined view of engineering, environmental, sustainability, and business considerations. The project will integrate and ensure effective use of both primary and secondary data on materials, processes, and products. It also aims to remove the barriers to cost-effective use of life cycle assessment approaches in product development. The projects builds on the work completed in the Samulet project (see below). Granta is coordinating this project.


Type: Completed Collaborative Project

Website: http://www.rolls-royce.com/about/technology/research_programmes/gas_turbine_programmes/samulet.jsp

Lead partner: Rolls-Royce

The Samulet industry-academic collaborative programme was led by Rolls-Royce and involved other high-profile manufacturers, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and several of the UK’s top universities. Funding from industry, the UK Technology Strategy Board and Engineering, and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) totalled £90m. SAMULET aimed to ensure that the aero-engine industry remains competitive in the face of new 2020 emissions targets for aircraft and that it is in a position to manufacture engines for the next generation of civil aircraft. Granta provided materials eco-design and selection activities and developed background architecture and data to enable the assessment of environmental impacts, restricted substances and critical materials from within the CAD environment.