Annual general meeting, 2012

Annual general meeting of the Sustainability Initiative, 2012

Annual general meeting of the East Iceland Sustainability Initiative
Hotel Hérað, Egilsstaðir, Friday, April 27, from 13:00 to 16:30. Björn Ingimarsson, mayor of Fljótsdalshérað, is chairing the meeting.


Agenda

13:00               Opening

  • Ragna Árnadóttir, deputy CEO of Landsvirkjun                        

 13:10               Main measurement results, 2011

  • Guðlaug Gísladóttir, employee of East Iceland Sustainability Initiative
  • Geir Sigurpáll Hlöðversson, environmental affairs manager, Alcoa Fjarðaál
  • Georg Þór Pálsson, manager of Fljótsdalur Station

 14:20               Reviewing the Sustainability Initiative: Dr. Hörður Haraldsson

  • Björgólfur Thorsteinsson, Icelandic Environment Association

 14:50              Refreshments

 15:10              Group work

  • Reviewing reviews of the Sustainability Initiative; discussion of the next steps                            

  16:00              Presentation of group work conclusions

  16:30              Meeting adjourned

Minutes of the meeting

The annual general meeting of Alcoa and Landsvirkjun's East Iceland Sustainability Initiative was held in Hotel Hérað, Egilsstaðir, on Friday, April 27, 13:00 - 16:30. Approximately 40 people attended.

Addresses, presentations and a speech

To start the meeting, Guðlaug Gísladóttir, employee of the Sustainability Initiative, introduced both the agenda and the meeting chair, who was Björn Ingimarsson, mayor of Fljótsdalshérað. The meeting was then formally opened by Ragna Árnadóttir, deputy CEO of Landsvirkjun.
After Guðlaug Gísladóttir had gone over the main measuring results of 2011, Georg Þór Pálsson continued on the same theme, showing for instance intriguing results on indicators 2.8 , 2.29 and 2.30. The Initiative website was discussed by Geir Sigurpáll Hlöðversson, who subsequently turned the podium over to Janne Sigurðsson, who spoke on sustainability and the aluminum industry. Björgólfur Thorsteinsson presented a draft review about the Initiative that was prepared by Dr. Hörður Haraldsson.
The groups were asked to think about the possibilities of the Sustainability Initiative to lead to progress, as well as how the results could benefit society. The conclusions of the group work can be seen here. Guðlaug Gísladóttir adjourned the meeting soon after 16:00.

Attendees

List of attendees at Annual general meeting of the East Iceland Sustainability Initiative, 2012


 Aðalsteinn J. Halldórsson
 Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga
 Alfreð Steinar Rafnsson
 Vinnumálastofnun
 Aníta Júlíusdóttir Landsvirkjun
Anna Heiða Pálsdóttir
Alcoa Fjarðaál
Árni Jóhann Óðinsson
Landsvirkjun
Árni Kristinsson
Fljótsdalshérað
Ásdís Ólafsdóttir
Landsvirkjun
Bjarki Ármann Oddsson
Fjarðabyggð
Björgólfur Thorsteinsson
Landvernd
Björn Ármann Ólafsson
Skógarbóndi
Björn Ingimarsson
Fljótsdalshérað
Dagný Björk Reynisdóttir
Alcoa Fjarðaál
Einar Mathiesen
Landsvirkjun
Erlín Emma Jóhannsdóttir
Náttúrustofa Austurlands
Geir Sigurpáll Hlöðversson
Alcoa Fjarðaál
Georg Þór Pálsson
Landsvirkjun
Guðlaug Gísladóttir
Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga
Guðmundur Ólafsson
Arion banki
Guðmundur Sveinsson Kröyer
Alcoa Fjarðaál
Gunnar Jónsson
Fljótsdalshérað
Gunnlaugur Aðalbjarnarson
Alcoa Fjarðaál
hákon Aðalsteinsson
Landsvirkjun
Helga Hreinsdóttir
Heilbrigðiseftirlit Austurlands
Helgi Ómar Bragason
Menntaskólinn á Egilsstöðum
Janne Sigurðsson
Alcoa Fjarðaál
Jón Ingimarsson
Landsvirkjun
Katla Steinsson
Fljótsdalshérað
Ketill Hallgrímsson
Alcoa Fjarðaál
Kjartan Páll Þórarinsson
Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga
Laufey Sigurðardóttir
Alcoa Fjarðaál
Magnús Þór Gylfason
Landsvirkjun
Ómar Þröstur Björgólfsson
Fljótsdalshérað
Páll Björgvin Guðmundsson
Fjarðabyggð
Páll Sigvaldason
Fljótsdalshérað
Ragna Árnadóttir
Landsvirkjun
Sigurður Guðni Sigurðsson
Landsvirkjun
Sindri Óskarsson
Landsvirkjun
Valdimar O. Hermannsson
Samband Sveitarfélaga á Austurlandi
Þorkell Pálsson
Austurbrú




Presentations

The presentations of the 2012 annual meeting can be seen here.


Guðlaug Gísladóttir presented the main results of the sustainability indicators.

Guðlaug's presentation

Janne Sigurðsson delivered a speech on sustainability and the aluminium industry.

Janne Sigurðsson's speech

Georg Þór Pálsson presented the main results of sustainability indicators.

Georg's presentation

In addition, Georg showed two short videos taken from Desjá dam by an automated webcam. These can be played by downloading the following link:

13 July 2011 - photographed at 10-minute intervals (5,436 KB)

15 May - 22 August 2011 (8,933 KB)

Group work addressed the further progress of the Sustainability Initiative, together with ways to utilise the results of sustainability measurements:

Group work conclusions