ETHICAL SOURCING FORUM North America 2008 – save the date!

Many of the world’s leading companies already have 13-14 March 2008 in their diaries.
This is set to be the busiest Ethical Sourcing Forum yet with a packed programme of topics including:

  • ”Green” is the New Black
    Efficient ways to encourage the development of greener manufacturing methods across supply chain
  • The Contenders: CSR vs. Sourcing
    Learn how to create operating system synergies between CSR and Sourcing organizations that contribute to sustainable outcomes
  • When to Say ”I Do”: Developing Sustainable Factory Remediation Plans
    Listen as industry representatives share practical off the ground experience on engaging with suppliers to implement factory level improvement plans
  • Minimizing the Monitoring Industry Divide
    Explore your opportunities to partnerships with traditional monitoring institutions which encourage important
    shifts in practice, minimize perceptions and strengthen industry confidence
  • Forward, Reverse or Turn at the Next Corner?
    Is your current social and environmental supply chain approach driving sustainable impact or should you change lanes? Industry practitioners share focused, practice oriented experience on the latest changes in company approaches to environmental and social supply chain issues
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
    How to bring Sourcing, Procurement and Buyers into the CSR conversation
  • Take Your Business Next Door
    How to minimize resistance and achieve commitment within complex buyer – supplier business relationship environments
  • Surviving the Impact of Climate Change
    A self help workshop providing industry tools and techniques on how to measure climate change effects
    across the supply chain
  • Purchasing Green? How to Make Sustainable Procurement More than Just a Goal
    Developing sustainable procurement strategies in today’s reality
  • Filling Green Shoes
    How to maintain an environmental commitment when 90% of your eco-footprint is from the supply chain
  • By collaborating with other stakeholders with unique individual strengths, you will fast-track your ability to identify new solutions to complex challenges.

    ETHICAL SOURCING FORUM North America 2008 is being held at Bridgewaters in New York’s Manhattan district on 13th and 14th March 2008. Full details can be found at

    Previous organizations speaking include:
    Marks & Spencer. Novartis. Coop. O2. Microsoft. Boots. Nestle. Dell. Foreign Trade Association. ILO. The Ethical Trading Initiative. CSR Europe. ICTI Care. Jones Apparel. Motorola. Walt Disney Company, Volkswagen. Bonita and many more…

    To view the details who have attended this event in the past:

    Full details can be found at

    Issued by
    Sustainability Solutions, Intertek
    Suite 3, 5th Floor, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BR, UK

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