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EVENT OVERVIEW: ESF NORTH AMERICA 2008

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The Ethical Sourcing ForumEthical Sourcing Forum North America 2008
Dates: 13th and 14th March 2008
Location: Bridgewaters in New York’s Manhattan district
Full details can be found at www.intertek.com/esf/events/usa1 .

The ETHICAL SOURCING FORUM (ESF) is an action-oriented continuous learning industry initiative, open to those willing to play an active role in the development and successful implementation of sustainable social and environmental supply chain practices.

The ESF platform gathers and compiles practical knowledge on new approaches which contribute to sustainable supply chain practices based on projects and initiatives undertaken by organizations engaged in off-the-ground supply chain acitivies.

This is set to be the busiest Ethical Sourcing Forum yet with a packed program of topics to enable you to:

  • Discover efficient ways to encourage the development of greener manufacturing methods across supply chain partners.
  • Learn how to create operating system synergies between CSR and Sourcing organizations that contribute to sustainable outcomes.
  • Hear industry representatives share practical off the ground experience on engaging with suppliers to implement factory level improvement plans.
  • Explore your opportunities to partner with traditional monitoring institutions which encourage important shifts in practice, minimize perceptions and strengthen industry confidence.
  • Consider whether your current social and environmental supply chain approach is driving sustainable impact or whether your should change lanes. Industry practitioners will share focused, practice oriented experience on the latest changes in company approaches to environmental and social supply chain issues.
  • Examine how to bring Sourcing, Procurement and Buyers into the CSR conversation.
  • Minimize resistance and achieve commitment within complex buyer – supplier business relationship environments.
  • Attend a self help workshop providing industry tools and techniques on how to measure climate change effects across the supply chain.
  • Develop sustainable procurement strategies in today’s reality.
  • Maintain an environmental commitment when 90% of your eco-footprint is from the supply chain.
  • Implement Supply Chain Security Good Practices
  • Discuss how to survive the Impact of Climate Change

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...

Secure your place today...and you will:

  • Take advantage of 30 interactive mini-forums
  • Enjoy over 13hrs of networking
  • Have the opportunity to meet your fellow delegates during short sessions of intensive speednetworking
  • Enjoy an evening reception
  • Meet over 30 high-level speakers
  • Leave this forum with essential guidance to achieving sustainable development

For more information contact us directly on the details below:
E-mail: customerservices@intertek.com
Call Intertek on: +1 973 924 2510

Places are limited! To register, please visit: www.intertek.com/esf/events/usa1/register/

Due to limited seating availability, early registration will be open to corporations*, industry groups, and government.

To view the details who have attended this event in the past: www.intertek.com/esf/events/usa1/pastparticipants/

See also Ethical Sourcing Forum (ESF), North America, 2008.

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