Transforming Leadership – Sustainability Webinar Series

You’re invited to a free webinar series that is open to the public. Book your calendar today. If your organization would like to share your accomplishments in sustainability management contact us today.http://www.sustainabilityma.org/2013/12/transforming-leadership-webinar-series/

Upcoming Webinars:
1. February 25, 2014 from 2 -3 pm EST Getting to the Source: Supply Chain Traceability and the UNGC Traceability Task Force
2. March 25, 2014 from 2-3 pm EST In Search of Zero Waste: Panel Discussion on Solid Waste and Recycling

February’s Webinar

Getting to the Source: Supply Chain Traceability and the UNGC Traceability Task Force
Speaker: Peter Perrault, President, Board of Directors, Sustainability Management Association; and Senior Consultant, ERM Information Solutions
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
Following last month’s SMA webinar on supply chain sustainability, in February the SMA Board President, Peter Perrault, will continue the discussion with a detailed presentation on supply chain traceability. Traceability relies on supply chain collaboration to identify the source of a commodity, and then record and account for that commodity through end of life as it moves throughout the value chain.

Drivers ranging from government regulations to stakeholder pressure are compelling organizations to disclose the source of their products’ content, and to provide a scorecard to show ownership throughout the value chain. As awareness of environmental and social issues increase, the need for firms to ensure they are sourcing ethically and responsibly is even more important today to reduce the risk of being closed out of markets.

Attendees will also learn about the UN Global Compact’s (UNGC), recent efforts to provide insight and guidance to firms seeking to ensure their supply chains meet regulatory and customer needs for transparency and accountability, as well as provide resiliency in increasingly volatile markets. Perrault was the Chairman of the UNGC Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Group’s Traceability Task Force. He will be sharing the Task Force’s Phase 1 findings. The webinar will cover case studies and examples from:
• Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
• Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

Attendees will learn how diverse industries are approaching traceability:
• Auto manufacturers
• Food/agriculture
• Retailers
• Other global industry sector leaders

Attendees can expect to receive a thorough introduction to supply chain traceability: the regulatory, environmental, and social market drivers. This webinar will also summarize the UNGC Traceability Task Force research findings, survey and interview work; as well as the recommendations for future UNGC work that will guide firms wondering whether or not traceability is the right approach for them.

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March’s Webinar

In Search of Zero Waste: Panel Discussion on Solid Waste and Recycling
Speaker: Amanda Fairley, Sustainability Manager, Waste Management, and Vice President, SMA Board of Directors plus panelists from municipalities and
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
Mark your calendars for the March Transforming Leadership Sustainability Webinar Series. The SMA will host several panelists to discuss the growing trend of implementing a zero waste strategy. Commercial and industrial operations, as well as municipalities, are all considering the benefits of a zero waste strategy. Many organizations have made a strong commitment, such as Firestone and Subaru, while other companies are analyzing the benefits. Going zero waste requires a change in production and processes that need senior management support. This panel will discuss trends in managing zero waste strategies and how organizations and municipalities are achieving efficiencies and reducing risk by managing resources better.

Attendees will learn how a few cities and industrial and commercial operations are moving towards zero waste and learn about a zero waste certification program. This webinar panel discussion will be ideal for professionals interested in learning more about zero waste and how to get there. Join us to share your achievements too.

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