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How to Build Your Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap

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This half-day seminar by SGS and USA-ITA will show you how to develop a corporate social responsibility program that works within your resources.

 

SGS and USA-ITA

How to Build Your Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap: Develop A Program That Works Within Your Resources

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Squire Sanders, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

Meeting client demands, protecting your brand, and streamlining your supply chain while maintaining corporate integrity is a major challenge. And doing this within the limited resources of a small to mid-sized company can seem near impossible.

This interactive session hosted by SGS and USA-ITA will introduce the variables and requirements while guiding you through an exercise that will give you the tools to determine the best practice for your organization. Brian Whitters, Deputy Vice President of Sustainability for SGS, will help you develop the framework for a custom strategy that focuses on your company’s unique needs.

Space is limited to 35 participants, so register as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

About Brian Whitters

Brian Whitters is an international sustainability/technical/supply chain and ethical compliance executive who is currently the Sustainability Deputy Vice President of SGS CTS, based in Fairfield New Jersey. He is responsible for the developing and growing portfolio of sustainability services globally. This includes auditing services, carbon footprinting, and life cycle assessments, to namea few.

He has been involved in international supply chains and sustainability projects since 1994. As a professional, reliable partner, he is committed to the delivery of enhanced value for clients, employees, and the public at large. Integrity, transparency, and ethical behaviour are his core values.

Prior to joining SGS, Brian was the Managing Director of a leading international life cycle assessment provider, based in France, and was the Managing Director of a leading sustainability consulting organization, based in Scotland.

He comes from a strong manufacturing background having been based in China, Thailand, Korea, and Hong Kong. In addition, he was involved in the development of alternative approaches to social compliance through the use of root cause analysis, remediation, and capacity building.

 Brian has built CSR and auditing programs in Europe and Asia for several of the world’s leading retail and manufacturing organizations

Brian is a Scottish National and a graduate of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75 000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.

The company’s comprehensive testing, product inspection, process assessment and technical services cover the entire supply chain from product development to retailing for electrical products, hardline products, and food products. SGS’ global network and expertise provide a single and consolidated source that can help manufacturers, suppliers and retailers reduce risk, improve efficiency and product quality, and ensure compliance to both national and international standards.

About USA-ITA

The United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) was established in January 1989 by nine companies with a vision to create a unified voice for textile and apparel importers across the country.  USA-ITA provides education, information, and advocacy to executives active in textile and apparel sourcing, importing, compliance, and logistics. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA-ITA represents the needs of American retailers, brands and importers, as well as related service providers, with the objective of removing barriers to business and to trade.

 

April 16th, 2013 8:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Squire Sanders New York Office
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Phone: 202-419-0444
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