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The ISM Commission on Social Responisibility Seeks Your Input

The ISM Commission on Social Responsibility is seeking input from ISM members and affiliate leadership on the subject of social responsibility. Please reference the three attachments listed below. Your input would be appreciated no later than March 17, 2003 by email to


In 2002 the ISM Board of Directors directed the ISM Commission on Social Responsibility to examine the role ISM should play in increasing awareness and to promote standards of supply management conduct for organizations on issues of inclusion, diversity and social responsibility.

During its first meeting on January 17, 2003 in Tempe, AZ commission members discussed how to proceed and decided to create a draft of ISM's social responsibility guidelines based on Purchasing's Contribution to the Socially Responsible Management of the Supply Chain published by CAPS Research in 2000 and contributed to by Craig R. Carter, a member of ISM's Commission on Social Responsibility. The Commission was also guided by the United Nation's Nine Principles of the Global Compact.

It was agreed a social responsibility audit document would also be useful.

The following attachments include the output of the commission:

Commission Members

Present at January 2003 Meeting: Barbara B. Lang, President & Chief Executive Officer, DC Chamber of Commerce; Craig R. Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International Supply Chain Management, University of Maryland; Lisa E. Earp, Director, Corporate Purchasing, NIKE, Inc.; Betsy L. Harrington, C.P.M., Director of Procurement Solutions, Alcoa Business Support Services; Holly LaCroix Johnson, Senior Vice President, ISM; Paul Novak, C.P.M., CEO, ISM; Gwendolyn Turner, Manager, PGS, Pfizer Inc. Absent: Scott R. Sturzl, C.P.M., Vice President