FOR RELEASE: May 4, 2008
ISM Public Relations
800/888-6276, extension 3143
800/888-6276, extension 3087
(Tempe, Ariz.) May 4, 2008 — Thousands of supply management professionals from around the world are gathered in St. Louis for the premiere event of the year — Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. ISM is aware of the need to minimize the environmental impact of presenting an annual event of such popularity and scale. One hallmark of this year's Conference is ISM's effort to "go green" and champion eco-friendly actions. Following are some specific ways that ISM is taking steps — and encouraging others to follow — in decreasing waste, saving energy, recycling and reusing over the next four days:
ISM Conference awash in water-saving and energy-saving efforts
Wise paper use and proactive print sourcing
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Conference Track 3 educational sessions are all related to Sustainability and Green Strategies. Featured sessions include:
ISM is eager to keep up ongoing efforts to model responsible corporate citizenship and help preserve the environment. ISM, the America's Center, Freeman (our exhibit hall decorator) and official Conference hotels and our Conference attendees are all joining together in being proactive and forward thinking.
About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) www.ism.ws
As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).