ISM's Inaugural Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference

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Marriott Inn and Conference Center UMUC*
Adelphi, MD
November 6-7, 2008
  • Get past the hype to the nuts and bolts and the bottom line.
  • Discover best practices in sustainability and social responsibility.
  • Follow the trail as you discover how organizations have taken sustainability and social responsibility from concept to execution.

*This is a LEED Certified facility (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System™)

Whether your organization is in manufacturing or the services sector, it's time to find out how social responsibility and sustainability strategies have benefited other organizations. These sessions are presented by the cream of the crop in supply management. Find out how leading organizations like Herman Miller, Inc., A.T. & T., News Corporation, IBM and Nike have embraced social responsibility and turned it into profitability for everyone. Sustainability is here to stay and your organization's level of commitment can make or break your bottom line.

Institute for Supply Management™ Definitions

Sustainability is defined as the ability to meet current needs without hindering the ability to meet the needs of future generations in terms of economic, environmental and social challenges.

Social responsibility is a framework of measurable corporate policies and procedures and resulting behavior designed to benefit the workplace and, by extension, the individual, the organization and the community in the following areas: Community, diversity and inclusiveness-supply base, diversity and inclusiveness-workforce, environment, ethics, financial responsibility, human rights, health and safety, and sustainability.

Who Should Attend This Program

Supply management professionals engaged in developing and supporting corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Supply management professionals may want to invite those outside of supply management to gain buy-in and to build the foundation for organizational success. Corporate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives are holistic strategies that involve the entire organization from the CEO to administrative support.


Sponsorships for this program are still available. Contact ISM's Sales Department — Kelly Rich, or Trish True, or call 480-752-6276 extension 3086 or 3061 for specific information.

ARI - Automotive Resources International

ARI offers the broadest emissions reduction solution for complex fleets of all sizes. Since 2001, our EnviroFleet® newsletter has published valuable information on green fleet topics. Today, the EnviroFleet® program can improve vehicle efficiency and lower fuel consumption, thus shrinking a fleet's overall emissions footprint while helping to generate savings.

Integrity Interactive

For ten years, Integrity has helped global corporations measure, manage, and mitigate the risk of compliance and corporate social responsibility failures and attention-grabbing scandals. Our Supply Chain Integrity services provide tools to increase visibility and to automate internal controls processes among your supply chain. For more information, please visit

PHH Arval

PHH Arval is one of the world's leading fleet management companies. PHH was the first to develop a comprehensive environmental program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for company fleets. PHH Greenfleet® help companies measure, reduce and report on their GHG emissions, creating "carbon-neutral" fleets. See for more information.

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