This year's program covers the full range of Social Responsibility from sustainability and environmental issues to global licensing, ethics and logistics. Our sessions address issues in sourcing and emerging issues in law. Don't miss the panel discussion featuring industry thought leaders who have implemented sustainable and socially responsible processes into their organizations. Use their insight to build and improve your sustainability programs.
Sustainability and social responsibility are here to stay, and your organization's level of commitment can make or break your future success.
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.
Sustainability: Sustainability is 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: 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.
Staples is the world's largest office products company. We focus our environmental programs on three major areas: sustainable products, recycling and other environmental services, and eco-efficient operations. We seek to offer our customers the products and solutions that they need to make greener choices and operate their business in a more sustainable manner.
SFI Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world. Visit www.sfiprogram.org to find out how to source SFI-labeled paper, packaging or wood products.