--- To enhance the value and performance of procurement and SCM practitioners and their organizations worldwide ---

The ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference



Marriott Inn and Conference Center UMUC*
Hyattsville, MD
November 5-6, 2009

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

  • 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.

Whether your organization is in manufacturing or the services sector, it's time to discover the benefits of a socially responsible organization. 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 other organizations have embraced social responsibility and turned it into an effective business practice for everyone. Sustainability is here to stay, and your organization's level of commitment can make or break your bottom line.


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.


Institute for Supply Management™ Definitions

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.


Attend this pre-conference seminar and double your strategic takeaways

Finance for the Supply Management Professional
November 3-4, 2009

Value x 2. Register for the pre-conference seminar "Finance for the Supply Management Professional" and the SSR Conference and save $200 on the complete package. Attend both programs and pack in as much value and working knowledge as you can in one trip. Visit the ISM Web site for a complete outline of this valuable seminar.




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