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Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
Value Creation Keynote: Hear how embedding responsibility at the core of the business strategy can drive transformative commercial value and deliver systemic change and at scale

More information coming soon...

covestro Dirk Jan de With Chief Procurement Officer Covestro

09:00 - 09:30
Strategy keynote: Re-assessing your Supply Chain – Sustainability at the core

Recent human rights and environmental legislations as well as increasing customer and investor expectations are placing unprecedented burdens on corporate supply chains. So, before you can know your risks, force change, measure impact and boost commercial value everybody in the Supply Chain-mix must understand what Sustainability is in context and how to contribute. So, what does a ‘best in class’ sustainable-centric Supply Chain look like and how to gauge what action your company needs to take to deliver bigger social and business impact?

Speaker Logo Andy Horne Head of Supply Chain - Finance EDF Energy

09:30 - 10:00
Impact keynote: Understand and measure the impact of your responsible Supply Chain initiatives

Measuring and quantifying impact; be it societal, environmental or business advantage centric, is key. But internal cases will differ from those you might need to make to suppliers, external stakeholders or investors. Understand who cares about what and the burden of proof you face if you’re to drive positive perceptions…irrespective of audience.

09:30 - 10:00
Technology keynote: The role of Tech & Data in delivering responsible Supply Chain management

Tech has been reshaping procurement and supply chain practices for years but it’s early days when it comes to facilitating sustainability efforts. With increasingly affordable connected devices, cloud-based systems and data-based intelligence tools now’s the time to cut through the tech hype, explore wins and recognise limitations.

Speaker Logo Darrell Doren Managing Director Foreign Trade Association

09:30 - 10:00
Scalability keynote: One size for all? The hunt for sustainable strategies that scale

Ok, one size will never fit all. Scalability has been a perennial problem in the sustainability arena. However, ‘unique’ a challenge there are platforms, principles and processes that can underpin responsible supply chain at global organisations. Understand how far you can go towards cookie-cutting strategy without compromising impact.

Speaker Logo Peter McAllister Executive Director Ethical Trading Initiative

09:30 - 10:00
Traceability keynote: How deep to dive? [or] …where do ethical responsibilities really end?

It never ends; or does it? Significant risks and adverse practices are to be found in the broader supply base of any global company. Visibility is always imperfect and companies or individuals will let you down. Unfortunately, your reputation will be hit if a disaster does occur! So, what’s required, reasonable, viable and desirable? How to control your local community impact? Plus, how to clearly set out your position.

Speaker Logo Carmel Giblin CEO & President ICTI CARE

Speaker Logo Brent Wilton Director Global Workplace rights The Coca-Cola Company

09:30 - 10:00
Coalition keynote: United we stand – the changing nature of collaborations across Supply-bases

Divide and rule is no more. Collaborate to win is the paradigm of the 21st century. The sheer complexity of Supply Chain issues means that no company should stand alone. Understand how industries can move towards shared responsibility…and the potential this unlocks in terms of tangible, positive change as well as savings and risk mitigation.

Speaker Logo Caroline Haycock Director of Ethical Trade & Corporate Responsibility Debenhams

Speaker Logo Peter Andrews Head of Sustainability Policy British Retail Consortium

Speaker Logo Baptiste Carriere-Pradal Vice President, Europe Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Speaker Logo Tom Smith Director Strategy – Collaboration Responsible Sourcing Walmart

Closing Keynote
08:30 - 09:00
Geopolitics and the potential for disruption to Global Supply Chains.

In light of Trump, Brexit and with increasing protectionist policies starting to creep into political discourse worldwide, are the ultra-complex, extended, multi-national Supply Chains set for major disruption and what might this mean for operational and sustainability imperatives?

Sustainability and the organisational architecture for delivery
08:30 - 09:00
Define and align – ensuring sustainability and commercial objectives dovetail

For all the noise around Sustainability, cost and reliability still dominate supply chain management thinking. Fundamentals need to change to respond to global regualtions, stakeholders requirements and brand impact. How to re-engineer Corporate objectives to ensure sustainability is central rather than peripheral to supply chain managemnt strategies

09:00 - 09:30
Embedding Sustainability in the Supply Chain as an integral part of the organisation

Accountability and visibility is key to all initiatives. Having sustainability in the supply chain as a strategic activity in mind how can it be implemented in the company to be fit for purpose?

Speaker Logo Delf Bintakies Head of Procurement Risk & Sustainability Bayer

Volvo Group Eva Bennis Director Sustainability and Compliance Volvo Group

09:00 - 09:30
Process - Putting sustainability in the middle of workflow

Ensure responsible supply chain strategy is understood, value defined and objectives set. And how processes can be adapted to minimise complexity and bring CSR, Supply Chain & Procurement, Sourcing, Logistics, IT, Finance, Compliance, Marketing, Corp Communications, Governance into line.

Speaker Logo Mark Tanzer CEO ABTA

Speaker Logo Jane Ashton Sustainable Development Director TUI Group

09:00 - 09:30
Hearts and minds – Fostering inter-departmental collaboration

How to inject purpose within the organisation through the introduction of efficient communication frameworks across departments; ensuring knowledge is shared and sustainability considerations are factored into everyone’s decisions.

Technology and its potential in the evolution of Responsible Supply Chain Management
08:30 - 09:00
Beyond Compliance & Audit – what more can data and systems do for you and your suppliers?

Auditing is the start point but isn’t designed to help actively manage supply chain risk. Understand what data you should be collecting, the mechanisms and cost; plus, how to roll out technologies that can influence behaviors and measure impact from the factory floor to the field.

Moderator: Speaker Logo Mark Robertson Director – Communications & Stakeholder Engagement ICTI CARE

09:30 - 10:00
Correlating the right data to prove the social impacts and business benefits of your responsible Supply Chain

Systematically gathering data will take you so far. How to correlate the existing data with the improvements that sustainability initiatives can deliver and share Impact with internal team and external stakeholders / Risk insights is the bigger challenge. Thereafter, how findings are distributed to drive stakeholder engagement and action can be the difference between success and failure. So how to change up what you’re doing to bolster outcomes?

Speaker Logo Chris Cook Global Sustainability Director Akzonobel

09:30 - 10:00
The risk v reward of data collection, monitoring and automation explored

Many companies are turning to automated data collection, risk ranking/scoring systems, engagement via portals, bots etc. But how much can these tools deliver, what are the risk when people are taken out of the loop and where is the line between positive oversight and a more questionable ‘Big Brother-esque’ surveillance culture?

You can’t do everything – You can’t do it alone
08:30 - 09:00
Supplier education, support and motivation. How to mobilise their people to help you meet your objectives – Prove the sustainability case

Move beyond mandate and control, eradicating box-ticking ‘compliance’ to shifting mindsets by communicating culture and influencing behaviours. We look at tools you can use to bolster suppliers sustainability credentials/capabilities as well as educational programmes that are proven to make a real difference.

Speaker Logo Kanishk Negi Global SCM Sustainability Manager ABB

Speaker Logo Melanie Kubin-Hardewig Vice President Group Sustainability Management Deutsche Telekom

08:30 - 09:00
Beyond Tier 1 - How to influence your supplier’s suppliers

How to make the principle of ‘cascading expectations’ work more efficiently? How to best incentivize supplier ownership deeper in the supply chain and grow the “assurance toolbox”? Understand your suppliers need to work in tandem to manage your risks and deliver impact

Speaker Logo Jorgen Karlsson Global Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing Ericsson

08:30 - 09:00
Putting competition aside. The role of industry-wide supplier-centric initiatives in forcing fundamental change

Everybody knows that better collaboration amongst competitors, other industries and Public or Private bodies can accelerate sustainability solutions and impact. By the same token, it can cripple progress if initiatives are poorly designed. We look at the mechanics of the best examples of successful collaboration beyond the corporate walls.

Speaker Logo Amandine Noureldin Sustainable Sourcing Manager Alstom

Speaker Logo Rob Jenkinson Director, Corporate Sustainability & Manager Group Quality & EHS, SKF

In-depth roundtable and breakout workshops

2 hours’ individual workshops tackling critical issues. Starting with in-depth issue based discussion before moving on to evaluate and dissect practical solutions.

All workshops will be held in breakout rooms under Chatham-House rules ensuring discussions are open, honest and, above all, useful.

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Workshop: Going beyond audit to pursue real social, environmental and business positive impacts

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Speaker Logo Louise Nicholls Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability (Plan A) and Food packaging Marks and Spencer

Speaker Logo Brent Wilton Director Global Workplace rights Coca-Cola

09:00 - 09:30
Climate Change Workshop: How to reduce your energy use and environmental impacts

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Chris Cook Global Sustainability Director Akzonobel

09:00 - 09:30
Collaboration Workshop

The sustainability issues are bigger than what one company can achieve  – there is a need for business to go beyond simple collaborations and move towards unconventional partnerships and coalitions to truly address the big societal issues and impacts. Work on:

  1. Internal
  2. Supplier
  3. Competitors and other industries
Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
Value Creation Keynote: Hear how embedding responsibility at the core of the business strategy can drive transformative commercial value and deliver systemic change and at scale

More information coming soon...

covestro Dirk Jan de With Chief Procurement Officer Covestro

09:00 - 09:30
Strategy keynote: Re-assessing your Supply Chain – Sustainability at the core

Recent human rights and environmental legislations as well as increasing customer and investor expectations are placing unprecedented burdens on corporate supply chains. So, before you can know your risks, force change, measure impact and boost commercial value everybody in the Supply Chain-mix must understand what Sustainability is in context and how to contribute. So, what does a ‘best in class’ sustainable-centric Supply Chain look like and how to gauge what action your company needs to take to deliver bigger social and business impact?

Speaker Logo Andy Horne Head of Supply Chain - Finance EDF Energy

09:30 - 10:00
Impact keynote: Understand and measure the impact of your responsible Supply Chain initiatives

Measuring and quantifying impact; be it societal, environmental or business advantage centric, is key. But internal cases will differ from those you might need to make to suppliers, external stakeholders or investors. Understand who cares about what and the burden of proof you face if you’re to drive positive perceptions…irrespective of audience.

09:30 - 10:00
Technology keynote: The role of Tech & Data in delivering responsible Supply Chain management

Tech has been reshaping procurement and supply chain practices for years but it’s early days when it comes to facilitating sustainability efforts. With increasingly affordable connected devices, cloud-based systems and data-based intelligence tools now’s the time to cut through the tech hype, explore wins and recognise limitations.

Speaker Logo Darrell Doren Managing Director Foreign Trade Association

09:30 - 10:00
Scalability keynote: One size for all? The hunt for sustainable strategies that scale

Ok, one size will never fit all. Scalability has been a perennial problem in the sustainability arena. However, ‘unique’ a challenge there are platforms, principles and processes that can underpin responsible supply chain at global organisations. Understand how far you can go towards cookie-cutting strategy without compromising impact.

Speaker Logo Peter McAllister Executive Director Ethical Trading Initiative

09:30 - 10:00
Traceability keynote: How deep to dive? [or] …where do ethical responsibilities really end?

It never ends; or does it? Significant risks and adverse practices are to be found in the broader supply base of any global company. Visibility is always imperfect and companies or individuals will let you down. Unfortunately, your reputation will be hit if a disaster does occur! So, what’s required, reasonable, viable and desirable? How to control your local community impact? Plus, how to clearly set out your position.

Speaker Logo Carmel Giblin CEO & President ICTI CARE

Speaker Logo Brent Wilton Director Global Workplace rights The Coca-Cola Company

09:30 - 10:00
Coalition keynote: United we stand – the changing nature of collaborations across Supply-bases

Divide and rule is no more. Collaborate to win is the paradigm of the 21st century. The sheer complexity of Supply Chain issues means that no company should stand alone. Understand how industries can move towards shared responsibility…and the potential this unlocks in terms of tangible, positive change as well as savings and risk mitigation.

Speaker Logo Caroline Haycock Director of Ethical Trade & Corporate Responsibility Debenhams

Speaker Logo Peter Andrews Head of Sustainability Policy British Retail Consortium

Speaker Logo Baptiste Carriere-Pradal Vice President, Europe Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Speaker Logo Tom Smith Director Strategy – Collaboration Responsible Sourcing Walmart

Don't miss out - register now

Only 5 days left to save £400 with our Ultra-Early Bird discount. Don't miss out!

Sustainability and the organisational architecture for delivery
08:30 - 09:00
Define and align – ensuring sustainability and commercial objectives dovetail

For all the noise around Sustainability, cost and reliability still dominate supply chain management thinking. Fundamentals need to change to respond to global regualtions, stakeholders requirements and brand impact. How to re-engineer Corporate objectives to ensure sustainability is central rather than peripheral to supply chain managemnt strategies

09:00 - 09:30
Embedding Sustainability in the Supply Chain as an integral part of the organisation

Accountability and visibility is key to all initiatives. Having sustainability in the supply chain as a strategic activity in mind how can it be implemented in the company to be fit for purpose?

Speaker Logo Delf Bintakies Head of Procurement Risk & Sustainability Bayer

Volvo Group Eva Bennis Director Sustainability and Compliance Volvo Group

09:00 - 09:30
Process - Putting sustainability in the middle of workflow

Ensure responsible supply chain strategy is understood, value defined and objectives set. And how processes can be adapted to minimise complexity and bring CSR, Supply Chain & Procurement, Sourcing, Logistics, IT, Finance, Compliance, Marketing, Corp Communications, Governance into line.

Speaker Logo Mark Tanzer CEO ABTA

Speaker Logo Jane Ashton Sustainable Development Director TUI Group

09:00 - 09:30
Hearts and minds – Fostering inter-departmental collaboration

How to inject purpose within the organisation through the introduction of efficient communication frameworks across departments; ensuring knowledge is shared and sustainability considerations are factored into everyone’s decisions.

Don't miss out - register now

Only 5 days left to save £400 with our Ultra-Early Bird discount. Don't miss out!

Technology and its potential in the evolution of Responsible Supply Chain Management
08:30 - 09:00
Beyond Compliance & Audit – what more can data and systems do for you and your suppliers?

Auditing is the start point but isn’t designed to help actively manage supply chain risk. Understand what data you should be collecting, the mechanisms and cost; plus, how to roll out technologies that can influence behaviors and measure impact from the factory floor to the field.

Moderator: Speaker Logo Mark Robertson Director – Communications & Stakeholder Engagement ICTI CARE

09:30 - 10:00
Correlating the right data to prove the social impacts and business benefits of your responsible Supply Chain

Systematically gathering data will take you so far. How to correlate the existing data with the improvements that sustainability initiatives can deliver and share Impact with internal team and external stakeholders / Risk insights is the bigger challenge. Thereafter, how findings are distributed to drive stakeholder engagement and action can be the difference between success and failure. So how to change up what you’re doing to bolster outcomes?

Speaker Logo Chris Cook Global Sustainability Director Akzonobel

09:30 - 10:00
The risk v reward of data collection, monitoring and automation explored

Many companies are turning to automated data collection, risk ranking/scoring systems, engagement via portals, bots etc. But how much can these tools deliver, what are the risk when people are taken out of the loop and where is the line between positive oversight and a more questionable ‘Big Brother-esque’ surveillance culture?

Don't miss out - register now

Only 5 days left to save £400 with our Ultra-Early Bird discount. Don't miss out!

You can’t do everything – You can’t do it alone
08:30 - 09:00
Supplier education, support and motivation. How to mobilise their people to help you meet your objectives – Prove the sustainability case

Move beyond mandate and control, eradicating box-ticking ‘compliance’ to shifting mindsets by communicating culture and influencing behaviours. We look at tools you can use to bolster suppliers sustainability credentials/capabilities as well as educational programmes that are proven to make a real difference.

Speaker Logo Kanishk Negi Global SCM Sustainability Manager ABB

Speaker Logo Melanie Kubin-Hardewig Vice President Group Sustainability Management Deutsche Telekom

08:30 - 09:00
Beyond Tier 1 - How to influence your supplier’s suppliers

How to make the principle of ‘cascading expectations’ work more efficiently? How to best incentivize supplier ownership deeper in the supply chain and grow the “assurance toolbox”? Understand your suppliers need to work in tandem to manage your risks and deliver impact

Speaker Logo Jorgen Karlsson Global Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing Ericsson

08:30 - 09:00
Putting competition aside. The role of industry-wide supplier-centric initiatives in forcing fundamental change

Everybody knows that better collaboration amongst competitors, other industries and Public or Private bodies can accelerate sustainability solutions and impact. By the same token, it can cripple progress if initiatives are poorly designed. We look at the mechanics of the best examples of successful collaboration beyond the corporate walls.

Speaker Logo Amandine Noureldin Sustainable Sourcing Manager Alstom

Speaker Logo Rob Jenkinson Director, Corporate Sustainability & Manager Group Quality & EHS, SKF

Don't miss out - register now

Only 5 days left to save £400 with our Ultra-Early Bird discount. Don't miss out!

In-depth roundtable and breakout workshops

2 hours’ individual workshops tackling critical issues. Starting with in-depth issue based discussion before moving on to evaluate and dissect practical solutions.

All workshops will be held in breakout rooms under Chatham-House rules ensuring discussions are open, honest and, above all, useful.

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Workshop: Going beyond audit to pursue real social, environmental and business positive impacts

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Speaker Logo Louise Nicholls Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability (Plan A) and Food packaging Marks and Spencer

Speaker Logo Brent Wilton Director Global Workplace rights Coca-Cola

09:00 - 09:30
Climate Change Workshop: How to reduce your energy use and environmental impacts

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Chris Cook Global Sustainability Director Akzonobel

09:00 - 09:30
Collaboration Workshop

The sustainability issues are bigger than what one company can achieve  – there is a need for business to go beyond simple collaborations and move towards unconventional partnerships and coalitions to truly address the big societal issues and impacts. Work on:

  1. Internal
  2. Supplier
  3. Competitors and other industries

Don't miss out - register now

Only 5 days left to save £400 with our Ultra-Early Bird discount. Don't miss out!

Closing Keynote
08:30 - 09:00
Geopolitics and the potential for disruption to Global Supply Chains.

In light of Trump, Brexit and with increasing protectionist policies starting to creep into political discourse worldwide, are the ultra-complex, extended, multi-national Supply Chains set for major disruption and what might this mean for operational and sustainability imperatives?

Don't miss out - register now

Only 5 days left to save £400 with our Ultra-Early Bird discount. Don't miss out!