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Key Issues Addressed in 2016

2016 delivered on the most forward-looking supply chain agenda. More than 150 delegates learned how to drive collaboration and go deeper in their supply chain to deliver bigger positive impact for stakeholders.

Day 1: 20th October, 2016


09:00
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09:45

LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE: Prove the value of having a responsible supply chain as a source of competitive advantage

Understand the value managing supply risk has on the success of a business’ competitive advantage. Leverage opportunities within your supply chain to manage risk and become a business of the future.

CompanyName Cisco SystemsDirector Supply Chain Value ProtectionKathleen A. Shaver


Moderator: Martin Chilcott, Founder, 2degrees

  Theme 1: Driving supplier collaboration
9:45
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10:30

Establish long-term sustainable solutions through industry-wide supplier collaboration

Step outside your comfort zone as we invite you to challenge our brave corporate brands, 3rd party partners and judges in our Supplier Collaboration Debate.

Find out the benefit partnerships bring, how brands and 3rd parties actually collaborate and what you should look for in partnership opportunities to add real value to your brand and reputation.

CompanyName Interface Senior Vice President of Operations Ton Van Keken

CompanyName Bidvest Foodservice Head of Sustainability Shirley Duncalf

WWF UK WWF UK Food Policy Manger, Duncan Williamson


Moderator: Martin Chilcott, Founder, 2degrees

10:30

Coffee Break

11:15
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11:45

Diamond and Jewellery Industry Case Study: Raising industry standards though a successful supply chain management programme

The diamond and jewellery industry has faced a lot of pressure and difficulties in creating responsible supply chains. This case study highlights how to change industry perceptions in the Diamond and Jewellery industry to improve transparency and adopt best practice standards.

  • Benefit through improving consumer perceptions and promoting supply chain transparency
  • Prepare yourself to create real lasting positive change and become more trusted in your industry by key stakeholder, from consumers to investors to employees

CompanyName The De Beers Group of Companies Product Integrity Manager Purvi Shah

Cotton Connect Cotton Connect CEO Alison Ward

11:45
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12:45

Supplier capacity building study: Improve transparency  and operational standards through supplier collaboration 

This case study with PSCI and Cotton Connect focuses on what successful capacity building with suppliers looks like to create more transparency and awareness of supply chain risks. With complicated supply chains, it’s even more important that operations add value locally to prove your legacy to operate. Understand the workings and challenges of capacity building and how to build stronger supplier relationships.

 

CompanyName AstraZeneca Risk and Assurance Lead, Procurement Andy Rayment

CDP CDP Head of CDP's supply chain program Dexter Galvin

12:45

Lunch

  Theme 2: Working with procurement
14:15
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15:45

Work better with your suppliers – bridge the gap between sustainability and procurement

Both procurement and sustainability need to align to create a risk free and robust supply chain for long term business success.

In this session, learn how to educate your procurement team to have the relevant sustainability knowledge on the material social and environmental risks to your supply chain to make better business decisions.

  • Understand how procurement actually react to sustainability commitments
  • Get ideas on what training works best for procurement teams to gauge how much you should be doing on your supplier development
  • Learn how to align your responsible sourcing strategy and procurement priorities as a process for identifying strategic suppliers and focusing responsible sourcing efforts

CompanyName Dong Energy Head of Responsible Sourcing Dr France Bourgouin

CompanyName Bayer Head of Procurement Risk and Sustainability Delf Bintakies

CompanyName Alice PedrettiCSR Europe

15:45

Coffee Break

16:15
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17:30

Create and build a culture mind-shift 

Create and build a culture that motivates purchasing teams to make responsible purchasing decisions. Inspire your procurement team to embrace sustainability and ensure sustainability has an equal consideration in purchasing decisions.

  • Make the business case for procurement to see the benefits of integrating sustainability into their teams
  • Learn how to overcome middle management issues to build a responsible culture
  • Inspire your employees in your own organisation to be actors of change

UCD School of Business UCD School of Business Professor Donna Marshall

New Look New Look Retailers Senior CSR Manager Subathra Vaidhiyanathan

ING ING Responsible Procurement Kaitlin Crouch

ING 2degrees Executive Director Oliver Hurrey

17:30

Drinks Reception

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Day 2: 21st October, 2016


  Theme 3: Managing risk beyond 1st tier
09:00
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10:30

In-depth Modern Slavery Act workshop - what is the risk to your business of modern slavery in supply chain services?

This highly interactive session will discuss how companies are addressing modern slavery risks within their supply chains. The session will start as a panel discussion where each speaker shares their work around this topic. We'll then split into roundtables where each roundtable will look to address issues found within their industries. With a maximum of 20 to a table, conference participants will share experiences and ideas under Chatham House Rules.

  • Understand what the modern slavery risks are to your business in supply chain services
  • Use of technology to identify, manage and drive change in your supply chain
  • How to practically eradicate slavery in your supply chain and understand the solutions
  • Manage and identify these risks below the 1st tier of suppliers to keep in line with regulation

This session in intended to be deep dive into the Modern Slavery Act to give attendees the benefit of a longer, more focused discussion with the view of finding practical solutions to this pressing issue.


CompanyName AsiaInspection Ethical & Sustainability Practice Advisor Cornelia Gomez

CompanyName OHCHR Senior Advisor and Manager, Business & Human Rights Lene Wendland

CompanyName Human Rights at Sea CEO David Hammond


Moderator: Linda Kromjong, Secretary General, IOE

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00
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12:00

Supply chain risk management – embedding technologies to successfully manage risk

Take a practical approach to building a low risk supply chain to be on top of business risk and reputation. Leverage processes and technology that build resilience in a real way that makes sense to your suppliers.

In this session:

  • Best practice on managing high risk suppliers through a selected audit process to mitigate the biggest risks to your supply chain
  • Leverage circular economy principles to manage your supply chain processes to ensure your brand is not at risk
  • Innovative future technology with the power to disrupt supply chains 

CompanyName Ericsson Global Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing Jorgen Karlsson

CompanyName HP Inc Director, WW Environmental Operations Dr. Kirstie McIntyre

CompanyName String3 Director Tim Wilson


Moderator: Robert Stevens from ICROA

12:00
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13:00

Build business relationships - what do the procurement teams think of integrating sustainability into their business

Forget about what sustainability means to sustainability folks. Hear about what sustainability means to 'the other side'. What do business functions care about and how can sustainability help them in their role? 

  • How do the business live their sustainability responsibility?
  • What does the internal sell look like to create a genuine sustainable business model?

CompanyName Formerly at Novartis Head of Responsible Procurement Katja Sbikowski

CompanyName BT plc Head of Governance & Sustainability in Procurement Liz Cross

CompanyName Skanska Head of Procurement Dale Turner


Moderator: Alice Pedretti CSR Europe

13:00

Lunch

14:00
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15:00

Sustainable sourcing roundtables: Managing your impacts on human rights, deforestation, climate change

In this 90-minute roundtable session we'll look at four key soft commodities and discuss how companies can minimise their impacts in these vital areas of business. Each roundtable will be lead and facilitated by industry experts and will share best practices under Chatham House Rules.

This session will include speakers sharing their work, issues and successes for the first 20 minutes. The next hour will be spent in interactive working groups where all attendees are encouraged to share issues and ideas. The final part of the session speakers will re-join the stage and share key ideas discussed on each roundtable.

CompanyName Cotton Connect CEO Alison Ward

CompanyName Primark Environmental Sustainability Controller Charles Dickinson

CompanyName OECD Working Party Responsible Business Conduct Chair Roel Nieuwenkamp

CompanyName Forum for the Future Head of Futures Charlene Collison


Moderator: Liam Dowd, Managing Director, Ethical Corporation

15:00

Closing Remarks

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