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ISM Exec Joins Supply Chain Stakeholders Panel in Washington, D.C.

FOR RELEASE: April 20, 2012

Panel explores ways to align and broaden domestic supply chains and environmental practices.

(Tempe, Ariz.) April 19, 2012 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Vice President Scott R. Sturzl, CPSM, C.P.M., CPSD, attended a roundtable of The White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Public Engagement, held March 30, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Sturzl joined a panel of invited experts from U.S. government, private sector, not-for-profit and academia to explore options for aligning and broadening supply chain operations and environmental practices around mutually shared goals.

Tempe, Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is a leading proponent of ethical, sustainable and socially responsible business practices. Now in its eighth year, ISM's Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility initiative offers a range of self-auditing tools, business case studies, research and links to other organizations' sustainability and social responsibility programs on the website ISM also presents an annual Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference where leaders who are successfully developing and driving sustainability initiatives in their organizations share their most current and relevant best practices.

Sturzl says the fact that ISM was among the invited stakeholders is a testament to the nearly-100-year-old organization's work in the area of sustainability and social responsibility. "Our commitment to support efforts to create a Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice is consistent with ISM's mission to lead and serve supply management," he says. Sturzl holds leadership roles in both ISM's Committee on Sustainability and Social Responsibility and ISM's Ethical Standards Committee.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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