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3rd Annual ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference

November 4-5, 2010
Lake Buena Vista, FL

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.

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

November 2-3, 2010

Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Supply Professionals

The concepts of sustainability, the environment and going green are having an ever greater impact on supply professionals' decisions and performance. Explore the challenges of embedding policies and decision-making into your organization and those of your suppliers. Learn how others are dealing with initiatives in these areas and gain insight and understanding into how to successfully move towards environmentally preferable supply chain practices.

William D. Agee, CPIM, C.E.M., CPE, CPP, CMN
William D. Agee Consulting

Value x 2. Register for the pre-conference seminar "Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Supply Professionals" 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.


Sponsorships for this program are still available. Contact ISM's Sales Department — Kelly Rich, or Trish True, or call 480-752-6276 extension 3086 or 3061 for specific information.


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.

For more information visit:

SFI Inc.

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 to find out how to source SFI-labeled paper, packaging or wood products.

SFI Inc.
900 17th St NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006-2515
Phone: 202/596-3450

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