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4th Annual ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference

November 7-8, 2011
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Stay Competitive. Move Forward

Your organization can't move forward unless you remain competitive. Having a strong organizational strategy that addresses Sustainability and Corporate Social responsibility is an essential ingredient to a strong organization. Attend ISM's 4th Annual Sustainability Conference and discover the benefits to embracing this business philosophy. Every day the headlines in our most respected business publications announce another story about an organization that has committed itself to sustainable business practices. Organizations are reducing their carbon footprints, practicing responsible sourcing and planning for the next generation.

Highlights of this year's program:

  • Core values in a global marketplace
  • Ratings and rankings
  • Corporate environmental scorecards
  • Economy, energy and environment
  • Procurement's influence for sustainable success
  • Revenue streams
  • Seven keys to safety at your organization
  • LEED Certification: the inside story
  • Driving sustainability initiatives
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 all areas must heed the call to Sustainability and CSR — but supply chain professionals are often the catalyst to change within the organization.

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.

Receive a one-year ISM membership with your full nonmember registration fee. Direct membership only. $190 USD value. You must meet ISM qualifications for membership. If you cancel your Sustainability Conference registration prior to the program date, you will receive a refund for the prorated portion of the membership dues amount.

Post-Conference Seminar

Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Supply Professionals
November 9-10, 2011

Attend this post-conference seminar and double your strategic takeaways.

Value x 2. Register for the post-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.

Register before October 9, 2011 and receive $200 off the seminar registration fee.


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.

McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry Logo

McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) is a global sustainability consulting firm founded in 1995 by architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart. MBDC uses the Cradle to Cradle® framework to help companies move beyond reducing their negative impacts towards creating positive growth of economy, equity and ecology.


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.

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