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Supply Chain Calendar - February 2012

Supply Chain Calendar - February 2012

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Supply Chain
February 2012 Activities
In the supply chain survey 2011, you highlighted consumer engagement to be a key challenge to you in
your roles. That’s why we’re going to hear from retailer Sears Canada, on how the company is meetingconsumer concerns and demands whilst simultaneously addressing supply chain risks. We’ll also learn
how to make the business case for supply chain sustainability, and learn how some companies havequantified their savings through identifying opportunities to save energy in their supply chains. Do youhave ideas for future 2degrees activities?  Contact me. 
Getting Ready for the NewConflict Minerals Requirements
 
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(EST)This webinar will provide an overview of the pending Dodd-Frankconflict minerals regulations and what companies are doing to getready. Dodd-Frank addresses companies that are listed on U.S. stockexchanges but will affect companies globally. Sustainability, supplychain and procurement executives should attend to learn the regulatoryand industry context of the new rules, how to plan and launch a conflictminerals due diligence process at your company to be able to meetcustomer and regulatory requirements, as well as costs and benefits of compliance.
Speakers: David Schatsky, Principal at Green Research and LawrenceHeim, Senior Leadership in EHS/Environmental Auditing, Conflict Minerals and Sustainability at The Elm Consulting Group International,LLC. Moderator: David Meyer, Associate Director - Environment, Health& Safety at Elan Pharmaceuticals Also see: Conflict Minerals Perfect Storm , Due Diligence: Guidance note
 
Supply Chain
February 2012 Activities
Increasing Water Efficiency inAgriculture
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 This podcast highlights
LEAF’s new online tool that can help growers
reduce the amount of water wastage on farm. The water managementtool has been developed to enable growers to map their water use,assess risks, improve efficiency and make significant savings on theirwater bills. LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is an organizationthat promotes environmentally responsible farming. LEAF helpsfarmers produce good food, with care and to high environmentalstandards, identified in-store by the LEAF Marque logo.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
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(EST) Join the World Resources Institute to learn more about Aqueduct, adatabase and set of tools designed to help businesses, investors, andother stakeholders measure, map, and manage water related risks.Aqueduct looks beyond water scarcity to the complex factors thatcreate risk around water. Learn how companies such as the Coca-ColaCompany are involved, and how the company has developed andanalyzed maps to illustrate the complex relationships between water,food, and energy worldwide.
Speaker: Betsy Otto, Director of Aqueduct at the World ResourcesInstitute. Also see: Recording of Corporate Water Risk Management: SeekingSolutions 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
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HOLBORN, LONDON, UKThe Action Sustainability Annual Conference will give you the chance to discover how to work with your supply chain to deliver sustainabilityand value. The conference will provide new ideas and freshapproaches to some of the BIG sustainability challenges we all facefrom an exciting pool of leading procurement and sustainabilityexperts. 2degrees members can access a special 15% discount
 –
pleasecontact Izabela Stacewicz for the discount code.
Speakers: ARUP, Adidas, Molson Coors, M&S, Sodexo and more
 
Supply Chain
February 2012 Activities
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
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 3:00 P.M. (GMT) / 10:00 A.M. (EST)This webinar will discuss how to make the business case for supplychain sustainability. Nick Pennell will highlight a case study of howWalkers, and its parent company PepsiCo, have identified opportunitiesto save more than 2,000 tonnes of CO
2
per annum and reduce theirenergy bills by approximately £225,000. Understand the process thatprocurement departments can take to drive supply chain sustainabilityand simultaneously unlock value and learn how Walkers Crisps andInnocent Drinks have driven sustainability initiatives whilesimultaneously reducing costs.
Speaker: Nick Pennell, Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Lavery Pennell  Also see: The Business Case for Ethical Trade , The Business Case for  Biodiversity: What companies need to know  
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
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 3:00 P.M. (GMT) / 10:00 A.M. (EST)
 
Over the last few months we have seen the release of two extremelyimportant product carbon footprinting standards: the revised BSI PAS2050 and the final version of WRI/WBCSD Product Life Cycle Standard.These join a myriad of existing standards and initiatives concerned withassessing the impact of products. This webinar aims to compare themain differences between the current environmental footprintingstandards/initiatives and advise what these differences will mean inpractice.
Speaker: Matt Fishwick, Consultant - Performance Assurance and Transaction Services at Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29
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 3:00 P.M. (GMT) / 10:00 A.M. (EST)
 
The key to reducing waste in many work environments is engagingemployees to reduce, reuse and recycle. This webinar session will explorepractical ways to engage your employees on waste reduction and recycling.
 Speakers: Jason Mitchell, Waste and Environmental Manager for LeedsPartnerships NHS FT and Sarahjane Widdowson, Principal WasteManagement Consultant AEA. Also see:  An alternative to disposable cups , 

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