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 meeting consumer 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 have quantified their savings through identifying opportunities to save energy in their supply chains. Do you have ideas for future 2degrees activities? Contact me.

Getting Ready for the New Conflict Minerals Requirements
FEBRUARY 1 3:00 P.M. (GMT) / 10:00 A.M. (EST)
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This webinar will provide an overview of the pending Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulations and what companies are doing to get ready. Dodd-Frank addresses companies that are listed on U.S. stock exchanges but will affect companies globally. Sustainability, supply chain and procurement executives should attend to learn the regulatory and industry context of the new rules, how to plan and launch a conflict minerals due diligence process at your company to be able to meet customer and regulatory requirements, as well as costs and benefits of compliance. Speakers: David Schatsky, Principal at Green Research and Lawrence Heim, 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 in Agriculture
FEBRUARY 1
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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 management tool has been developed to enable growers to map their water use, assess risks, improve efficiency and make significant savings on their water bills. LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is an organization that promotes environmentally responsible farming. LEAF helps farmers produce good food, with care and to high environmental standards, identified in-store by the LEAF Marque logo. Speaker: Caroline Drummond, LEAF Chief Executive Also see: Sustainability on Tap: Making agricultural water resources last, Water in Agriculture: Nestlé identifies the real opportunities for saving water

World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Project: Measuring, mapping, and managing water related risks
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
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3:00 P.M. (GMT) / 10:00 A.M. (EST)

Join the World Resources Institute to learn more about Aqueduct, a database and set of tools designed to help businesses, investors, and other stakeholders measure, map, and manage water related risks. Aqueduct looks beyond water scarcity to the complex factors that create risk around water. Learn how companies such as the Coca-Cola Company are involved, and how the company has developed and analyzed maps to illustrate the complex relationships between water, food, and energy worldwide. Speaker: Betsy Otto, Director of Aqueduct at the World Resources Institute. Also see: Recording of Corporate Water Risk Management: Seeking Solutions

Sustainable Supply Chains: Addressing the big challenges
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
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HOLBORN, LONDON, UK

The Action Sustainability Annual Conference will give you the chance to discover how to work with your supply chain to deliver sustainability and value. The conference will provide new ideas and fresh approaches to some of the BIG sustainability challenges we all face from an exciting pool of leading procurement and sustainability experts. 2degrees members can access a special 15% discount – please contact Izabela Stacewicz for the discount code. Speakers: ARUP, Adidas, Molson Coors, M&S, Sodexo and more

Supply Chain
February 2012 Activities

Making the Business Case for Supply Chain Sustainability: 3 steps towards unlocking value
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 supply chain sustainability. Nick Pennell will highlight a case study of how Walkers, and its parent company PepsiCo, have identified opportunities to save more than 2,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum and reduce their energy bills by approximately £225,000. Understand the process that procurement departments can take to drive supply chain sustainability and simultaneously unlock value and learn how Walkers Crisps and Innocent Drinks have driven sustainability initiatives while simultaneously 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

Over the last few months we have seen the release of two extremely Assessing the Impact of a Product: Which standard should important product carbon footprinting standards: the revised BSI PAS 2050 and the final version of WRI/WBCSD Product Life Cycle Standard. I use? TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
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3:00 P.M. (GMT) / 10:00 A.M. (EST)

These join a myriad of existing standards and initiatives concerned with assessing the impact of products. This webinar aims to compare the main differences between the current environmental footprinting standards/initiatives and advise what these differences will mean in practice. Speaker: Matt Fishwick, Consultant - Performance Assurance and Transaction Services at Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Also see: Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard

Get your hands dirty: Engaging The key to reducing waste in many work environments is engaging employees to reduce, reuse and recycle. This webinar session will explore with employees on waste practical ways to engage your employees on waste reduction and recycling. reduction
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29
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3:00 P.M. (GMT) / 10:00 A.M. (EST)

Speakers: Jason Mitchell, Waste and Environmental Manager for Leeds Partnerships NHS FT and Sarahjane Widdowson, Principal Waste Management Consultant AEA. Also see: An alternative to disposable cups, InterfaceFLOR’s Waste Initiatives

Supply Chain
February 2012 Activities

Coming next month:
In March, be on the lookout for our activities, as we address the following themes: Water use efficiency: the best available technologies Effective monitoring and reporting of supply chain sustainability Biofuels: What's the global situation? The Future of Energy-from-Waste