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SGS is sponsoring the Engaging Suppliers in Sustainability 2010 Conference in London, United Kingdom 9-10 November 2010. Held at the Regents Park Marriott Hotel, the conference provides an opportunity for companies to question themselves about how they engage their suppliers in their sustainability agenda and to focus on the business processes involved.

Concerns about global warming have strengthened the need for a strong Sustainable policy. On the one hand, pressure is coming from governments who are pushing through new regulations to cope with major issues such as climate change, pollution and health risks; on the other hand, stakeholders, including individual consumers, are also more and more conscious of their duty to act for a sustainable development. Consequently, companies have to report on their environmental performance and impacts with more transparency.

Time has now come for practical action and this conference will probe into the real issues and solutions thanks to the participation of leading practitioners who will show companies where to focus their efforts.

During this two-day event, SGS Global Sustainability Director, Charles Ly Wa Hoi will explain how companies can combine sustainability assessment with existing supplier assessment and will discuss ways to point out to suppliers how their support on sustainability issues will be rewarded. During this conference, details will be given about:

  • How to decide which metrics and criteria to include on your supplier scorecard
  • How to develop an effective assessment template that not only covers questions on cost, service and quality, but also environmental and social challenges as well
  • How you can easily communicate the metrics to key suppliers to ensure that everyone is committed and engaged

Visitors are welcome to discuss any aspect of Sustainability among the Supply Chain with our Sustainability team.

About SGS Sustainability Services

SGS’ Sustainability services encompass an international base of expertise worldwide coordinated by more than 30 CSR experts and supported by a network of auditors, inspectors and test engineers.

Social Responsibility, Restricted Substances and Ecodesign are distinct, yet complementary, services offered for SGS’ Consumer Products clients. Executed via the global network of SGS Sustainability auditors and consultants, these services support companies in their sustainability strategy by strengthening their competitive advantage, exceeding consumer expectations, meeting regulatory requirements and assessing social, environmental and economic risks and opportunities.

For further information please contact us.

Emilie Viengchaleune

SGS
191, avenue Aristide Briand
t: +358 9 696 3701
f: +358 9 692 4673
Website: www.sgs.com/sustainableproducts

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.