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Upcoming Webinars

Traceability in Global Supply Chains: Minerals & Diamonds

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Date
  • 10 September 2014, 8:00 am (EDT time)
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  • The Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, has developed "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains”, which aims to identify common challenges and solutions to tracing materials through complex global supply chains, painting a global picture of best practice and providing a comprehensive view of key initiatives. Following a presentation of the guide, the webinar will explore the objectives and challenges unique to the mineral and diamond industry supply chain. The webinar will feature a panel of business speakers from the technology and jewelry industry and traceability scheme representatives.

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Traceability in Global Supply Chains - Forestry Sector

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Date
  • 22 October 2014, 10:00 am (EDT time)
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  • Supply chain traceability has become a priority for businesses worldwide as firms face increased pressure from consumers and regulators to provide goods that are responsibly sourced and produced. The Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, has developed "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains”, which aims to identify companies’ common challenges and best practices in tracing raw materials through complex global supply chains. Following a presentation of the guide, the webinar will explore various perspectives on corporate’ goals and challenges in improving supply chain traceability in the forestry sector.

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Previous Webinars

Traceability in Global Supply Chains: Food & Agriculture

Presentation
  • Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain  Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain
  • Note: The audio does not include the introduction, it starts from min. 07:25. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Date
  • 9 July 2014, 10:00 am (EDT time)
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Description
  • Supply chain traceability has become a key topic for companies around the globe in response to increasing regulatory pressure and consumer demand for responsibly sourced and produced goods and services. Following an initial surveying of the landscape of traceability issues companies currently face, the Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, has developed "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains”. This practical guide aims to identify common challenges of and solutions to tracing product and raw materials through complex global supply chains, painting a global picture of best practice and providing a comprehensive view of key initiatives. Following a presentation of the guide, this webinar will explore the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chains of key commodities in the food sector, (such as sugar, coffee, cocoa, as well as meat and fish) and feature a panel of commodity-specific or traceability scheme experts.


 

Respecting and Supporting Women throughout the Value Chain

Presentation
  • Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain  Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain
Date
  • 21 May 2014, 9:00 am EDT
Issues
Description
  • Embedding corporate sustainability goals and objectives throughout the value chain remains a significant challenge for businesses around the world from all sectors. This webinar will focus on the gender dimension of responsible value chain management and highlight the specific challenges and opportunities faced by companies. Principle 5 of the Women's Empowerment Principles -- which encourages companies to implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women -- will provide a starting point for discussion. Company experiences, new programmes and engagement opportunities aimed at assisting companies to better apply a gender lens to their responsible value chain strategies will be presented.

 

Trade and Road Transport Facilitation to Promote Sustainable Supply Chains, conducted with IRU (International Road Transport Union)

Presentation
  • Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain 
Date
  • 3 March 2014, 8am - 9am (NY time)
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Description
  • International supply chains involve transportation of goods across borders by air, road, rail and water, dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting regulatory treatments and burdened by lengthy customs procedures. Co-organized by the Global Compact and IRU, the International Road Transport Union, this webinar will explore the sustainability issues relating to the logistics sector and border crossing, including anti-corruption, environmental hazard and social hardship for the workers involved in the transportation process. Join us and see how companies are addressing these challenging issues. The webinar will also present IRU’s initiatives to facilitate and secure road transports, with specific focus on the Transports Internationaux Routier (TIR) system.
     

 

Traceability in the Global Supply Chain: Objectives and Challenges

Presentation
  • Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain  Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain
Date
  • 8 January 2014 at 10:00 am EST
Issues
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  • Supply chain traceability has become a key topic for companies around the globe in response to increasing regulatory pressure and consumer demand for responsibly sourced and produced goods and services. Following an initial surveying of the landscape of traceability issues companies currently face, the Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, is moving forward with the development of a practical guide to identify common challenges of and solutions to tracing product and raw materials through complex global supply chains, painting a global picture of best practice, and providing a comprehensive view of key initiatives. This webinar will explore the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in your supply chain through an interactive panel discussion involving industry-specific traceability systems and companies that are using them

 

Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain

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  • Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain  Stand Together Against Corruption - How to Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain
Date
  • November 2013
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  • In today’s world, where global business is accomplished through elaborate networks, companies need to address the risk of corruption throughout their supply chain, including direct and sub-tiers suppliers. This webinar will explore how companies manage anti-corruption in their supply chain and the ways customers and suppliers can engage collectively to fight corruption and level the playing field for all. The webinar will be focused on the new Global Compact resource developed by the Anti-Corruption Task Force of the Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, Stand Together Against Corruption – A Practical Guide to Help Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain, which provides practical measures that companies can integrate in their supply chain.

 

Practices and Resources by Global Compact Local Networks

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  • Practices and Resources by Global Compact Local Networks  Practices and Resources by Global Compact Local Networks
Date
  • July 2013
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  • This webinar showcases how Global Compact Local Networks work closely with companies to develop more sustainable and responsible supply chain practices. Through capacity building, providing materials and tools, building partnerships and sharing experiences, Local Networks have helped guide and support companies as they engage with their suppliers and embed supply chain sustainability into their existing programmes and operations. The webinar includes presentations from the Global Compact Local Networks from Turkey and the UK.

 

Occupational Health and Safety – Lessons from the Bangladesh Factory Collapse

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  • Occupational Health and Safety - Lessons from the Bangladesh Factory Collapse  Occupational Health and Safety - Lessons from the Bangladesh Factory Collapse
Date
  • June 2013
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  • The recent factory-building collapse in Bangladesh, claiming the lives of over 1,100 workers, provided a stark reminder that there is more to be done to ensure better and safer working conditions for workers in Bangladesh, as well as across other regions. This webinar will discuss how companies can help prevent similar tragedies in the future. Panelists will include representatives of Better Work (ILO/IFC), who will share global experiences and solutions, and leading companies in the garment and mobile telecommunications sectors, who will discuss some of the practical steps they have taken to improve worker standards in their supply chains.

 

Managing Human Rights Risks in the Supply Chain: Keeping your Social License to Operate

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  • Managing Human Rights Risks in the Supply Chain: Keeping your Social License to Operate  Managing Human Rights Risks in the Supply Chain: Keeping your Social License to Operate
Date
  • June 2013
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Description
  • Considered through the lens of social license methodology, panelists explored how participants can analyze their operations and the practices of businesses in their supply chain to avoid contributing to negative impacts on human rights, such as child labour. Participants discussed the importance of meeting the minimum requirements to respect human rights as outlined by the Global Compact principles and the Guiding Principles and how doing so can help mitigate potential risks to a company’s reputation and bottom line. Business panelists shared best practices and lessons learned about assessing human rights risks in their operations, and strategies they have used to prevent or respond to them.

 

PRME Webinar on Supply Chain Sustainability

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  • PRME Webinar on Supply Chain Sustainability
Date
  • June 2013
Issues
Description
  • This webinar offered an overview of the Global Compact's Supply Chain Sustainability workstream, resources and projects related to topics, such as traceability and anti-corruption. Two business representatives from the Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability shared their experiences. Participants also explored ideas for collaboration between business and academia on supply chain sustainability.

 

Traceability in Global Supply Chains: Initial Findings from the Traceability Task Force and Plans for the Future

Date
  • May 2013
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Description
  • In 2012, the Global Compact’s Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability established a task force to identify common challenges of and solutions to tracing product and raw materials through complex global supply chains. Co-hosted with Traceability Task Force member BSR, this webinar will explore preliminary findings from Phase One of the project and plans for the development of a Guide on Traceability in Phase Two. There will be presentations from companies and industry-specific traceability systems that contributed to the first phase of the project who will share traceability examples from their sectors. The end of the webinar will be reserved for audience members to ask questions or share their own insights on the topic.

 

Grievance Mechanisms For Business and Human Rights

AM Presentation
  • Grievance Mechanisms For Business and Human Rights  Grievance Mechanisms For Business and Human Rights
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  • Grievance Mechanisms For Business and Human Rights  Grievance Mechanisms For Business and Human Rights
Date
  • April 2013
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  • This webinar will explore the role of company-level grievance mechanisms, their benefits and limitations, their relationship to other means of addressing stakeholder concerns, and some key considerations when designing a mechanism to be effective in practice. The discussion will also include examples and perspective from business representatives.

 

Supply Chains - Monitoring and Auditing Suppliers Beyond Tier 1

Date
  • October 2012
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Description
  • Co-hosted by CSR Europe and the Global Compact Office, this webinar will highlight challenges, initiatives and solutions related to "Monitoring and Auditing Suppliers beyond Tier 1". Participants will share perspectives and gain insights from other companies moving beyond tier 1 monitoring.

 

Realizing Children’s Rights in Global Supply Chains

Presentation
  • Realizing Children’s Rights in Global Supply Chains
Date
  • March 2012
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Description
  • Co-hosted by the Global Compact and CSR Europe, the webinar will introduce the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, with a focus on the guidance given by the Principles to businesses seeking to support and respect children’s rights in their supply chains. The webinar will also showcase business experience and good practices.

 

Introduction to the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Supply Chains: Resources & Practices

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  • Introduction to the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Supply Chains: Resources & Practices
Date
  • November 2011
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Description
  • Co-hosted by CSR Europe, the webinar will provide an overview of the Global Compact’s approach to supply chain sustainability and introduce participants to the “Sustainable Supply Chains: Resources & Practices” website. The purpose of the website is to assist practitioners in obtaining guidance and information relevant to the process of embedding sustainability issues – human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption – into supply chains. The website also enables practitioners to share information about their own supply chain initiatives and resources.