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Using Sustainability to Drive Supply Chain Performance
Thursday, March 28, 2013
1:00 -2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
Can you reduce risk and increase supply chain performance?
Supply chains are of enormous value and importance to businesses, but their ability to continue to deliver value is threatened by an increasing number of sustainability related risks.
With focus and pressure from customers and society to address and improve the environmental and social impacts of supply chains, how do manufacturers manage complex international supply chains, increase the performance and business value from their supply chains while reducing risk and sustainability impacts?
Tune in to hear our expert speaker discuss:
- Why sustainability risks are the supply chain risks of the 21st century.
- The specific pressures and risks facing supply chains.
- Why sustainability risks are increasing and becoming systemic business risks.
- How the supply chain can meet market requirements and deliver more sustainable operations and products.
- The importance of understanding your own individual market requirements.
- The relevance of information you collate about your suppliers.
- How data facilitates a discussion.
- What proactive supply chain engagement looks like and how it leads to performance improvement.
Join our expert speaker, Phil Berry, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy at WSP Environment and Energy, for this informative webinar.
Phil leads WSP Environment and Energy's Sustainability Strategy services for corporate clients. He has worked for more than 30 years to develop and implement corporate social and environmental sustainability programs that deliver meaningful and measurable business value. Phil has worked with more than 1,100 factories, suppliers and corporate clients to develop strategies and programs to both reduce impact and gain real value in their markets.
Phil formerly worked at Nike for 11 years, starting Nike's efforts to green its Asian supply chain - first tier factories and raw material suppliers. His team created dramatic reductions in waste, chemical use, water use, and energy use while also making suppliers more profitable. Phil subsequently helped expand Nike's sustainability focus to their products. "Nike Considered" has become a significant generator of value for the Nike Brand - new, innovative products; a new market generating new sources of revenue; and new customers.
Phil has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science from Portland State University. Phil and his wife Joanna live in rural farm country south of Portland, Oregon.
Identifying the Sustainability Risks Along Your Supply Chain
An interview with Phil Berry, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy at WSP Environment and Energy
When it comes to reducing waste, water use and energy consumption along your supply chain, where do you even begin? To understand this issue, we spoke with Phil Berry, who has developed corporate social and environmental programs for more than 30 years. He took a moment to explain the scope of the supply chain challenge and how to eat the elephant one bite at a time. Read more...