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Register Now for Building Blocks of Sustainability

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AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Summit is the leading event for manufacturing professionals to increase their knowledge of emerging sustainability issues and best practices on topics ranging from worker rights and environmental management to innovation. Scheduled for May 02 - 03, 2017, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, the two-day event convenes practitioners from the automotive, heavy equipment, and technology industries representing OEMs, suppliers, and professional firms to examine organizational risk and the strategic integration needed to build sustainable foundations for the future.  

Forward-thinking leaders in the field of CR find value in the insights gained from other leading companies on how they are addressing similar issues. Showcasing successful strategies and the lessons learned along the way can offer practical solutions to the emerging challenges we face. 

Network with industry CR leaders at the 2017 AIAG CR Summit as we share insights and discuss global approaches for the building blocks of sustainability. If you manage issues related to environmental systems, compliance, operations, sales, finance, procurement, or the supply chain, this event is for you!

This year’s Summit features three tracks. Track 3 is highlighted here.

Track 3: Globalizing Sustainability

  • Realizing Sustainability Benefits through Compliance. Explore how to view compliance as a legally required sustainability activity and learn about an approach to view sustainability as a way to improve product design, optimize manufacturing operations, and increase product sales. Chuck LePard, Compliance and Sustainability Senior Consultant, DXC Technology
  • CSR Ratings/Collaboration Accelerate Supplier Sustainability. The power of common platforms to evaluate and manage supplier practices on environmental, social, and ethical practices has become clear. Industries have embraced this trend to accelerate further in their collective supply chains. Learn how chemicals industry group Together for Sustainability (TfS) collaborates on supplier assessment, audit standards, and sharing platform to maximize mutual benefits for buyers and suppliers. Hear perspectives from auto parts leader Faurecia on how to enable adoption and engagement of CSR ratings in procurement and standardize benchmarks to drive and incentivize suppliers. Douglas Brown, Manager Sustainability Strategy & Business Development – North America, BASF Corporation; Marc Pinart, Supplier Quality & Development Director, Faurecia; Daniel Perry, Senior Account Executive, Ecovadis.
  • Sustainability Reporting – the Importance of Materiality. Attendees will learn about sustainability reporting trends, and will be presented with a method to identify their organization’s material sustainability metrics using risk assessment and considering stakeholder concerns. Sandra Tavares, Principal, Tavares Group Consulting Inc.

For more information on Track 1 (Human Rights in the Global Supply Chain) and Track 2 (Environmental Management: Next Steps), see the February and March issues of this newsletter or visit the Summit webpage.  

Date: May 02 – 03, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Suburban Collection Showplace | 46100 Grand River Avenue | Novi, MI 48374