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This year's Corporate Responsibility Summit on April 18-19 explores the role that the automotive industry plays in the areas of social and environmental responsibility throughout the supply chain — specifically focused on optimization and risk mitigation.

Conference attendees range from experienced general corporate responsibility/sustainability (CR/S) practitioners to manufacturing-specific subject matter experts — all of whom find value in exploring trends facing our industry and global business, and networking.

The event format offers attendees the opportunity to gain insight from thought leaders on global CR/S trends and strategies. Sessions are organized in three tracks:

  • Fundamental Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability Program Elements
  • Strategies to Advance your Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability Program
  • Optimizing for Success

Featured  Speakers

  • Global Market Outlook (Michael Robinet, HIS Automotive)
  • Responsible Sourcing Initiatives (Louis Ferretti, IBM Corporation)
  • Innovation (Daniel S. Varner, Goodwill Automotive)
  • “And the Survey says…” (Marshall Chase, BSR; Eric Whan, GlobeScan; Holly Duckworth, Kaiser Aluminum)
  • Strategies and Best Practices (John Pittenger, Koch Industries)
  • Sustainability and Ethics (Professor Joseph Holt, Notre Dame University)
  • OEM/Supplier Panel

Session Highlights

  • Human Rights in the Global Supply Chain: Establishing, Measuring, and Improving the Effectiveness of Your Sustainable Purchasing Program (Kris Spriano, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council). Participants will learn about leadership principles in sustainable purchasing; the SPLC BENCHMARK℠ platform, which allows an organization to assess its maturity against the principles and benchmark to others in their sector; and key findings from organizations participating in the SPLC BENCHMARK℠ Cohort program to date.
  • Environmental Management Next Steps: Due Diligence in Emerging Risk Contexts (Hillary Amster, Responsible Minerals Initiative). Learn how to prioritize risks associated with mineral supply chains and find out how to get engaged in emerging risk areas with the examples of cobalt and mica.
  • Globalizing Sustainability: Blockchain-Based Traceability – Making Raw Material Traceable (Joerg Walden, iPoint-systems gmbh). Learn about the potentials, risks, and shortcomings of blockchain-based n-tier supply chain traceability systems based on a pilot project.

Date: April 18-19, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Suburban Collection Showplace | Novi, Michigan