Sunday, March 18, 2012

SPRiNG - Sustainable Procurement: Lessons from Grand & Toy

Jamieson Saab the Social Responsibility Specialist for Grand & Toy will introduce the subject of sustainable procurement on March 20, in Toronto.

Grand and Toy understands that its products and services can have a substantial effect on the sustainability of its customers - businesses and consumers alike. While looking its procurement strategy from a sustainability point of view, Grand and Toy found that it must consider both the upstream and downstream implications of its decisions.

Jamieson Saab, Social Responsibility Specialist at Grand and Toy, will introduce this topic and pose some critical questions. Can a corporation "green" its (upstream) supply chain? What considerations must it make to do so? Are 3rd party certifications reliable and trustworthy? How responsible is a corporation for the (downstream) effects of its products and services? How can, and how have, businesses closed the loop?

A roundtable dialogue will ensue for the remainder of the event. Participants will be invited to share their knowledge, tools, resources and connections with their professionals peers in sustainability.

The event will take place on March 20, 2012, from 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Thompson Block meeting room, Network Orange, ING DIRECT Downtown Café, 221 Shuter Street (Yonge & Shuter), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

You must RSVP to attend, contact James Watson at Beausoleil Sustainability Solutions(647) 504-9377 or

For more information click here.

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