Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to Craft Value out of Sustainability Supply Chains

Here are four perspectives on sustainability supply chains ranging from strategic considerations to practical approaches to implementing sustainability into core values. There are a total of three sessions supplied by senior executives from Stainbury, Deutsche Telekom, Rio Tinto, and McDonalds.

Sainsbury's, Group Commercial Director, Member of Board of Directors, Mike Coupe (now Chief Executive)

Deutsche Telekom Group, Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President, Luis Neves

Rio Tinto, Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Copper and Precious Metals, Vania Grandi

McDonald’s Europe, Senior Director Supply Chain, Keith Kenny.

Session 1 Embedding Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies into High-Level Corporate Decision Making

In this exclusive interview, you’ll hear how the company managed to embed sustainable supply chain strategies into high level corporate decision making. Key topics discussed include:

Lessons learnt from their 20x20 Sustainability Plan on running a better business and achieving successful stakeholder engagement How Sainsbury's evaluate risks and opportunities in their global commodity supply chains The best ways to work with suppliers, NGOs and other stakeholders to ensure sustainable and ethical supply Sainsbury's, Group Commercial Director, Member of Board of Directors, Mike Coupe  

Session 2: Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy: Can a B2B Membership Group Drive Supply Chain Innovation?

Hear from Deutsche Telekom sustainability leader and GeSI - an industry association that enables change towards sustainable business practices in telecommunications and electronics:

Key lessons learned in driving sustainability in a B2B membership organisation Overcoming hurdles: How do you get reluctant members to invest in sustainability? How do you convince CEOs and CFOs on the business case? Does the market care? How have GeSI talked to investors about the value of their work? Deutsche Telekom Group, Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), Chairman, Luis Neves

Responsible Jewellery Council, Board of Directors, Rio Tinto, Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Copper and Precious Metals, Vania Grandi

Session 3: Achieving Sustainable Sourcing

Senior Director Supply Chain at McDonald’s Europe shares how McDonald’s Europe integrate responsible sourcing at the heart of their business and what challenges they face in achieving sustainable sourcing targets.

How McDonalds Europe implement sustainability principles and measurements in large international supply chains and set global sustainable supply priorities Case study on sustainable beef production: partnering with key stakeholders (in Europe alone McDonald’s source beef from more than 400,000 European beef farms) McDonald's Europe, Senior Director Supply Chain, Keith Kenny

To access these interviews click here.

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