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Leading Corporations to Discuss Green Supply Chain Management

Ethical Corporation has announced the launch of their new supply chain conference, 'The Green Supply Chain Summit 2008', to take place on the 24th and 25th June in London. The conference follows in a long line of supply chain-focussed events run by Ethical Corporation.

After extensive research and interviews with industry insiders, this conference promises to go beyond the issue of carbon footprint. Other important issues such as the elimination of toxic materials, energy - and water - efficiency will also be covered.

Andy Wales, Head of Sustainable Development of SAB Miller said: "Whether the issue is water, carbon, or packaging, responsible companies are now working with their suppliers to influence the environmental footprint of the entire value chain. This conference brings together leaders in the field to share vision, innovation and progress."

Top-level executives representing the biggest companies at the forefront of environmental business strategies are confirmed to present at the summit, including:

  • Eastman Kodak Company Dr David M. Kiser, Vice President and Director of Health, Safety, and Environment
  • Philips Jan Roodenburg, Senior Vice President, Supplier Development and Sustainability
  • Unilever Ian Midgley, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
  • HP Christian Verstraete, Worldwide Senior Director of Manufacturing and Distribution, Solutions and Technology Integration Group
  • ASDA Dr Christopher Brown, Head of Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
  • Vodafone Peter Stangl, Head of Supplier Performance Management

Some of the topics to be discussed at this highly interactive forum include:

  • Striking the right balance between green and ethical issues
  • Beyond carbon footprint: Why traditional environmental issues still matter
  • Water - the oil for this century
  • Your environmental footprint: How far down the supply chain should you go
  • Industry collaboration: How your competitors can help green your supply chain.

The Summit will address all burning issues from across the Green Supply Chain, and will attract both corporate responsibility and supply chain practitioners.

For more information on the summit go to www.ethicalcorp.com/greensupplychain/?t=BWire

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