PROGRAMME

2019-06-17
2019-06-18
2019-06-19
17:00 - 19:00
Check-in
19:00 - 21:00
Member’s Welcome Reception
Optional wake-up activities image
07:00 - 08:00
Optional wake-up activities

Get the day started with either yoga, running or swimming

Breakfast image
08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast
09:00 - 09:30
Registration
Plenary session – Megatrends: amfori in times of global sustainability challenges image
09:30 - 11:00
Plenary session – Megatrends: amfori in times of global sustainability challenges

In our evolving landscape, volatility and complexity are the new norrmal. From the impact of climate change, international migration and gender inequality to changing political realities, such as Brexit and trade wars. In troubled times, business must not only manage risks by adapting and building resilience, it must offer a stable alternative. ​

This panel will discuss megatrends – significant social, economic, political, environmental or technological shifts that will have a real impact on our world, now and in the decades to come. We will also explore how amfori supports businesses, enabling them to adapt while contributing to the responsible transformation of society.​

Coffee break image
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
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11:30 - 12:45
Morning break out sessions

1.1: Gain visibility of your supply chain through the new amfori platform

amfori’s new platform is a must-have to implement a comprehensive and forward-looking supply chain programme with impact. From root causes analysis and building capacities in the supply chain to enhancing collaboration for change, we take you through the newest opportunities offered to amfori members.​

1.2: Zero Tolerance Protocol: Acting against human rights violations

How should you react when major human rights violations are uncovered during an audit? amfori BSCI proposes a strong and clear zero-tolerance approach, enabling companies to take immediate action. How to maximise the use and efficiency of this protocol? How to communicate it internally and across your supply chains?  How can collaboration be used to leverage joint efforts? This practical workshop will equip you with key methods for the successful application of a zero-tolerance approach.          ​

1.3: A beginner’s guide to the SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goals provide a comprehensive framework that businesses can use to better manage their social and environmental impacts while contributing to sustainable development. This session will focus on why businesses should adopt the SDGs, how to do so and how to communicate progress.          ​

1.4: Modern slavery – how to tackle a multi-faceted issue

Modern slavery is a significant risk for all businesses – an is also one of the hardest to identify. Across the globe, modern slavery is a persistent and material challenge in the supply chain, regardless of a country’s risk-level. This workshop will focus on how to identify modern slavery, what to do when confronted with it and how to remediate what can often be complex situations.​

1.5: amfori BSCI and my business

This session offers members with different degrees of experience with amfori  BSCI a chance to openly discuss their experiences in implementing the initiative in their business. Join us for a candid conversation about the challenges, rewards and best practices in the journey towards establishing a socially responsible supply chain. ​

Networking Lunch image
12:45 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
Afternoon break out sessions image
14:00 - 15:15
Afternoon break out sessions

2.1: Assessing for increased impact  

amfori BSCI and amfori BEPI offer business exceptional tools to improve the social and environmental performance of their supply chain – and the life and the environment of people behind. But are users measuring progress? Learn more about the impact assessment project, the first lessons learned from assessing the impact of capacity-building and how those lessons will serve to continue improve amfori’s tools and services. ​

2.2: Zero Tolerance Protocol: Acting against human rights violations (second opportunity to attend)

2.3: Gain visibility of your supply chain through the new amfori platform (second opportunity to attend)

2.4: Tackling CSR issues while gaining competitive advantages

Poor procurement practices in the supply chain open businesses up to unique and hard-to-predict risks. This is why it’s long been seen as one of the key social and environmental issues generated by supply chains. What are the best practices that leading procurement companies use? This workshop offers valuable insights on how to gain competitive advantages while creating positive impacts.​

2.5: My experience with amfori BEPI

This session offers members with different degrees of experience with amfori BEPI a chance to openly discuss their insights, challenges and best practices as they work towards establishing an environmentally sustainable supply chain.​

Coffee Break image
15:15 - 16:00
Coffee Break
Plenary session – Leading Change & Members Award case presentations image
16:00 - 16:45
Plenary session – Leading Change & Members Award case presentations

Those businesses that are best placed to unleash opportunity are those that can adapt to change. Success in tomorrow’s world requires transformation today.​

​Whether you are looking to lead change as an individual or within larger organizations, as members of multinationals or through small or medium-sized businesses, this session is about learning how to tackle key social and environmental challenges from the best in their industry. ​

​From radical transparency, to giving workers a voice or engage industry players, discover industry-leading practices and find out key steps to implement radical changes in your value chain.​

During this session amfori members will also present cases they submitted to amfori awards to inspire their peers. ​

General Assembly image
16:45 - 18:00
General Assembly
Free time image
18:00 - 19:30
Free time
Walking Dinner image
19:30 - 22:30
Walking Dinner
Optional wake-up activities image
07:00 - 08:00
Optional wake-up activities

Get the day started with either yoga, running or swimming

Breakfast and registration image
08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast and registration
Plenary session – Preparing for tomorrow image
09:15 - 10:30
Plenary session – Preparing for tomorrow

Adapting to the challenges of the future requires investment where it counts. Impact investments are designed to address specific social or environmental issues, alongside a financial return. The difficulty is making the right choices about what to invest in. ​

​From tackling emerging issues to using new technologies to solve problems or creating positive impacts, it’s time for companies to get prepared. Join our session to learn and share prospective issues, their potential solutions and how all of these will affect supply chains. ​

Coffee break image
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
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11:00 - 12:15
Morning break out sessions

3.1 : New tools for social and environmental compliance

Auditing is progressively changing from a compliance tool to a more solution-driven approach. New capacity-building tools and remediation schemes have been designed and developed to help businesses better tackle specific issues and adapt to local contexts. This session will explore the world of opportunities that exist beyond auditing.​

3.2: Equal opportunities, better business

After almost two years of high-profile coverage, from the gender pay gap to the #MeToo movement, gender equality remains a key challenge for society. By investing with gender awareness, companies can help drive real progress towards a more resilient supply chain, with an increased respect for the rights of all. This panel will discuss why and how considering benefits for women can make a positive impact on trade and the global supply chain. ​

3.3: Beyond tier 1: lessons from the food sector

Food companies purchasing raw ingredients can face significant obstacles when extending sustainability commitments across their supply chain – particularly when it comes to mapping and monitoring their human rights impacts beyond direct suppliers. This session will focus on how companies in the food sector have tackled this challenge and what role partnerships with business actors and non-business actors play in this process. ​

​​3.4: Discover human rights due diligence and the legal landscape: what soft and hard laws mean for businesses  

This panel discussion will look at due diligence legislation from the perspective of companies, civil society and governments. Its aim is to explore trends, provide a forum to share practical experiences of developments to date, identify challenges for companies and provide recommendations on how to best approach the proliferation of standards and legislations for reporting on human rights due diligence.​

3.5: Tech: saving the world?

Often the temptation with technological advances is to expect too much – but recent developments, from AI to the block chain, have got people thinking about how new tools can better support traceability in the supply chain. This workshop will explore how tech for good can help companies better prevent and manage social and environmental risks in their supply chains. ​

Networking Lunch image
12:15 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
Afternoon break out sessions image
14:00 - 15:15
Afternoon break out sessions

4.1: B Corps mean business

More than a certification scheme, the B Corp movement could fundamentally change the operating principles of some of the world’s biggest multinationals. In this session, we’ll explore the key principles and duties of B Corps, how this is changing how they do business and how amfori can contribute to more companies becoming B Corps. ​

4.2: Tech: saving the world? (second opportunity to attend) 

4.3: Building collaboration – the ZDHC example

4.4: From responsible marketing to radical transparency

Ensuring that your supply chain is socially and environmentally responsible is demanding. Many companies hesitate to push communication boundaries to avoid criticism or a potential crisis. Find out more about how to successfully meet this key stakeholder – and consumer – expectation.​

4.5: Is circular the only way?

The circular economy is often described as the solution to resources scarcity in a world that’s unlikely to limit consumption. Nonetheless, technical challenges in many industries are making it difficult to quickly and fully develop a circular economy. Is there another way? Our panellists will discuss the last trends in consumer goods industries, how a circular economy can bring growth and development, and the measures expected from responsible companies. ​

Closing Plenary session – Changing business in a changing world image
15:15 - 16:30
Closing Plenary session – Changing business in a changing world

From necessity comes innovation. In today’s world, businesses must constantly reinvent themselves, or risk not meeting consumer demands. Disruption is everywhere and the onus is on companies to make themselves future-fit to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. ​

In this session, we explore how businesses can adapt to a dynamic world – from embracing change, to remaining relevant by developing inventive new business models

16:30 - 16:45
Closure
16:45 - 17:30
Afternoon refreshments
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