PROGRAMME

(members only)
2019-06-17
(members only)
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 normal. 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.​

With :

  • Dr. Katherine Trebeck, Research Director – The Wellbeing economy alliance
Coffee break image
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
Morning break out sessions image
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.​

With:

  • Diederik Delen, Senior Business Consultant at ACA-IT Solutions, technology partner – amfori
  • Alain Paumen, Director technology – amfori

1.2: amfori Zero Tolerance Protocol: Effective remedy of human rights violations

The amfori BSCI Zero Tolerance Protocol comes into force and supersedes the regular audit process when serious rights violations are uncovered during an audit that pose an imminent risk and significant threat to workers health, lives and safety and requires immediate action by all parties involved. How should you react when major human rights violations are uncovered during an audit? As part of its methodology, amfori BSCI applies a strong, collaborative approach to effective remedy enabling companies to take immediate action. How to maximize the 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 principles to successfully apply the amfori Zero Tolerance Protocol to protect victims, restore their rights and work towards continuous improvement.

With:

  • Monique Gerson – Project Development Expert (Sustainability) – amfori
  • Stephanie Menendez – Membership Account Coordinator – amfori
  • Yakut Oktay – Social Programs Lead – amfori

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.

With:

  • Anouschka Jansen, Senior Manager – Environmental Programmes – amfori

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.​

With:

  • Joyce Chau, Director APAC – amfori
  • Matt Friedman, Chief Executive Officer – The Mekong Club
  • Müge Tuna, Network Representative Turkey – amfori

 

1.5: How to get to the next step in my amfori BSCI journey

This hands-on session offers to members from different degrees of experience with amfori BSCI a chance to openly discuss their challenges and best practices in implementing the initiative in their business. Join us for this interactive workshop where you can expect to work and come out with a tailor-made, practical action plan to reach the next level in your journey towards establishing a socially responsible supply chain

With:

  • Isabel Castillo, Representative for the Spanish Network – amfori
  • Natasha Majumdar, Network Representative India – amfori
  • Eleonora Mazzanti, Capacity Building Coordinator – amfori
  • Adrian Poher, Capacity Building Team Lead – amfori
  • Raymond Williams, Capacity Building Coordinator – amfori
Networking Lunch image
12:45 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
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14:00 - 15:15
Afternoon break out sessions

2.1: Measuring impact – The why and how

Measuring the impact of our tools and services has been identified as a priority for the coming years.  In this breakout session we will investigate why organizations should invest in impact measurement, and how they can best use the results for both continuous improvement and reporting.  We will also explain the relevance for amfori and our members and give some practical examples of projects that have already started.  Join this session to learn more about the why and how of impact measurement and gain practical advice from leading experts and amfori members.

With:

  • Tomas De Groote, Social impact manager – Sociale InnovatieFabriek
  • Hannah Routh, Partner – Deloitte
  • Dr. Jörg Schmidt, Senior Research Associate – ZHAW School of Management and Law

2.2: amfori Zero Tolerance Protocol: Effective remedy of human rights violations (second opportunity to attend)

The amfori BSCI Zero Tolerance Protocol comes into force and supersedes the regular audit process when serious rights violations are uncovered during an audit that pose an imminent risk and significant threat to workers health, lives and safety and requires immediate action by all parties involved. How should you react when major human rights violations are uncovered during an audit? As part of its methodology, amfori BSCI applies a strong, collaborative approach to effective remedy enabling companies to take immediate action. How to maximize the 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 principles to successfully apply the amfori Zero Tolerance Protocol to protect victims, restore their rights and work towards continuous improvement.

With:

  • Monique Gerson – Project Development Expert (Sustainability) – amfori
  • Stephanie Menendez – Membership Account Coordinator – amfori
  • Yakut Oktay – Social Programs Lead – amfori

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

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.​

With :

  • Diederik Delen, Senior Business Consultant at ACA-IT Solutions, technology partner – amfori
  • Alain Paumen, Director technology – amfori

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.​

With:

  • Lorenz Berzau, Network representative Germany – amfori
  • Marsha Dickson, Co-Founder – Better Buying
  • Frank Omare, Global Value Advisory for Spend Management – SAP Ariba

2.5: How to get to the next step in my amfori BEPI journey

This hands-on session offers to members from different degrees of experience with amfori BEPI a chance to openly discuss their challenges and best practices in implementing the initiative in their business. Join us for this interactive workshop where you can expect to work and come out with a tailor-made, practical action plan to reach the next level in your journey towards establishing a environmentally responsible supply chain.

With:

  • Isabel Castillo, Representative for the Spanish Network – amfori
  • Eric Gravier, Environmental programme expert services – amfori
  • Natasha Majumdar, Network Representative India – amfori
  • Eleonora Mazzanti, Capacity Building Coordinator – amfori
  • Adrian Poher, Capacity Building Team Lead – amfori
  • Raymond Williams, Capacity Building Coordinator – amfori
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. ​

With

  • Peter Corijn, CEO and Founder – VUCASTAR
General Assembly image
16:45 - 18:45
General Assembly
Networking time image
18:45 - 19:30
Networking 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. ​

With :

  • Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, Chief Reinvention Officer – WE EXIST Reinvention Agency
Coffee break image
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Morning break out sessions image
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.​

With:

  • Lorenz Berzau, Network Representative Germany – amfori
  • Francesca Giometti, Senior Environmental Advisor & Training Manager – AQM
  • Yakut Oktay, Senior coordinator – amfori
  • Frank Omare, Global Value Advisory for Spend Management – SAP Ariba

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. ​

With:

  • Magali Barrera, Associate Director – BSR
  • Natasha Majumdar, Network Representative India – amfori

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. ​

With:

  • Martin Horwitz, Sweden Representative and Senior Sustainability Advisor – amfori
  • Salah Husseini, Associate Director, Human Rights – BSR
  • Paolo Pugno, Compliance and Technical manager – The Food Group
  • Sven Sielhorst, Systems Director – SAI Platform

​​3.4: Human rights due diligence: regulatory trends and implications for business​

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

With:

  • Julian Lageard, Director, Corporate Government Affairs, Europe, Middle East & Africa – Intel Corporation SA
  • Irina Van Der Sluijs, Senior human rights advisor – ASN Bank

3.5: Tech for good, or not so good – Helping you make better decisions in this fast-changing world

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is marked by a combination of exciting technologies, blurring lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing and more, provide radical opportunities, supporting completely new business models. Fuelling these new technologies, 4IR, and its associated possibilities is Data! Facilitated by two leading industry experts, this session will explore best practices in how to use data to gain insights in driving improvements in responsible supply chains, whilst understanding the opportunities and potential challenges of key 4IR technologies. Due to the intense interactive and focused workshop approach for this session, numbers are limited to the first 25 signing-up.

With:

  • Michael Jordan, Global Portfolio Manager & Academic ambassador – SAP Knowledge
  • Dr. Mandie Quartly, AI and Data Science Platform Specialist – IBM
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 means 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. ​

With:

  • Marcello Palazzi, Global ambassador, Entrepreneur & Economist for human progress, B Lab
  • Bas Van Abel, Founder & non-executive board member – Fairphone

4.2: Tech for good, or not so good – Helping you make better decisions in this fast-changing world

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is marked by a combination of exciting technologies, blurring lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing and more, provide radical opportunities, supporting completely new business models. Fuelling these new technologies, 4IR, and its associated possibilities is Data! Facilitated by two leading industry experts, this session will explore best practices in how to use data to gain insights in driving improvements in responsible supply chains, whilst understanding the opportunities and potential challenges of key 4IR technologies. Due to the intense interactive and focused workshop approach for this session, numbers are limited to the first 25 signing-up.

With:

  • Michael Jordan, Global Portfolio Manager & Academic ambassador – SAP Knowledge
  • Dr. Mandie Quartly, AI and Data Science Platform Specialist – IBM

4.3: ZDHC: how a joint effort between multi-stakeholders improves the environmental footprint

Demonstrating how collaboration and harmonisation between different stakeholders ensures on-site environmental improvement for producers

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.​

With:

  • Louise Ayling, Stakeholder Engagement Director – Radley Yeldar

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. ​

With:

  • Eric Roosen, Owner – Star Sock
  • Norma Wouters-Snell, Network Representative Netherlands – amfori
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

With:

  • Jorg Snoeck, Founder – RetailDetail
  • Tshering Tobgay, Former Prime Minister of Bhutan
  • Bas Van Abel, Founder & non-executive board member – Fairphone
16:30 - 16:45
Closure
16:45 - 17:30
Afternoon refreshments
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