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What does the future of corporate social responsibility actually look like? And how does sustainable procurement fit into that picture?

On April 12, Kathy Cheng, President of iconic Canadian brand Redwood Classics Apparel, will be taking part in a panel discussion to find those answers at ProcureCon 2017.

What is Procurecon?

The ProcureCon event series brings together a unique blend of Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain experts from across all industries to share their experiences and knowledge with a team of people who truly embrace the strategically important field of Procurement. Originally launched in North America 15 years ago to address direct purchasing strategies for manufacturing companies, ProcureCon has since expanded its focus to address the challenges and opportunities within non-manufacturing and corporate procurement at the ProcureCon Indirect East and West events, as well as the unique needs of managing the marketing category at ProcureCon for Digital and Marketing Services.

Register to attend the event and hear Kathy’s unique take on this important subject here.

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On April 12, join Kathy Cheng, President and Founder of Redwood Classics Apparel, at ProcureCon in Toronto.

As the Founder of a company that weaves corporate social responsibility into everything they do, Kathy is the perfect guest for the panel discussion on sustainable procurement and CSR.

Here’s just a sample of what will be discussed on this fascinating panel:
Has your company set ambitious targets for sustainable sourcing in its future? While these are often generated by the CEO, it is often down to procurement to find a practical way to achieve these goals. Managing short term financial budgets while trying to secure a long term sustainable supply can create conflicting strategies, but the benefits reaped by practicing Sustainable Procurement & Corporate Responsibility can be enormously rewarding. Making changes to well-established procurement processes, however, is easier said than done. In this panel, experts in the realm will discuss the why and how to do just that, and how sustainability and CSR in procurement will evolve in the coming years. Topics include:
• Aligning sourcing initiatives to company ethics
• Thinking green & buying locally
• The benefits & value of supplier diversification
• How recycling materials & services can result in a cost effective initiative
• Local environmental & human rights regulations
• Establishing a sustainable, progressing procurement strategy
• Assessing & quantifying sustainable procurement processes

Joining Kathy on the panel are Joseph Souaid, Director of Procurement and Logistics, Keurig Canada and Shauna Gamble, Vice President, Operations , Danby Products Limited.

To register for ProcureCon in Toronto, click here.

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