|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.|
Registration and Light Continental Breakfast and Resource Center
|9:30 - 9:45 a.m.|
Welcome and Introductions
|9:45 - 10:30 a.m.|| |
Update on Emerging Product and Supply Chain Regulations
In countries around the world, new product environmental regulations continue to emerge, dealing with everything from chemical controls and hazard communications to “e-waste”. Learn about the current regulatory trends and what we might expect going forward.
|10:30 - 11 a.m.||
Break and Resource Center
|11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||
Integrating Sustainability Along the Value Chain
From helping internal employees understand the long-term importance of sustainability to integrating product stewardship principles in purchasing decisions, product stewardship is a team effort. This session will focus on how to integrate processes and incorporate product stewardship into your business model.
Moderated by: Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM
|12:15 - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:30 - 2:30 p.m.|
What’s in your supply chain? Leveraging an MIS for Insight and Reporting
Manufacturers must be able to effectively collect, track, benchmark and report-out the chemical substances in their product supply chains. Learn how a high-volume supplier to the food & beverage industry is using product regulatory compliance software to meet these challenges and make a difference in their operations.
|2:30 - 2:45 p.m.|
|2:45 - 3:30 p.m.|
Using Product Stewardship to Drive Business Value
Besides following trends and “doing the right thing,” what is the business case for product stewardship? Can it can have a positive impact on the bottom line and become a core element of your business? Hear how one company has turned product stewardship into a competitive advantage.
|3:30 - 4:45 p.m.||
Understanding the Impacts of Emerging Global Product Regulations
Moderated by: Sarah Medearis, Senior Consultant; Antea Group
|5 - 7 p.m.|| |
Networking reception and Resource Center
|8 - 9 a.m.||Registration and Light Continental Breakfast and resource center|
|9 - 10 a.m.||
Assessing the Business Case for Eco Labels and Green Product Certifications
Green product certifications and labels continue to multiply but do they really give companies a competitive edge with customers? Which certifications or labels are the best? Also, hear about emerging trends EHS&S managers should be aware of in green product labeling.
Moderated by: Mike Mahanna, Program Director; NAEM
|10 - 10:15 a.m.||
|10:15 - 11:30 a.m.||
Effective Producer Take-back and Recycling Programs
Moderated by: Richard Vermeij, Senior Director; SAP
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
Creating Business Value through Life Cycle Management
Life Cycle Management is an effective framework for identifying value creation opportunities, but applying the techniques can be a challenge. Find out how a well-executed Life Cycle Management program can lead to improved customer communications, cost reduction across the supply chain, and innovation in product design and manufacturing.
Moderator: Chris Nelson, Partner, Global Product Sustainability Practice Lead; ERM
The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers, we provide peer-led educational conferences and an active network for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and sustainability management challenges. Visit NAEM online at www.naem.org.