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New York City Standards Conference

Published: Tuesday, September 7, 2004 - 22:00

Social Accountability International will hold its sixth annual conference in New York City on October 18.

The conference, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Workplace Standards: Responsible Strategies for Global Sourcing,” will focus on the latest developments where supply chain management and workplace accountability intersect, including:

  • Integrating social compliance programs with sourcing practices
  • Activating stakeholder partnerships
  • Corporate responsibility in China
  • Trends in public reporting on corporate social responsibility

Speakers include Jeffrey Swartz, Timberland president and CEO; Barbara Krumsiek, Calvert Group president and CEO; Neil Kearney, International Textile Garment and LeatherWorks Federation general secretary and Sandra Polaski, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace senior associate and project director.

The conference will be followed by SAI’s annual benefit dinner, held at the Tavern on the Green. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit SAI’s efforts to improve communities and workplaces by developing socially responsible standards.

For more information, visit www.cepaa.org.


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