3.8 Engaging in Sustainable Sector InitiativesLearning plan

How can companies in a given industry pool their sustainability commitment in order to benefit jointly from synergy effects for their supply chain? Learn what makes good initiatives stand out and what you should keep in mind when working together.

The module covers the following content:

Stakeholders‘ expectations
  • Diverse Expectations need adequate answers: Governments, financial markets, business partners, consumers, NGOs and civil society
  • From control to «Shared Values"
  • Advantages of sectoral approaches
Sustainability initiatives
  • Sustainability initiatives – ranked against transparency and ownership / stakeholder involvement (indicative)
  • and ranked against business case orientation and comimitment / engagement
How to identify, evaluate and compare labels, certificates and sustainability initiatives
  • How to identify, evaluate and compare labels, certificates and sustainability initiatives – Standards Map of ITC: Overview Segregation in Environment, Social and Management
  • Example: Evaluation of standards - textile
  • First steps towards a new business initiative: Analyze, Exchange, Make a start
  • Roadmap towards sustainable supply chains – potential roles for business associations
  • Best Practice

Course languages: German, English with optional Mandarin subtitles

课程语言:德语、 英语、 英语发音中文字幕
Course type Seminar
Learning Duration 41 Minutes
Price 160.50 EUR (incl. 7% VAT rate)
Target Group
This module is aimed at:
  • CPOs and Purchasing Managers
  • CSR Professionals
  • Suppliers of Goods and Services
  • Strategic Buyers and Category Managers
  • Tactical Purchasers and Supplier Managers
Learning Objectives
After having accomplished this training, the participant will:
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges related to pre-competitive sustainability initiatives and can allocate fitting measures depending on aspired degree of cooperation
  • Be able to evaluate the rigour and credibility of existing sectoral sustainability initiatives
  • Know the first steps necessary to create a sectoral initiative or to choose the right business initiative for own purposes
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