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Developing Suppliers’ Sustainability Capabilities: 3 Approaches

11:35am  -  12:35pm, Tuesday, May 9, 2017  |  Tower Court A
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PG&E Supplier Development Programs
Presenter: Tiffany Rodriguez
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) showcases their award winning supplier training programs and shares tools that you can use in your own training programs. Learn how PG&E educates their suppliers on cyber security risks, how to develop safety programs that are robust and useful, as well as tools to develop environmental policies and goals. This session will give a high level view of the educational materials and lessons learned about developing supplier training programs.

Responsible Sourcing Supplier Engagement at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Presenter: Bill Hall
Recognizing the importance of working with their Tier 1 suppliers and those beyond the first tier, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has created several innovative and action-based forums to engage suppliers throughout their supply chain, even reaching into the raw material level. This strategy includes reaching across sectors and collaborating with manufacturers outside the automotive industry. The presentation will detail some of these initiatives, with particular focus on FCA’s first Responsible Sourcing Workshop that brought together purchasing professionals from three tiers and two industries to identify and address challenges they face and to leverage their skills and resources toward the positive impact made possible by their presence in industry.

Update on SPLC’s Supplier Development Working Group
Presenter: Sam Hummel
SPLC’s Supplier Development Working Group members are collaborating to create a shared program for supporting small and medium enterprise suppliers in maturing their sustainability capabilities. By creating one program that integrates a maturity model, a self-assessment tool, training modules, and resources mapped to those tools and trainings, the working group will make it far easier for organizations of all sizes to support their SME suppliers in getting up to speed with sustainability. Given that there is strong overlap between SME and diverse suppliers, this program will help organizations advance their social and environmental sustainability goals simultaneously. This presentation will give an update on the working group’s program development progress.