July 10, 2015 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps, will showcase its Third Party Management App at the AAFA Social Responsibility Committee Meeting and Traceability Workshop, to be held from July 20 – 21, 2015 at Double Tree Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. At the event, Stephanie Jenkins, Associate Director Product Marketingat MetricStream will be presenting on the topic, “Adopting Third Party Management To Mitigate Social Compliance Risks.” The event will bring together industry experts from the consumer product safety space to meet, learn, and share issues, trends, and best practices around supply chain risk management and compliance requirements.

The first day of the event will bring together industry experts to talk about how to establish responsible supply chain initiatives. There will also be a session on “Auditing the Auditors.” Government agencies in attendance at the event will also shed light on developing a national action plan on responsible business conduct. The interactive program will also feature strategies for communicating with supply chain partners, best practices, lesson learned and success stories.   

The Traceability Workshop is presented in conjunction with AAFA's Environmental, Product Safety, and Social Responsibility Committee meetings. Stephanie Jenkins, Associate Director Product Marketing at MetricStream will present on the topic, “Adopting Third Party Management to Mitigate Social Compliance Risks.” This session will outline how to proactively identify; social compliance and ethical risks in the supply chain. It will also identify the key components of a robust third-party management program to effectively manage social compliance risks, and the role of technology in building a comprehensive and integrated third-party management program.

The MetricStream Third Party Management App provides in-depth visibility into an organization’s third-party ecosystem. The App streamlines third-party screening, on-boarding, information management, evaluation and management of multiple risk types, as well as issue remediation and reporting.

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MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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