May 23, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Randal Rankin, Vice President CSR Services of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, will join Keri Dawson, Vice President of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services of MetricStream, in a webinar discussion titled Effectively Managing Social Compliance Programs for Better Sustainability that will be conducted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11 am EDT.

About the webinar:

With recent revelations of violation in labor laws and exploitations against workers, regulatory bodies are closely scrutinizing how organizations have implemented and executed their social programs. Organizations, on their part, are re-evaluating their social compliance policies and code of conduct to monitor their business relationships with vendors and suppliers, as well as ensure proper working conditions within the supply chain. And with the emerging regulatory reforms it has become all the more crucial for organizations to have a clear understanding of the different elements that comprise social compliance programs and communicate them across the value chain.

Through this webinar, participants will gain insights on:

  • Ensuring compliance by developing and managing policies including code of conduct
  • Effectively communicating compliance expectations to suppliers and ensuring that they meet them
  • Enabling suppliers to provide relevant data and demonstrate compliance
  • Implementing corrective actions by collaborating with vendors


About the speakers:

Randal H. Rankin - Vice President of CSR Services, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
As the Vice President of CSR Services at Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Mr. Rankin is responsible for services related to supply chain social compliance and broader corporate social responsibility initiatives, including sustainability. He has worked with list of prestigious clients who are considered the most active in the field of social compliance. In addition, Mr. Rankin has been involved in the development of several collaborative codes of conduct programs like Social Accountability International (SA8000) and the Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production (WRAP) programs. Prior to joining Bureau Veritas, Mr. Rankin founded the Global Social Compliance LLC (acquired by Bureau Veritas in 2008), where he served as Chief Executive Officer.

Keri Dawson - Vice President of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services, MetricStream
As Vice President of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services, Ms. Dawson is responsible for leading the integration and continued growth of MetricStream's cloud-based content and consulting services, with a focus on driving MetricStream's next generation content and service portfolios across the ComplianceOnline business unit. Ms. Dawson was formerly a Director with KPMG and has over fifteen years of consulting experience in audit, risk, controls, and compliance. She was a leader in KPMG's GRC technologies practice, and has been active in the governance, risk and compliance domain for over a decade. Ms. Dawson's delivery portfolio includes system implementations, internal audit and regulatory compliance services, external audits and attestation services, IT strategy and risk assessments, and performance improvement projects. Ms. Dawson holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11 am EDT (8 am PDT). To register for this event, please click here:

About MetricStream

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.(

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