Recent reports of labor law violations and worker exploitation in supplier factories have brought supplier social responsibility programs under scrutiny, underscoring the need for retailers to better manage these initiatives. An abundance of emerging risks that can impact reputation and supply chain operations require retailers to establish a healthier, safer, and more respectful working environment across all of their vendor and supplier workplaces, in addition to building a more transparent supply chain.

Today, many retailers fall short when it comes to their ability to accurately evaluate the effectiveness of their supplier social responsibility and sustainable supply chain programs. An overall lack of standard methodologies, rising audit costs, and manual processes around data capture and follow-up actions are to blame. Disintegrated processes and the inability to track the progress of corrective actions have given rise to the need for a new approach that can facilitate supplier training and collaboration, while also helping drive enhanced supplier ownership and accountability.

Join speakers Avedis H. Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) and Keri Dawson, Vice President of Industry Solutions and Advisory Services at MetricStream during this webinar, as they discuss the need for retailers to overhaul their current approaches around supply chain sustainability and social responsibility programs. Hosted in association with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), this webinar will also provide insights on:

  • Effectively structuring and evaluating your organization’s social compliance programs
  • Utilizing proactive methods and approaches to enhance social responsibility
  • Converting social responsibility programs into social performance programs
  • Improving the efficiency of audits, while also reducing audit fatigue
  • Communicating and collaborating with suppliers to enhance supplier ownership

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This webinar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 11:00 am Pacific Time. To register for this webinar, and to learn more about the webinar and the speakers, please click here.

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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.(

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