What are trends in green supply chain in consumer products? What are large companies and consumers looking for? What are the findings from the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and how have they influenced investments and programs?
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
How is Walmart's decision to encourage sustainability affecting its suppliers? In this session, Paul Baier will speak about the implications of such a large organization push for sustainability and how it can affect your role in the supply chain. Baier will also discuss highlights from the previous day's Supplier Sustainability Workshop.
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
High Tech / Scientific Products
What are the top issues in the high-tech supply chain from suppliers, to contract manufacturer (Celestica) to OEM (EMC, Sun)? Is LCA analysis practical with such complex products and supply chains? What is role of the EICC?
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Stakeholder Pressure From Investors and NGOs
What are the goals of supply-chain programs at CDP and WRI? How will these and other NGOs influence supply chain choices? What do investors want in this area?
2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Highlights from New Greening Supply Chain Research
Greentech Media and Groom Energy recently completed survey of emerging best practices for greening a supply chain. This session will review the highlights of this research.
2:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Can We Believe Product-Level Carbon Claims from LCA Analysis? What are the Latest Legal Issues with Greenwashing?
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products can be extremely complex and filled with assumptions, yet it offers important insight into products and supply chain. How reliable are LCA results? Where do they add most value? What are the new legal developments involving enforcement and litigation of greenwashing claims?
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Greener Product Design
There is no such thing as a green product. All we can do is make them greener than we do now. What strategies can be applied throughout the product life cycle to ensure greener and more innovative products? How can LCA be used to gauge meaningful improvements?
4:30 p.m.–5:10 p.m.
GHG Regulation Update
What is the latest status of Greenhouse Gas regulation and cap-and-trade regulation? What does this mean for you?