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Global Training Courses on Human Rights & Supply Chain Management

Enroll now and get 10% off with promo code '3BLSummer2013' - locations worldwide
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Improving global working conditions is important for workers, businesses and consumers. As the field of social performance expands from auditing to actual capacity building, the professional requirements for auditors and consultants evolve daily. Now, more than ever, having the tools to help companies and individuals measure and improve in these areas is critical.

SAI training courses are designed to encourage proficiency in social compliance and emphasize the implementation of management systems in combination with performance elements.These courses are required for all SA8000 and BSCI auditors, however the courses are open to all. In addition to those seeking to become SA8000 auditors, the course participants increasingly represent diverse sectors/areas: internal auditors, buyers, managers and workers for auditing to any labor code or standard, or simply trying to learn more about suppy chain management dynamics that impact human rights in the workplace. 

Enroll now and receive 10% off the training course fee, use promo code: 3BLSummer2013

Complimentary seats for NGOs & trade unions: SAI believes that NGOs and trade unions play a critical role in helping to ensure human rights at work around the world. As class sizes vary based on venue capacity, we limit these complimentary seats to one representative per class. Please contact SAI Training Manager Stephanie Wilson for more information - SWilson@sa-intl.org

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Improving global working conditions is important for workers, businesses and consumers. As the field of social performance expands from auditing to actual capacity building, the professional requirements for auditors and consultants evolve daily. Now, more than ever, having the tools to help companies and individuals measure and improve in these areas is critical.

SAI training courses are designed to encourage proficiency in social compliance and emphasize the implementation of management systems in combination with performance elements.These courses are required for all SA8000 and BSCI auditors, however the courses are open to all. In addition to those seeking to become SA8000 auditors, the course participants increasingly represent diverse sectors/areas: internal auditors, buyers, managers and workers for auditing to any labor code or standard, or simply trying to learn more about suppy chain management dynamics that impact human rights in the workplace. 

Enroll now and receive 10% off the training course fee, use promo code: 3BLSummer2013

Complimentary seats for NGOs & trade unions: SAI believes that NGOs and trade unions play a critical role in helping to ensure human rights at work around the world. As class sizes vary based on venue capacity, we limit these complimentary seats to one representative per class. Please contact SAI Training Manager Stephanie Wilson for more information - SWilson@sa-intl.org

Venture Inside the Leading Compliance Platform - Source Intelligence

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“Which suppliers are in scope?”, “Should we handle compliance internally, externally or with a blended approach?”, “How should we define due diligence?”

There certainly is no shortage of questions surrounding Conflict Minerals Compliance and Source Intelligence will answer each and every one of them. To address concerns Source Intelligence will be hosting a web-based  'open house' on our robust platform.

Webinar Attendees Get 2 for 1 at Conflict Minerals Training

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Avoid the "Double Threat" Risk of Supply Chain Compliance | Assimilate Yourself During Source Intelligence's FREE Webinar and Recieve 2 for 1  Admission to Global Conflict Minerals Certification Training.

As annual shareholder meetings reached their peak in April, one agenda item is clear: the SEC’s Dodd-Frank Section 1502 rule is in full implementation mode the entire organization, from Sourcing Managers to Board Members are concerned about one thing: Conflict Minerals puts global brands at uncertain risk.

Sustainable Companies Give Green for Going Green

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By Guest Blogger, Keith Patterson

Companies commonly base executive compensation on performance, but a growing number of businesses have started associating top leaders' pay rates and bonuses to achieving corporate environmental goals. In essence, initiatives such as reducing energy use can lead to higher compensation for those in the corner offices.

ReportAlert.info - Vancity Publishes 2012 Annual Report

The report illustrates the company's financial, social and environmental performance and impact.
Press Release

May 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Vancity’s 2012 Annual Report—The Vancity Effect—illustrates Vancity’s financial, social and environmental performance and impact, explaining how the credit union translates millions of dollars of credit, grants and shared profits into positive outcomes for members and communities. This is Vancity’s third fully integrated annual report. It provides an overview of Vancity’s sustainable business strategy, which eliminates the need for a separate sustainability strategy.

Unilever to Receive the World Environment Center’s 2013 Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development

Gold Medal Award ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC, May 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2013 Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be presented to Unilever CEO Mr. Paul Polman on May 9, 2013 at the 29th Annual WEC Gold Medal Gala in Washington, D.C.  Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will present the award before an audience of global sustainability leaders from business, government, non-governmental organizations, academia and other stakeholders.

Celebrating Small Businesses In Philly May 13-17

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Post from the Verizon Small Biz Blog.

Small businesses are the backbone of our country, and Verizon is joining with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce  to present the region’s inaugural Small Business Week May 13-17.  Over these five days, we will be celebrating and recognizing the critical contributions of the region’s more than 150,000 small businesses.

Bank of America and Vital Voices Empower Women to Reach Their Full Economic Potential Across Southeast Asia

Global Ambassadors Program Will Focus on Leading Women From Poverty to Prosperity to Prominence
Press Release

May 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Bank of America and Vital Voices have convened a mentoring forum in Singapore, which brings together several influential women from the public and private sector who are committed to strengthening women’s economic empowerment across developing nations in Southeast Asia.

Sustainable Fashion Future: Mega trends

Corporate Citizenship's LBG Co-ordinator shares the four mega trends for sustainable fashion
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Predicting the future tends not to be a good idea. As topics go it’s pretty vast, and any hopes of proving hypotheses are dashed by an over reliance on a whole raft of unknowns.

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