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Wednesday, May 1 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Your Supply Chain: Taking Action for Human Rights

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Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200


Human Rights Due Diligence has been identified as the essential first step in social responsibility. Social Life Cycle Assessment provides a systemic and systematic approach that allows to consider the social impacts of the entire supply chain and life cycle. In this shoulder session, learn how to apply Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in the context of a social responsibility program and understand how it relates to recent Living Product and Just requirements.

Participants will gain practical knowledge of Social LCA and Human Rights Due Diligence. They will be equipped with know-how, tools and solutions to help to identify, assess and manage human rights impacts of operations, supply chains and other business relationships. They will learn how to model products or corporate supply chain, identify human rights hotspots, salient risks and calculate a social footprint.

  1. Describe Human Rights Due Diligence
  2.  Discuss the background and need for S-LCA and how this relates to Just and Living Product requirements.
  3.  Apply SLCA following the principles outlined in globally-adopted guidelines: The UNEP SETAC SLCA Guidelines;
  4. Measure product-specific and company-wide social footprints, and identify social hotspots and salient risks for products and for the company as a whole
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU credits

avatar for Alex Co

Alex Co

Senior Specialist, Living Products, ILFI
Alex supports the Living Product Challenge and the Pittsburgh Living Product Hub, working with manufacturers to envision and create products that give back more than they take, in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.Alex draws from training in chemistry, toxicology and life cycle assessment... Read More →
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Catherine Benoit Norris

COO, NewEarth B
Catherine Benoît Norris directs the Social Hotspots Database project at NewEarth B where she is COO and lead the consulting and training services offering. Catherine is a leader in the field of Social Life Cycle Assessment, having edited and co-edited several of the liminal publications... Read More →
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Francis Janes

Associate Director, JUST, ILFI
Francis works with organizations worldwide to support their efforts to become more socially just, equitable and inclusive. Francis helps organizations through the process of developing progressive policies, program and practices that lead to more engaged, happier and more productive... Read More →

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skagit Room # 603