Smart confirms second breakfast speaker

Westpac’s Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) manager, Yvonne Goldsmith, will join IBM’s Jeffrey Hittner at Smart’s first Breakfast Seminar on 14 October 2009 to discuss corporate social responsibility and the supply chain’s role.

IBM Global Business Services global corporate social responsibility leader, Jeffrey Hittner, will kick off the morning by offering an international perspective on how companies can improve their brand image and competitive advantage through reducing CO2 emissions via supply chain management.

Goldsmith will present how Westpac is working with suppliers in the region to influence the development of supplier sustainability performance, encouraging marketplace change. As a result, Westpac’s SSCM process is now rated by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as exemplifying world’s best supplier management practice for banks.

“Westpac is clearly showing how embarking on a corporate sustainability program is not only good for the environment, but has a positive impact on the whole organisation and how it is viewed in the broader business community,” said Smart 2009 Organising Committee chairman, Warwick Hughes.

Tickets for Corporate Social Responsibility & the Supply Chain: supply chain’s role in reducing carbon and contributing to growth are $66 inc GST and include hot breakfast.

Register online at the Smart 2009 website: www.smartconference.com.au.

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