Retail suppliers, large and small, are being asked to do more and more. Report carbon emissions. Eliminate waste. Reduce energy, water and chemical inputs. Save the planet.
As the first step on this journey, suppliers are being asked to “be transparent.” But what does supply chain transparency really mean for them? And how can suppliers use it to create value for their businesses and strengthen relationships with customers?
Suppliers have the opportunity to explore these questions at the Green Innovation in Business Solutions Lab, a unique one-day workshop on November 5, organized by the Applied Sustainability Center at the University of Arkansas, Environmental Defense Fund and other partners. They’ll be able to talk through shared challenges and brainstorm solutions with leading experts from academia, NGOs and the private sector.
Confirmed speakers include sustainability leaders from Walmart, such as Fred Bedore, Zach Freeze, Lea Jepson, and Vonda Lockwood, along with representatives from leading companies such as Clorox, Dean Foods and GE.
Other partners and participants include Doing Business in Bentonville and the Sustainability Consortium.
For more information and the registration form to attend the Solutions Lab in Fayetteville on November 5, visit the event website.