Sedex Europe Conference 2020

As the unfolding coronavirus outbreak continues to pose a health risk, the UK Government has recommended that businesses limit travel and prepare to reduce large-scale gatherings.

While the risk of serious illness is presently low, Sedex has a responsibility to prioritise the health of our staff, members and event delegates. We are therefore postponing the Sedex Conference and Member Engagement Day on 17th and 18th March until later in the year. We will run an online event on 18th March.

The Sedex Digital Conference on 18th March will be a mix of interactive interviews, webinars and learning sessions. It is completely free and has unlimited places! You can register for the Sedex Digital Conference here, we will be providing more information about the agenda shortly.

 

2019 hightlights

The Sedex Conference Europe 2020 is Sedex’s flagship event and the biggest responsible sourcing conference in the UK, attracting over 700 people each year. The conference has been running for over 7 years and aims to drive the discussion in progress and positive impact in ethical trade and responsible sourcing.

 

2020 is set to be a significant milestone in human history, with dozens of countries and organisations setting sustainability targets for this date. Humanity is at an important crossroads in regard to our planet and our responsibility to fellow humankind. Collaboration and knowledge sharing is integral to overcoming the ethical, social and environmental challenges we face.

 

The Conference venue

The conference will be held at The Brewery, London, UK

 

Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please email us at communications@sedexglobal.com

 

Qima - Film Sponsor

QIMA is a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, that partners with brands, retailers and importers to secure and improve the quality of their global supply network.

QIMA combines on-the-ground experts in 85 countries for quality inspections, supplier audits, certification and lab testing, with a digital platform that brings accuracy, visibility and intelligence for quality and compliance data.

SGS - Lunch Sponsor

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

SGS has been active in social accountability since its inception and has been performing social audits since 1996 consistently worked to improve standards in this sector – most recently being in the first group of 3 audit companies to achieve Full Membership of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA).

Thanks to our worldwide network of more than 650 auditors with social accountability expertise and our technical capability, adaptability and flexibility we can also deliver a wide range of services including training and support services.

CSR Solutions Ltd - Breakfast & Break Sponsor

CSR Solution Limited is an independent and professional 3rd party auditing firm registered in Hong Kong and London. We have established the ISO17021:2015 and ISO9001:2015 management system, including Quality Manual and Company Operation Procedures (COPs) in English and local language. Our major business is to deliver SMETA/SA8000/CoC social compliance audits, SLCP verification, training and capacity building programs globally.

Elevate - Event App Sponsor

ELEVATE is the leading business risk and sustainability solutions provider. Its global team delivers improved organizational performance through sustainability and supply chain assessment, consulting, program management and analytics. This holistic approach creates value through ESG impact with positive, lasting change for the full value chain.

ELEVATE’s business-minded perspective and relentless focus on transparency, innovation, sustainability and measurable impact delivers lasting positive change for companies, brands and retailers, suppliers, factories and workers. Especially in turbulent times, ELEVATE is the trusted partner for maximizing the return on sustainable investments.

Visit www.elevatelimited.com to find out how our team can accelerate your supply chain and sustainability program effectiveness and ESG impact

UL - Post Conference Drinks Reception Sponsor

UL is a global independent safety science company, with over 14,000 employees worldwide, operating since 1894. We help foster safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges.

We help you verify, validate, test, inspect, and audit to fulfill your unique needs as manufacturers, retailers, and distributors across many consumer product industries. Everyone at UL shares a passion for making the world a safer place.

Our global team of responsible sourcing experts help your business in the areas of social responsibility, environmental responsibility, brand protection, supply chain security, extractives and raw material sourcing.

You can find more information about how UL can support your business at CRS.UL.com

TUV Rheinland UK Ltd - Pre-Awards Drinks Sponsor

TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services and maintains a worldwide presence of more than 20,000 people. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland is your expert partner for inspecting, evaluating and certifying the behaviour of suppliers in terms of fair and safe working conditions, responsible business practices, and ecological and economic sustainability.

We provide Supply Chain Audits according to the highest international standards and customer programs to enable you to succeed around the world. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com/sca

AJA Bangladesh - Giveaway Sponsor

AJA Bangladesh is a private limited company specialising in social compliance and management systems auditing, it has been supporting responsible business practices and performing social audits since 2009.

AJA Bangladesh Ltd. was founded by an experienced and skilled audit team, having more than 35 years of auditing management and social compliance systems experience with international certification bodies.

AJA Bangladesh Ltd. is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and integrity in the conduct of its business. Our skilled and passionate team of experts, based globally, give clients a unique insight into the context, culture, regulations, standards, labour laws and working practices in the countries in which we work.

We are multilingual, most European languages are spoken in addition to Hindi,Urdu and Arabic, so the needs of world-wide customers can be accommodated.

Exhibitors

NSF International

NSF International is a global, independent organisation that protects human health by developing public health and safety standards, and providing certification and testing services. Separately, we also offer auditing, education, risk management and consulting.

Consumers and investors are increasingly looking for evidence of responsible and sustainable sourcing practices.
Working with us to develop your responsible sourcing strategy can deliver strong competitive and brand value benefits to your business while meeting your commercial objectives.

Our services include social auditing, risk assessment and/or audit, roadmap design, Clearview labour provider certification scheme), modern slavery, animal welfare, product provenance (including inspections for ‘free from’ and other claims and meat and textiles traceability inspections) and horizon scanning.

For more information, visit www.nsfinternationalfood.co.uk.

We provide our clients with integrated training solutions for their business, drawing upon our wide range of off-the-shelf courses or by developing bespoke courses.

To view and book training, visit www.bookwhen.com/nsfacademy.

Accordia

Since 2001, Accordia has provided major brands and retailers with confidence in helping to manage supply chain risk.  Accordia operates in 24 countries through nine offices with management and audit staff in major sourcing countries.

Our worldwide reach extends into sourcing countries where risks to integrity and reputation are highest. In each country we cover, our professionals are experienced, competent and knowledge in regional operating risks as well as country legal and regulatory requirements assuring that auditing is done professionally, accurately and with integrity.

Accordia is a full APSCA member and supports APSCA’s Mission and Code of Professional Conduct.

Algi

ALGI, a pioneering institution in social compliance, has dedicated over two decades focused specifically on developing expertise in this field.  ALGI has built a reputation founded on solid pillars of integrity, transparency and quality.  They take pride in providing a specialized service to our partners, adding a valuable contribution with measurable impact regarding social standards in supply chains worldwide.

RINA

RINA provides a wide range of high quality tailored solutions across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure, Industry sectors. Multiple assets for a unique purpose: to build mutual trust with customers and to be recognised as the right choice in any step of a project life cycle. Our activities contribute to developing the qualitative level of the market by adopting measures to protect health and safety. We want to improve the well-being of society, building value for future generations and we believe in the value of visionary ideas and the importance of protecting life and the environment. For this reason, the concepts of innovation and sustainability run through our business and increase the reputation of both RINA and our customers who care for the planet, look ahead and want to lead the way in the market. Our overarching aim is to progress with the ever-changing world, turning challenges into opportunities and visionary ideas into excellent solutions.

Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

Lloyds Register

Lloyd’s Register is a leading global provider of compliance and risk services for over 40,000 food, beverage and hospitality businesses.

As a dedicated sector specialist, we work across the supply chain, forming long lasting and collaborative working relationships with farms, fisheries, food manufacturers, restaurants, hotels and retailers around the world.

We provide end-to-end solutions from independent third-party audits, certification and training to consultative services and bespoke audit programmes using technological innovations to bring you real-time assurance.

Our team of experts work in partnership with your quality, compliance and risk professionals to ensure you receive the exact service your business requires both today and tomorrow. Our business model enables us to adapt alongside you as your business evolves and changes over time. Clients tell us that this, alongside our technical expertise, makes us stand out from our competitors.

DNV GL

DNV GL is one of the world’s leading audit providers, helping businesses manage risk and assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training services. We combine technical, digital and industry expertise to empower companies’ decisions. Partnering with our customers, we help them build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust across all types of industries. With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. DNV GL is a trusted voice, working with customers to tackle global transformation and convinced digitalization offers opportunities to increase supply chain trust and transparency.

CISL

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a department of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to build the strategic leadership capacity for individuals and organisations to tackle critical global challenges. For over 30 years CISL has worked with business, government and finance leaders worldwide to shape their leadership journey. We have helped them to see and understand the wider context, and to locate their ambitions and successes, and those of their organisations, within a sustainable future for humanity.

Our executive and graduate programmes enhance the ability of leaders to develop strategic responses to sustainability challenges and build their capacity to translate new knowledge and awareness into practice. Our customised programmes and advisory services help business leaders to understand the critical sustainability trends and the material implications for their company now and in the future – and help them to frame a response.

Our work has led to the creation of a leadership network made up of over 9,000 senior leaders and leading practitioners who represent business, the public sector and civil society in every industry and on every continent.

Argos

Argos Multilingual is a global language solutions provider with experience in the life sciences, industrial manufacturing, and software/hardware industries. Our business is built on three core values – quality at source, a partnership approach, and technology agnostic solutions. We are committed to giving you freedom of choice while providing customized strategies to fit your business needs, and we are ISO 9001, ISO 17100, EN ISO 13485, and ISO 27001 certified. With production centers in Krakow, Poland and Colorado, USA, we provide value through dedicated customer service and subject matter expertise in your industry.
www.argosmultilingual.com

BSI

BSI is the business improvement company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. For over a century BSI has championed what good looks like and driven best practice in organizations around the world. Working with 84,000 clients across 193 countries, it is a truly international business with skills and experience across a number of sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, and healthcare.

BSI Customized Audit and Supply Chain Solutions is the leading global provider of supply chain intelligence, auditing services, and audit compliance and risk management software solutions. Our mission is to help corporations, governments and associations identify, manage and mitigate global supply chain risks and maintain world class governance risk and compliance programs.  Our holistic supply chain risk management suite is designed to predict and visualize risk and develop robust risk mitigation and compliance management programs to protect your supply chain, brand and reputation. Our intelligence-infused supply chain solutions and global network empower our clients to understand global supply chain risk with unequaled precision.

 

For more information, visit: https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/our-services/auditing-and-verification-services/

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