Sedex Stakeholder Forum 2017

Date: 10th October 2017: 11:00 – 17:00
Venue: Studio Manchester, 51 Lever Street, United Kingdom,  M1 1FN

The Sedex Stakeholder Forum meeting will be held on October 10th in Manchester, UK. The forum brings together suppliers, buyers, auditors and stakeholders to work together and develop effective responsible sourcing solutions.

The meeting in October will demonstrate the SSF’s new approach as Sedex look to engage a more global audience to help develop and review effective responsible sourcing solutions. The SSF wants to be seen as inclusive, global and interactive. We will be looking at the journey of the forum – where it has come from and where it heads to in the future. The working groups will present their progress from the last meeting and work stream proposals for the upcoming months through to the Sedex Conference in March. Following this there will be opportunity to feedback on the working group progress and contribute to other key discussion topics such as a review of the implementation of SMETA 6.0.

The Agenda


The agenda for the SSF meeting in October reflects and provides support for the key objectives and outputs Sedex are looking to achieve through the forum. There are various sessions happening throughout the day and can be found listed below with their objectives:

Arrival 11:00

Arrival at the Studio Manchester. Tea/Coffee to be served with pastries and muffins.

Formal Session part one 11:30-12:15

A welcome from the SSF Chair, overview of the evolution of the forum/vision for the future and updates from industry initiatives.

Lunch  12:15-13:15

Chef’s choice of a two course hot and cold standing buffet lunch with fruit juices (lunch menu includes options for vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free diets)

Formal Session part two  13:15-13:45

Presentation on auditor membership initiative, UK User Network Group introduction

Working Groups Presentations 13:45-15:00

Each working group leader will present their progress since the last meeting, what they are currently working on and the next steps for their group.

Afternoon Break

Tea and coffee to be provided with home baked cookies.

Key Discussions and Feedback  15:15-17:00

Discussion themes around review of SMETA 6.0 implementation. What has worked so far and what more could be done?

Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback to each working group on the information presented earlier. This will also give the chance to present any ideas for new projects related to each working group’s stage on the continuous improvement cycle. Each working group will have the opportunity to move around the room with only the work group leaders staying on their tables.

Drinks and Networking  17:00-19:00

Drinks will be provided in the venue to offer the opportunity for attendees to network.



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