Upcoming sustainability events

Sedex are proud to announce partnerships with the following upcoming sustainability events, which are occurring within our industry and beyond. It is important to us as a business to help promote organisations who are also pushing for change in responsible sourcing, ethical practice and improving standards globally.

Merchandise World

Date: 19 – 20  September 2017

Venue: NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LG, United Kingdom

Merchandise World is a unique concept which combines a traditional exhibition, a networking event and (optional) appointment booking. The event is for all the sales & administration teams, management and directors from invited professional distributor companies across the UK & Ireland.

Our visitors can choose to see the latest and hottest products from the industry’s top suppliers in a traditional exhibition format, or, by appointment in a Conversation Area on an exhibition stand, or on a Conversation Pod. There is no limit to the number of company personnel able to attend from any invited distributor company.

Over 1700 Professional Distributor Companies with approaching 4500 Visitors are invited to Merchandise World, from which over 650 Companies with 2500+ Team Members would be admitted free.

For more information please visit: http://www.merchandiseworld.co.uk

Trade for Sustainable Development


Date: 25 – 27  September 2017

Venue: International Trade Centre (ITC), 54-56 Rue de Montbrillant Geneva, Switzerland

The Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum brings together business people, researchers, standards organizations and international trade officials to discuss trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards. Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), this year’s event explores the theme of partnerships:

• Why are some models more successful in achieving sustainability objectives?
• What are common elements of success when standards organizations, policy makers and private companies work well together?
• What can we expect from successful collaboration?
• What issues should we consider when engaging in new partnerships?

Please register for this event here:

For more information, please contact: sustainability@intracen.org


Milan Sustainability Event

Date: 3-4th October 2017

Venue: Università Bocconi – Via Roentgen, 1, Milano, Italy

Sedex are attending and speaking at Il Salone della CSR e dell’innovazione sociale, an event in Milan on 3rd-4th October, that is dedicated to the evolution of the market for sustainable goods and services.

The art of sustainability is the theme of the 5th edition of the conference. It is about the beauty of doing good and the pleasure of sharing passions, values and results, presenting sustainability as a vision for the future. The aim of the conference is to build new perspectives on the interconnected systems being created through globalisation and technology acceleration.

The conference programme includes 70 features, events, seminars, workshops and book presentations.

Please register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-il-salone-della-csr-e-dellinnovazione-sociale-36711751838

Ethical Corporation Responsible Supply Chain Summit

Date: 17-18 October, 2017

Venue: Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, London, UK

This two-day sustainability and supply chain conference will bring together CEOs, CPOs, CSOs and 200+ senior executives to discuss how businesses can deliver environmental, social and business impacts through their supply chain.

Moving beyond audit and shift mindsets across your supply chain and internally might be the hardest task but truly engaging suppliers in sustainability is key to reduce costs, drive efficiencies and minimise risk to ensure business impact, reputation and competitiveness.

Human rights standards and due diligence demands are ever increasing, but how is the landscape evolving, and what does it mean for corporate supply chain risk?

In Ethical Corporation’s latest briefing, we explain what are the most pressing issues for business in 2017 to ensure compliance, mitigate the risks and even go beyond and deliver positive impact in the communities.

Click here to download your free copy.

For more information on the upcoming event please visit their website

Innovation Forum - How Business Can Better Manage Human Rights Risks

Date: 1-2 November 2017

Venue: Central London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Northcliffe building, London, UK

As our fourth forum on human rights and business, we will be building on previous years events, with an emphasis on more tangible, interactive and high-level discussion.

This event is designed to provide companies with the knowledge, insight and practical guidance on how business can best engage and manage human rights risks in their operations and supply chains.

Over the two days we’ll bring together business, NGOs, multi stakeholder initiatives and government to discuss the most pressing issues that you deal with day to day, and those that you should be focusing on in the next five years.

The Food and Drink Skills, Training and Careers Show

Date: 7 November 2017

Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK

The event is being organised by Industry leading Publication Food and Drink Business Europe. Food and Drink Business Europe has over 20 years’ experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. As a s result of its knowledge of the industry and its contacts within it, it organises food manufacturing events covering the issues that matter to the industry.  Please see here for a full list of events.

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