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Product Responsibility Summit

The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit (PRS) event recordings focus on the most pressing product safety issues, as well as business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with the various aspects of compliance.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    Expand beyond the conventional three R’s and discover pragmatic solutions for accomplishing each.

    Expand beyond the conventional three R’s and discover pragmatic solutions for accomplishing each.

    Ron Hawk (Moderator)

    Director of Collaborative Sales

    Looptworks

    Ron Hawk is the Director of Collaborative Sales with Looptworks, a certified B-Corp and Best in the World award winner for community involvement.  He is a 30+ year promotional industry distributor, concentrating in the sports industry, and with financial and high-tech clients.  Ron has more than 20 years’ experience sourcing sustainable green apparel and hard goods and has an expertise in Restricted Substance List testing and circular solutions for textile, leathers, footwear, accessories and promotional hard goods. 

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    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    The comparisons will provide practical examples of how your industry peers are handling their reporting duties and explain why one type or the other might be needed. This discussion will also cover how companies can begin approaching communications, transparency, and accountability relating to reporting.

    The comparisons will provide practical examples of how your industry peers are handling their reporting duties and explain why one type or the other might be needed. This discussion will also cover how companies can begin approaching communications, transparency, and accountability relating to reporting.      

    Ben Pawsey (Moderator)

    Vice President of Marketing

    HPG

    Ben Pawsey is the VP of Marketing at HPG, one of the largest promotional products suppliers in North America; comprising of 11 specialist brands including Hub, Origaudio, and Evans. Ben has been taking a key role in steering HPG's new sustainability strategy to be revealed later this year. 

     

    Prior to joining HPG, Ben spent 6 years working for Sustainable Brands which provided an invaluable exposure to how leading businesses are excelling at sustainable innovation and communication to drive a more resilient bottom line. Ben has a background in Industrial Design and over a decade of experience leading ambitions design, brand, and marketing campaigns. This experience has ranged across multiple industries including media publishing, e-commerce, event production, fashion, electric bikes and has included time at series-A startups and $300M+ enterprises.

     

    Ben is passionate about sustainability and how business can exploit its best practices to drive innovation and a stronger, more resilient bottom line. Successes include leading a global marketing campaign partnership with Timberland that generated 1B+ media impressions, and winning 4 Pyramid Awards for Branding, Marketing Campaigns, and Technology development.

     

    Ben was born in Bristol, UK before becoming a permanent US resident in 2010, and is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two young sons.

     

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    1 Point

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    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    There are numerous concerns relating to how safety and sustainability interrelate. It’s important to know the differences between sustainability as it relates to your product vs. how it relates to your facility, and the same is true for safety.

    There are numerous concerns relating to how safety and sustainability interrelate. It’s important to know the differences between sustainability as it relates to your product vs. how it relates to your facility, and the same is true for safety.

    Maurice Norris, MPA, MAS (Moderator)

    Public Affairs Manager

    PPAI

    Maurice MPA, MAS, is the Public Affairs Manager for PPAI.  In this role, Maurice executes the Association’s government relations initiatives, and helps members find solutions to compliance challenges.  Maurice is also a policy analyst and a registered lobbyist who has advocated for industry interests on the Hill and in state capitols, as well as federal and state agencies. 

    Jodi Gruder (Moderator)

    Global Director of Compliance

    BAMKO

    As the Global Director of Compliance & Sustainability at BAMKO, Jodi is responsible for developing and implementing compliance requirements for a wide range of consumer products. Her current focus involves integrating sustainability seamlessly into her compliance portfolio. Jodi brings a wealth of experience spanning 30+ years in the consumer products industry, and her expertise shines through in auditing domestic and international factories, managing sustainability initiatives, ESG reporting, and coordinating essential data for bodies like CDP. Her collaborative approach extends to partnering with Sales and major clients to ensure product safety, factory compliance, and sustainability alignment.

    Jodi's commitment to compliance, quality, safety, and sustainability forms the foundation for her diverse and ambitious goals. With a proven track record in navigating the evolving landscape of compliance and supply chain dynamics, she continues to drive innovation while prioritizing ethical practices in the consumer products sector.

     

    Josh Diamond (Moderator)

    Employee Health and Wellness Manager

    Hit Promotional Products

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    A growing number of U.S. states and localities have started to propose their own EPR legislation to encourage businesses to put waste reduction first.  What does that mean for the promotional industry? Hear about the growing momentum behind EPR and what companies need to consider to comply, and ultimately, where that responsibility will lie.

    A growing number of U.S. states and localities have started to propose their own EPR legislation to encourage businesses to put waste reduction first.  What does that mean for the promotional industry?  Hear about the growing momentum behind EPR and what companies need to consider to comply, and ultimately, where that responsibility will lie. 

    Andrew Hackman (Moderator)

    Principal Lobbyist

    Serlin Haley

    Andrew Hackman is a registered federal lobbyist who has testified before the U.S. Senate and has lobbied in more than 25 state capitols.  He previously served as vice president of government affairs for the Toy Industry Association (now simply the Toy Association), where he oversaw its advocacy programs at both the state and federal levels.  Andrew also has directed the national government affairs program of the Consumer Specialty Products Association (now the Household Consumer Products Association). Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.

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    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    What implications can global due diligence mandates have for your business? Hear how U.S. SEC disclosures and international ESG due diligence obligations can affect promo companies directly and indirectly.

    What implications can global due diligence mandates have for your business? Hear how U.S. SEC disclosures and international ESG due diligence obligations can affect promo companies directly and indirectly.

    Brian Campbell (Moderator)

    Vice President, Supply Chain Compliance

    4imprint

    Brian Campbell is the Vice President of Supply Chain Compliance at 4imprint and is responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability initiatives. He leads 4imprint’s compliance team which collaborates with supplier partners to verify compliance, continuously improve processes and make a positive impact in the supply chain. Brian is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, currently the chair of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group, a member of ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization) and ISSP (International Society of Sustainability Professionals).

    Hope Spector (Moderator)

    Senior Consultant

    Elevate, an LRQA Company

    Hope Spector is based in ELEVATE’s Washington DC office, leading client engagements on human rights due diligence, stakeholder engagement, responsible sourcing program design, and remediation. Her background is in human rights and international development. Previously, she was a Program Manager at the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, where she oversaw the design and implementation of an $8M portfolio of anti-trafficking projects. Her work encompassed supply chain management tools, anti-trafficking technology, and ethical recruitment interventions in South and Southeast Asia and East Africa. In addition, she managed the Fund's reporting, risk mitigation, budgeting, and compliance activities for both its corporate and government donors. She joined the Global Fund as one of its first employees, supporting operational set up, strategy development, and fundraising in the Fund’s early years of operations. 

     

    Previously, she worked for Atikus Investments, a financial technology start up in Rwanda, and as a political appointee in the Obama Administration, working on public health issues for the Secretary of Health and Human Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Skidmore College. 

     

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    1 Point

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    Sustainability-related practices are not just product-focused, they also involve internal processes and policies. Learn different methods for embracing this concept in your organization.

    Sustainability-related practices are not just product-focused, they also involve internal processes and policies. Learn different methods for embracing this concept in your organization.

    Elizabeth Wimbush (Moderator)

    Director of Sustainability & Responsibility

    PPAI

    Elizabeth Wimbush is PPAI’s first ever Director of Sustainability & Responsibility.  Prior to joining PPAI, Elizabeth was the Vice President of Supply Chain and Sustainability for distributor Genumark.  She had started with the company in 2020 as the Director of Supply Chain.

     

    Elizabeth is a value-oriented professional with a diverse range of experience that prioritizes ethical and sustainable business growth, spanning 20 years. Organically influencing positive change from the ground up in organizations is the name of her game.

     

    Most of her free time is spent with her two dogs, riding her motorcycle, hiking or swimming. On the road or in the woods, alone or with friends, “I’m never bored when I’m out in nature,” she says.

    Denise Taschereau (Moderator)

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Fairware

    Denise Taschereau, a PPAI Board Member, is the CEO & Co-Founder of Fairware Promotional Products. She launched Fairware in 2005 after experiencing the difficulty with sourcing promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of the many brands and organizations she admired.  

    Teresa Fudenberg (Moderator)

    CEO

    Storm Creek

    Teresa Fudenberg is the CEO of Storm Creek, a WBENC-certified women-owned business renowned for its high-quality, eco-made apparel and unwavering commitment to giving back to communities and the planet. With over two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Teresa previously ran her own brand and business strategy firm, collaborating with growth-stage businesses to transform their brand visions into reality.

     

    In 2014, she joined forces with her now husband, Doug Jackson, to reimagine the Storm Creek brand, infusing it with an ethos deeply rooted in environmental, corporate, and social responsibility. Driven by her passion for uplifting others and community betterment, Teresa has steered Storm Creek to remarkable heights. Under Teresa and Doug’s dynamic duo drive, the company has repurposed more than 28 million plastic bottles into a year-round eco-made apparel line, and has contributed over $1.3 million to national and local charities.

     

    Guided by the mission of "Better Product for the Greater Good," Teresa and Storm Creek continue to prove how a business can thrive while simultaneously advancing social and environmental responsibility.

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    1 Point

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    What are the differences between Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, what are the requirements for reporting and how are the Fortune 500 companies handling them? Take a deep dive into this topic and learn about its far reaching affects.

    What are the differences between Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, what are the requirements for reporting and how are the Fortune 500 companies handling them?  Take a deep dive into this topic and learn about its far reaching affects.

    Erich Nolan (Moderator)

    Founder and Consultant

    Stewarding Design, LLC.

    Erich Nolan is the founder and consultant for Stewarding Design LLC.  He has over 40 years of experience in environmental remediation, environmental/safety management, corporate sustainability programing, and hazardous materials and natural disaster emergency response.  Erich began his career as a hydrogeologist conducting groundwater contamination investigations and designing remediation systems.  He later moved into environmental and safety management for various industries, including metals casting, semiconductor manufacturing, and automobile repair.  His work in sustainability started in 1993 as an Environmental Director for a investment casting foundry, leading the company in significantly reducing hazardous chemical use, environmental releases and employee exposures, all while the company increased production by 80%.  Erich spent the last 18 years of his career with Pacific Gas and Electric Company in California, serving in various environmental, safety and emergency response roles.  He retired from PG&E in 2022.

    Erich has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas Tech University, and a Master of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.  Later in life, Erich continued his education and received a  Master of Liberal Arts in Management from Harvard University, with a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Sustainability.  Subsequently, he completed the Public Policy Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School.  He also holds a professional credential as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

    In 2019, as a graduate student from Harvard, Erich was awarded a Fellowship with the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program.  For his fellowship, Erich’s host organization was HALO Branded Solutions, where he worked for three months to assist in developing a sustainability strategy.  Erich led HALO in performing their first materiality assessment and conducted a screening assessment of their Scope 1 and 2 emissions baseline.  He completed the project by formulating a 5 year strategic plan for the company.  Erich has happily continued his relationship with HALO and has been pleased to serve as a consultant for the company.

    Finally, Erich spends much of his free time volunteering with various environmental and Christian ministry organizations.  He’s currently actively supporting two citizen scientist programs with Eldorado National Forest and one with the American River Conservancy.  Erich also enjoys travelling and spending time with his with of 42 years and his adult son.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    Many companies struggle to understand how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are relevant to them. This session will examine how the SDGs can be used to determine important and material issues for your company and its stakeholders. We will also discuss how these issues can be translated into data, so you can track and report your progress.

    Many companies struggle to understand how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are relevant to them. This session will examine how the SDGs can be used to determine important and material issues for your company and its stakeholders. We will also discuss how these issues can be translated into data, so you can track and report your progress.

    Julia Craighill (Moderator)

    Chief Sustainability Officer

    Green Business Bureau

    As Chief Sustainability Officer for the Green Business Bureau, Julia is responsible for the company’s sustainability program and services. Her strategic guidance draws from her experience as a consultant helping dozens of companies, from large multinational corporations to a two-person yoga studio, reduce their environmental impact and demonstrate corporate responsibility.

    A frequent speaker and prolific author on sustainability and resiliency issues, Julia is known for her solid, pragmatic guidance that helps organizations make the leap from good intentions to long-term, profitable performance. And now, she is sharing that knowledge in training courses at Green Office Academy. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    What happens regarding chemical regulation overseas can make its way to North America.  Learn about current emerging chemicals of concern and be prepared for potential upcoming restrictions and requirements in a changing landscape.  Hear how certifications can be helpful when verifying compliance in the supply chain and how they can potentially be a solution to verify compliance as well.

    What happens regarding chemical regulation overseas can make its way to North America.  Learn about current emerging chemicals of concern and be prepared for potential upcoming restrictions and requirements in a changing landscape.  Hear how certifications can be helpful when verifying compliance in the supply chain and how they can potentially be a solution to verify compliance as well.

    Ben Mead (Moderator)

    Managing Director USA

    Hohenstein Institute America

    Ben Mead serves as the Managing Director of Hohenstein Institute America.  In this role, he serves as the company’s liaison with government agencies, industry collaborations and trade associations. He also oversees OEKO-TEX® responsibilities for the U.S.

     

    Prior to joining Hohenstein in 2014, Ben consulted with various brands and industry associations, including Textile Exchange and AFIRM.  In those roles, Ben established partnerships with industry leaders and experts to increase industry engagement in green chemistry and sustainable textile processing.

     

    While working for Nike, Ben helped develop a restricted substances program and was involved in the implementation of sustainable materials and water programs.

     

    Ben holds degrees in Chemistry and Textile Chemistry from North Carolina State University and a certificate in Green Chemistry from the University of Washington.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2023

    This session will provide an overview of recent developments in the world of responsible sourcing covering: increasing regulatory pressure, child labor in the US, and an analysis of audit findings.

    This session will provide an overview of recent developments in the world of responsible sourcing covering:  increasing regulatory pressure, child labor in the US, and an analysis of audit findings.

    Kelli Hoggle (Moderator)

    Network Representative, US and Canada

    Amfori

    Kelli Hoggle is the Network Representative, USA & Canada for the European business association, amfori – Trade with Purpose. amfori represents over 2,500 member companies from various sectors and their 50k+ factories and farms. Through amfori, member companies improve social and environmental performance throughout their value chains by participating in amfori BSCI and BEPI. Kelli has been with amfori for 7 years and has grown the North American network from under 10 members to now over 150, including the world’s largest retailers.

     

    Previously Kelli worked at WRAP as the Sr. Compliance Manager. She has 10 years’ experience of working with companies to improve social working conditions in their supply chains. Operating in various sectors, Kelli has partnered closely with consumer goods companies, factories, farms, governmental organizations, and service providers with a mission to promote worker wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Kelli resides in Seattle, WA.

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