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Social Responsibility

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  • Code of Conduct Adoption and Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 09/27/2017

    ​The journey from understanding why your company needs a code of conduct to adopting and implementing code standards in your supply chain presents both challenges and opportunities for your company to grow and learn. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.​

    The journey from understanding why your company needs a code of conduct to adopting and implementing code standards in your supply chain presents both challenges and opportunities for your company to grow and learn. Identifying the realities and challenges that can accompany code adoption and implementation will help you better address these challenges when you face them. Conversely, the code adoption journey can also present some excellent opportunities for your company that go beyond satisfying your clients and buyers’ business expectations. During this hour-long session, FLA staff, Melissa Morgan will walk through some realities and challenges companies face, as well as opportunities your company can seize, as you go through the process of adopting and implementing a code of conduct.  This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Heeral Coleman

    Director, Stakeholder Services and Communications

    Over the past ten years at the Fair Labor Association, Heeral Coleman has assumed a range of responsibilities in service of the FLA’s mission of improving working conditions worldwide. Currently, she oversees the Stakeholder Services and Communications departments. In this role, she is responsible, along with her team of program managers, for comprehensive on-boarding of new brand and supplier affiliates, providing training and capacity-building guidance to affiliated companies and universities, and communicating the progress and thought leadership of the FLA and its stakeholders in the social responsibility and compliance arenas. Heeral brings to the FLA a decade of professional experience from her native India, and holds Master’s degrees in International Policy and Public Communication from the George Washington University and American University respectively. She is based in the FLA headquarters in Washington, D.C. 


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  • CAS: Social Responsibility: Why Should We Care?

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 09/13/2017

    As corporate responsibility continues its rise in prevalence as a major factor in today’s business world, buyers and clients increasingly require their suppliers and business partners to put codes of conduct in place as a condition of doing business.

    As corporate responsibility continues its rise in prevalence as a major factor in today’s business world, buyers and clients increasingly require their suppliers and business partners to put codes of conduct in place as a condition of doing business. Codes of conduct are an articulation of a company’s social compliance expectations at the factory level, regardless of whether those factories are owned or contracted by the company. Understanding why social responsibility is on the rise and why companies need codes of conduct can help you better navigate your social compliance-related business requirements and have more productive conversations with others within your company and with potential customers. During this hour-long session, Fair Labor Association staff, Heeral Coleman, will examine the evolving landscape and explore with you the reasons why you should develop a code of conduct and, more broadly, why your company should take a proactive approach to corporate responsibility. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Marissa Morgan

    Program Manager

    Marissa is currently the Program Manager for Business Affiliates in the Americas at the Fair Labor Association, where she works on on-boarding and training with Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers based in the western hemisphere, and Category B licensees. Previously, she served as the FLA’s Licensee Program Manager, where she worked with collegiate licensees on building social compliance program. She holds an MA from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and a BA from Boston University.

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  • Certified Advertising Specialist Package

    Contains 27 Product(s)

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace!

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace! Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • Product Safety Awareness Package

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    The Product Safety Awareness Program is an earned certification by completed each component of this package. Once completed you will be able to print your Product Safety Awareness Ambassador certificate.

    The Product Safety Awareness Program is an earned certification by completed each component of this package. Once completed you will be able to print your Product Safety Awareness Ambassador certificate. 

    Take The Following Free Education Opportunities:

    • CAS Required Product Safety Basics (90 minutes)
    • PSA Required: Prop 65 and State Regulation (60 minutes)
    • PSA Required: Undue Influence Training (30 minutes)
    • Social Responsibility: Why Should We Care? (60)

    Upon Completion of the program: 

    • You will receive notice of credit for the course.
    • You will receive notification of your status and receive the "We Are Product Safety Aware" logos to be used in your marketing materials
    • You will be added to the list of Product Safety Aware companies on the PPAI website.
    • Make your plans to attend the Product Safety Summit, Expo & Expo East in the future
    • Adopt the PPAI Code of Conduct
    • Keep Your Product Safety Awareness Current 
    • Complete two hours of products safety education every two years in order to continue in the program.
  • To Exempt Or Not to Exempt, That Is The FLSA Question

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 08/09/2017

    A dive into the factors, requirements and other business and legal matters affecting employee classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Join Cory Halliburton for this webinar on the factors, requirements and other business and legal matters affecting employee classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney At Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI since May 2014 and since that time he has participated in just about every PPAI Board meeting and strategic planning session and has reviewed hundreds of contracts for PPAI. He also supports in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and executives in the tax-exempt organizations space in their drafting and negotiation of substantial vendor agreements. 

    Cory Halliburton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 and, among other accolades, was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2016: Social Compliance - What Do Our Customers Want

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    What are today’s social compliance hot buttons? What’s garnering additional scrutiny in the auditing process? What is the end buyer demanding and are you prepared to deliver?

    Join Rachelle Jackson for this session on what are today's social compliance hot buttons. What's garnering additional scrutiny in the auditing process? What is the end buyer demanding and are you prepared to deliver?

    Rachelle Jackson

    Director of Sustainability & Innovation

    Rachelle Jackson has nearly two decades experience working on labor, human rights and traceability issues in global supply chains. In this time, she has worked in over 80 countries and conducted more than 1,500 compliance assessments across a range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, food processing and extractives. Ms. Jackson has worked with Fortune 500 companies and industry initiatives on such issues as CSR policy development, code of conduct implementation and monitoring protocols. Ms. Jackson has led field assessments with multi-national corporations and NGOs focusing on child labor and forced labor in agriculture in Latin America, Africa and Asia as well as projects examining migrant worker vulnerabilities in the Caribbean, Asia and Mid-East. She recently served on the USDA Consultative Group to Eliminate Child Labor and Forced Labor on Imported Agricultural Products. She is currently a member of the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability and the Outdoor Industry Association's Down Traceability Task force. Rachelle has conducted over 30 corporate trainings, vendor seminars and supplier trainings in more than 10 countries covering issues such as human trafficking, social auditing and code compliance. She has been a featured speaker on social compliance and human rights at conferences in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She has published numerous articles and contributed to book compilations on supply chain labor standards and social compliance. She has an MA in CSR, Social Auditing and Accountability from the Universitat de Barcelona.

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  • What You Need To Know About the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Bribery Regulations

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/14/2016

    Do you know what constitutes bribery of a public official? When conducting international business it is important to understand world-wide anti-corruption legislation which addresses the bribery of foreign public officials. This session will address components of the law, how it is enforced, who it applies to and what can be done to protect yourself and your company.This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Larry Whitney and Tony Migliavacca for this session on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Bribery Regulations. Do you know what constitutes bribery of a public official? When conducting international business it is important to understand world-wide anti-corruption legislation which addresses the bribery of foreign public officials. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted in 1977 for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain individuals or companies to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. This session will address components of the law, how it is enforced,who it applies to and what can be done to protect yourself and your company. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Larry Whitney

    Director, Global Compliance

    Larry Whitney is director, global compliance for Polyconcept, and directs PCNA's Import Logistics department. He is president of the board of directors for Quality Certification Alliance and also serves on PPAI's Product Responsibility Action Group. Whitney has participated in PPAI's Legislative Education and Action Day in Washington, D.C. for five years.

    Whitney is a Certified Supply Chain Professional through APICS, and has a Certificate in Product Safety Management from the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University. He has spoken on issues related to product safety and regulations governing imported products at events held by the International Product Health & Safety Organization, the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones and PPAI.

    Tony Migliavacca

    Environmental and Social Responsibility Representative

    Tony Migliavacca joined AsiaInspection's environmental and social responsibility representative team in September 2015 and is instrumental in the design, onboarding and development of AI customers' sustainability programs, focusing on partnership and transparency within supply chains and the results of environmental and social impacts. Before joining AI, Migliavacca spent nearly 10 years working with major brands and retailers to define or improve their corporate social responsibility programs and keep them abreast of emerging issues, solutions and best practices.

    Migliavacca received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and mathematics from Sam Houston State University and attended the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville for three years.

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  • Social Responsibility Implementation for Suppliers

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 05/24/2016

    Regardless of its size, every supplier organization can make gradual changes within its operations that will contribute to a more socially responsible business model. There is no one size-fits-all strategy. Every organization is different and each has its own unique challenges. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Tony Migliavacca for this session on social responsibility implementation for suppliers. Regardless of its size, every supplier organization can make gradual changes within its operations that will contribute to a more socially responsible business model.There is no one size-fits-all strategy. Every organization is different and each has its own unique challenges. This session will provide insight into current industry challenges,explain how audit programs are a necessary part of an ethical compliance program, and demonstrate how audit programs are an efficient solution for social responsibility management while underlining how transparency,cooperation and continuous improvement result in more successful social responsibility programs. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Recommended Pre-Requisites:

    • Principles of Fair Labor and Responsibility Sourcing
    • Social Compliance and Global Supply Chains
    • Monitoring the Supply Chain

    Tony Migliavacca

    Environmental and Social Responsibility Representative

    Tony Migliavacca joined AsiaInspection's environmental and social responsibility representative team in September 2015 and is instrumental in the design, onboarding and development of AI customers' sustainability programs, focusing on partnership and transparency within supply chains and the results of environmental and social impacts. Before joining AI, Migliavacca spent nearly 10 years working with major brands and retailers to define or improve their corporate social responsibility programs and keep them abreast of emerging issues, solutions and best practices.

    Migliavacca received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and mathematics from Sam Houston State University and attended the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville for three years.

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  • Social Responsibility Implementation for Distributors

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 05/10/2016

    As part of the supply chain, distributors have a responsibility and an obligation to ensure the products they place in the market are made in socially compliant factories. Compliance is about more than just product safety. This session provides in-depth guidance for what distributors can do to ensure their suppliers are using socially compliant factories. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Dory Lanenter for this session on social responsibility implementation for distributors. As part of the supply chain,distributors have a responsibility and an obligation to ensure the products they place in the market are made in socially compliant factories. Compliance is about more than just product safety. This session provides in-depth guidance for what distributors can do to ensure their suppliers are using socially compliant factories. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Recommended Pre-Requisites:

    • Principles of Fair Labor and Responsibility Sourcing
    • Social Compliance and Global Supply Chains
    • Monitoring the Supply Chain

    Dory Lanenter

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Product Integrity Consultan

    Dory is the Corporate Social Responsibility and Product Integrity Consultant for AsiaInspection. Dory Lanenter brings his expertise in corporate social responsibility and product integrity to the supplier audit programs team of AsiaInspection, a global quality control and compliance services provider. As a certified social compliance auditor, Dory supports AsiaInspection's North American operations, helping AI's clients ensure ethics and sustainability throughout their supply chains.

    Tim Brown, MAS

    Executive Director - Operations

    Tim Brown, MAS is the Executive Director - Operations at Quality Certification Alliance (QCA).

    Tim is the former product responsibility manager for PPAI. In 2013 he brought his background in supplier relations, sourcing, and vendor compliance to his role at PPAI with the intent of driving member advocacy and communicating the product responsibility subject throughout the industry. Brown worked at Cintas Promotional Products, as the supplier relationship manager where he implemented industry leading supplier management best practices. He has served on the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) Distributor Advocacy Council, as well as on the board of directors for Tri-State Promotional Products Association (TSPPA) as the 2012 president. He also served as a member of PPAI's Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG). Because of his leading efforts in product safety and supply chain best practices, he was named one of the 2012 PPB Rising Stars.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2015: How To Set Up A Social Responsibility Program? How Do You Prioritize? What Do You Attack First?

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    If an end buyer asks for assurances that a product or process will meet its standards for qualify, safety and societal concerns, do you know where to start? This panel discussion will tackle this topic in practical terms to deliver tips and tools you can implement when you get back to the office.This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.


    Join Neil Levitt, Joe Cade, Bill Bradbury for this session on how to set up a social responsibility program. If an end buyer asks for assurances that a product or process will meet its standards for qualify, safety and societal concerns, do you know where to start? Do you know what policies and procedures you need? This panel discussion will tackle this topic in practical terms to deliver tips and tools you can implement when you get back to the office. This session is an elective for the product safety awareness initiative. 

      Recommended Pre-Requisites:

      CAS Required: Product Safety Basics
      Prop 65 & State Regulations 

    Neil Levitt

    Co-Founder

    Neil Levitt is co-founder of I.D. Me Promotions, managing (or juggling) day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning for the group. Levitt is committed to building a creative team in the promotional products industry. His background as a CPA (audits, yawn) and niche marketer has led I.D. Me Promotions to focus on delivering brand protection as an added value to purchasing fun and effective promotional products. Primary industry segments for the group are universities and entertainment.

    Prior to I.D. Me Promotions, Levitt served as president of Performance Products, a $40 million leader in the automotive aftermarket for Porsche and Mercedes, and trucks for Chevy, Toyota, Ford and Jeep. Before picking up the entrepreneur bug, he worked for Deloitte and Touche, one of the largest international accounting and management consulting firms in the country.

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 05/31/2015

    Increasingly, consumers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other consumer groups are pressuring some organizations to offer transparency into their supply chains. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Please join Loretta Tam for this session on corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting. Increasingly, consumers,non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other consumer groups are pressuring some organizations to offer transparency into their supply chains. Environmental, social and product safety regulations along with other factors including consumer and employee trust,customer loyalty,community support and enhanced credibility, are driving some organizations to develop and release sustainability reports. A sustainability report is how an organization publicly communicates the economic, environmental and social impact of its everyday operations. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Recommended Pre-Requisites:

    • Principles of Fair Labor and Responsibility Sourcing
    • Social Compliance and Global Supply Chains
    • Monitoring the Supply Chain

    Loretta Tam

    Manager

    Loretta Tam guides clients in the development and improvement of supply chain responsibility programs. With her knowledge of international and industry best practices regarding sustainability and social responsibility, Tam advises organizations on topics including supply chain standards, audit protocols, and management systems. As a manager on her company's business development and innovation team, Tam leads the development, implementation and execution of new products and services. She has participated as a technical advisor on multiple international sustainability committees, has designed and implemented industry-wide product sustainability programs, and developed materials and executed trainings on environmental responsibility and product sustainability for senior executives and staff in procurement, quality, and design.

    Loretta holds a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from University of California-Los Angeles and a M.S. in environmental science and management from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California-Santa Barbara. She speaks English and Cantonese and has a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Monitoring The Supply Chain

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 04/07/2015

    Learn why audits are conducted, what is really wanted, what does a good monitoring program consist of, and what can companies do to meet the monitoring expectations. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Jason Roberts for this session on monitoring the supply chain. Learn why audits are conducted, what is really wanted,what does a good monitoring program consist of, and what can companies do to meet the monitoring expectations. Participants will learn the auditing process and how to meet the audit expectations. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Jason Roberts

    CEO

    Jason Roberts is the CEO of Sumerra, LLC. Roberts has over 18 years' experience working with international brands as they make efforts to increase the effectiveness of their compliance programs and efforts. He is an excellent educator and an expert at causal analysis. He has deep understanding of supply chain issues and the auditing process in international supply chains.

    Prior to working at Sumerra, Roberts worked at Nike developing and implementing tools and processes for supply chain compliance.

    Tim Brown, MAS

    Executive Director - Operations

    Tim Brown, MAS is the Executive Director - Operations at Quality Certification Alliance (QCA).

    Tim is the former product responsibility manager for PPAI. In 2013 he brought his background in supplier relations, sourcing, and vendor compliance to his role at PPAI with the intent of driving member advocacy and communicating the product responsibility subject throughout the industry. Brown worked at Cintas Promotional Products, as the supplier relationship manager where he implemented industry leading supplier management best practices. He has served on the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) Distributor Advocacy Council, as well as on the board of directors for Tri-State Promotional Products Association (TSPPA) as the 2012 president. He also served as a member of PPAI's Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG). Because of his leading efforts in product safety and supply chain best practices, he was named one of the 2012 PPB Rising Stars.

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  • Principles of Fair Labor and Responsibility Sourcing

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 03/24/2015

    Overview of the Fair Labor Association's Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Michaela Corr for this overview of the Fair Labor Association's Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing. This webinar will discuss the components and key indicators of a strong headquarter level social compliance program. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.


    Michaela Corr

    Fair Labor Association (FLA) Licensee Program Manager

    Michaela Corr is the Fair Labor Association (FLA) Licensee Program Manager. In this position, she is responsible for social compliance programming for over 1,200 companies licensed to produce collegiate-logoed merchandise. These efforts include evaluation of alignment with the FLA's Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing, and capacity building on social compliance.

    Prior to her role with the FLA, Michaela worked for the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT), a global coalition of corporations committed to eradicating trafficking in supply chains. The coalition includes: Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Delta, Ford, Hilton, Carlson, NXP, Travelport, Cision, and Lexis Nexis.

    Michaela holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) in Global Politics & Security/Internal Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish from Davidson College.

    Anne Stone

    Director of Public Affairs

    Anne Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). She brings her background in public relations and communications to driving member advocacy and communicating product safety issues. Prior to joining PPAI, she worked with Conner Peripherals, then a Fortune 500 manufacturer of data storage solutions, where she managed media relations, special events and creative services. She also managed corporate communications for a manufacturer of high-performance visual display equipment, and was a senior account executive for a public relations agency. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council.

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  • Social Compliance and Global Supply Chains

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 03/17/2015

    The importance of social compliance in global supply chains. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Michaela Corr in this session on social compliance and global supply chains. The importance of social compliance in global supply chains. Participants will learn the business case for a strong social compliance/CSR program and participants will understand the risks associated with global supply chains and worker safety and welfare. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Michaela Corr

    Fair Labor Association (FLA) Licensee Program Manager

    Michaela Corr is the Fair Labor Association (FLA) Licensee Program Manager. In this position, she is responsible for social compliance programming for over 1,200 companies licensed to produce collegiate-logoed merchandise. These efforts include evaluation of alignment with the FLA's Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing, and capacity building on social compliance.

    Prior to her role with the FLA, Michaela worked for the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT), a global coalition of corporations committed to eradicating trafficking in supply chains. The coalition includes: Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Delta, Ford, Hilton, Carlson, NXP, Travelport, Cision, and Lexis Nexis.

    Michaela holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) in Global Politics & Security/Internal Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish from Davidson College.

    Anne Stone

    Director of Public Affairs

    Anne Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). She brings her background in public relations and communications to driving member advocacy and communicating product safety issues. Prior to joining PPAI, she worked with Conner Peripherals, then a Fortune 500 manufacturer of data storage solutions, where she managed media relations, special events and creative services. She also managed corporate communications for a manufacturer of high-performance visual display equipment, and was a senior account executive for a public relations agency. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council.

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