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Social Responsibility

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Keynote: Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking—What Are Your Obligations?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Michael R. Littenberg, an attorney and partner with Ropes and Gray, will review why this issue is still relevant and who is at risk. Littenberg will review what is required to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, as well as emerging regulations in Australia, Canada and other countries.

    Michael R. Littenberg, an attorney and partner with Ropes and Gray, will review why this issue is still relevant and who is at risk. Littenberg will review what is required to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, as well as emerging regulations in Australia, Canada and other countries.

    Michael Littenberg

    Senior Partner, Ropes & Gray

    Michael Littenberg is a senior partner at Ropes & Gray.  As part of his practice, for almost 30 years, Michael has been active in advising leading public and private companies, asset managers and asset owners on ESG, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance matters, and he is widely viewed as a leading practitioner in this emerging area.  Michael advises clients on, among other things: compliance with a wide range of enacted, pending and proposed regulatory requirements, “soft law” instruments and industry and NGO codes of conduct, standards, frameworks and guidance; due diligence; risk and impact assessments; structuring and implementing tailored compliance policies, procedures, programs and codes of conduct; public benefit corporations; impact and socially responsible investing; green bonds; training; benchmarking; regulatory and voluntary disclosures and other communications; stakeholder engagement; crisis management; and grievance mechanisms.  Michael has authored over 100 articles and other thought leadership pieces on ESG, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance, is highly ranked on numerous top influencer lists and has been a member of numerous advisory panels on a range of issues in this subject area.  Michael can be contacted at michael.littenberg@ropesgray.com.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Sourcing Beyond China

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The recent focus on tariffs has driven many companies to seek new sources for product manufacturing, but it isn’t as easy as it sounds. This panel will address the many issues you’ll need to consider including the regulatory climate of the country, logistics, known human rights issues, availability of raw materials and much, much more.

    The recent focus on tariffs has driven many companies to seek new sources for product manufacturing, but it isn’t as easy as it sounds. This panel will address the many issues you’ll need to consider including the regulatory climate of the country, logistics, known human rights issues, availability of raw materials and much, much more.

    Nathan Cotter

    Vice President of Compliance, Hit Promotional Products, Inc.

    Nathan Cotter is the vice president of compliance at Hit Promotional Products, Inc., ranked among the top 5 promotional product suppliers in the nation.  The compliance team at Hit is comprised of 5 full-time members responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance, and social responsibility throughout a diverse supply chain.  Nathan holds a BA from Monmouth College, is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group and also serves on the QCA Compliance Committee.  

    Cassi Wright

    Training and Capacity Manager, FLA

    Cassi Wright is the training and capacity building manager for FLA. Cassi joined the FLA in 2017 to build and develop the training and capacity building program for the FLA’s 2,500+ affiliates. Her goal is to help companies implement and sustain higher labor standards through various forms of guidance, training, resources, and tools. She focuses on identifying supply chain gaps in order to employ capacity building where the risk is greatest to workers. Previously, Cassi worked as a CSR/Sustainability consultant at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), a global non-profit, where she advised global Fortune 500 companies on strategy, remediation, and integration efforts focused on manufacturing and sourcing, labor rights, supplier engagement, and human rights impact assessments. Prior to that, she was a management consultant at Mars & Co., working in multiple industries and markets to develop high-level strategies for multi-national companies. Cassi served as rotary ambassador in the Dominican Republic and was a business Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholar in Mexico, where she worked at Scotiabank. She obtained her B.A. in organizational development and spanish from Claremont Mckenna College in 2003 and her M.B.A. from The Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University in 2004.

    Larry Whitney

    Director, Global Compliance, PCNA

    Larry Whitney has been with Polyconcept since 2005. As director, global compliance, he provides guidance to Polyconcept’s business units – PCNA in North America, PFCI in Europe and Polyconcept GBS in Asia—on issues related to corporate social responsibility, product safety, and import regulations.   Larry also manages PCNA’s North American import operations, including the logistics teams moving cargo to the US from over a dozen countries around the world.

    Larry is a past president of the Board of Directors for Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), and serves on QCA’s compliance committee.   He also serves on PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group. In addition, for a number of years he has participated in PPAI’s L.E.A.D. meetings on Capitol Hill, educating members of Congress on key issues related to the promotional products industry.
    Larry 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 and Safety Organization, National Association of Foreign Trade Zones and PPAI.

    Oliver Knack

    CEO, Asia Quality Focus (AQF)

    Oliver Knack is the CEO of Asia Quality Focus (AQF), a quality control solutions company offering product inspection, factory audit and lab testing to clients importing promotional products and other consumer goods from Asia. Originally from Australia, Oliver has worked in manufacturing, sourcing and quality control in various capacities and visited and worked in hundreds of factories in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Social Responsibility

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What drives social responsibility initiatives? What are the key issues our clients need answered?

    What drives social responsibility initiatives? What are the key issues our clients need answered?

    Frank Vasquez

    Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hanesbrand, Inc.

    Frank Vasquez is the director of corporate social responsibility for Hanesbrands Inc. He received his B.S. in systems design engineering from ITESM (Monterrey Technological Institute) In Monterrey, Mexico. He started his career with Hanes (Sara Lee at the time) 20 years ago as an engineer at the Dominican Republic operations. In 2003, he was moved to the corporate headquarters to lead the underwear operations in the safety and environmental areas. In 2006 when Hanes spun from Sara Lee, Frank was part of the team that started the corporate social responsibility initiative for the new company. As global director of CSR, Frank leads the company initiatives in ethics, compliance sustainability and community relations. Since 2010, he has led Hanes’ global community relations flagship program Green for Good with the implementation of life changing programs in the areas health, environmental sustainability and education in the communities where Hanes is located around the globe. In Winston Salem, where he resides, he is actively involved with the Hispanic League sitting on their education committee working with youngster to stay in school.

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  • MAS: Code of Conduct Adoption and Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits 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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  • Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Package

    Contains 16 Product(s)

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following: Have a current CAS Certification Complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes Complete 35 MAS elective credits Re-certification every three years (by earning 25 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application)

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following:

    Have a current CAS Certification 

    Complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Complete 35 MAS elective credits 

    Re-certification every three years (by earning 25 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application) 



  • CAS: Social Responsibility: Why Should We Care?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits 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. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    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 complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • MAS: To Exempt Or Not To Exempt, That Is The FLSA Question

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits 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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  • Capitol Hill Critical Issues For The Promotional Products Industry

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/17/2017

    Join Anne Stone for this overview of the PPAI Government Relations program and updates from Capitol Hill. This session will also discuss how participants can become involved on the local, state, or national level.

    Join Anne Stone for this overview of the PPAI Government Relations program and updates from Capitol Hill. This session will also discuss how participants can become involved on the local, state, or national level. 

    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 Responsibility Implementation for Suppliers

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits 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), Includes Credits 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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  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits 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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