2017 Global Sustainability Standards Symposium
The roadmap for sustainable value chains
The Global Sustainability Standards Symposium is a platform for provocative conversations about the challenges businesses are facing in terms of strengthening competitiveness and accessing new markets, with a particular focus on how sustainability standards can play a role.
In 2017, the Symposium will focus on Southeast Asia and explore the theme of sustainable value chains. It will examine the common challenges faced by multiple sectors including fisheries, palm oil, cocoa and forestry, as well as the widespread economic, social and environmental benefits of incorporating responsible practices into value chains.
Join 200 business and sustainability leaders and experts in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 3 May 2017 to discuss how standards can be useful tools to help companies operationalise sustainability while improving their resilience and competitiveness in international markets. Hear from experts based in Europe, the US and other markets on their use of standards and certification, and network with others working in Southeast Asia.
Delegates will participate in conversations around the following topics:
- Global trends driving sustainable value chains
- The benefits of incorporating responsible practices and sustainability standards into value chains
- How to respond to the growing demand for sustainable products
- How to operationalise sustainability in different sectors
The Symposium will be composed of a series of plenary speeches, interactive panel discussions and two streams of breakout sessions focused on landscape and seascape approaches.
The Global Sustainability Standards Symposium is hosted by the ISEAL Alliance, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and the Indonesia Ministry of Industry.
The Symposium is held in collaboration with Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF) and SMART-Fish Indonesia.
The Symposium is supported by the UK government, the Swiss government, Fisheries Association (AP51) and the Indonesian Cocoa Association (ASKINDO).