EGN invites you to join EGN Supply Chain Leaders 1 Peer Group Meeting: Sustainable Supply Chains – Quo Vadis?
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022.
Time: Registration & temperature screening at 8am. Meeting at 8.30am – 12.30pm.
“Sustainable Supply Chains – Quo Vadis?”
The topic of ‘Sustainability’ is at the top of CEO’s agenda today. Among supply chain intensive industries, commitment to environmental and social objectives can take many forms-whether it’s distributing fair-trade products, reducing materials used in packaging, or ensuring humane working conditions at suppliers’ factories. Unilever, for one, has a detailed Sustainable Living Plan, and among the company’s goals for 2020 is to halve the greenhouse-gas impact of its products over their life cycles. Swedish furniture maker IKEA has installed more than 700,000 solar panels in its buildings worldwide and has committed to own and operate more than 300 wind turbines. British retail group Kingfisher’s sustainability plan, which it calls Net Positive, aims not only to make frugal use of natural resources but also to restore and regenerate the environment- “putting back more than we take out,” as the company says.
These programs can be powerful agents of change, both toward greater alignment between customer and corporate interests and toward a culture of systemwide innovation in products and business models. Yet some scepticism remains as to whether sustainability efforts have any impact on financial performance in the short and medium term.
In this session, we will discuss how companies are creating value from their sustainability programs and what practices enable companies to keep these programs running smoothly and effectively. We will also have members sharing what each of their companies are doing in this area. Our Guest Speaker, Mr. Harish Methil (bio below) will help bring in the external perspective and facilitate the workshop discussions.
About the Speaker: Mr. Harish Methil
Harish Methil is Director of AmpUp Advisory Pte Ltd, a boutique advisory firm, helping businesses to formulate strategies, business models with a particular focus on circular economy and sustainability. Harish is passionate about transformational and sustainability projects in the food industry and is fully committed in contributing to UN Sustainability Development Goals. Prior to starting up AMPUP, Harish was Chief Executive Officer of Raj Petro- A Brenntag Group company, since May 2018 and managed a global business based out of Singapore.
Prior to Raj Petro, Harish was President of Kemin Food Technologies Asia. Based out of Singapore, Harish managed the Asia Pacific region, including India and China. Kemin Food Technologies is a part of Kemin Industries, a global privately held company that develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty ingredients to the feed and food industries and the health, nutrition, and beauty markets.
Harish has a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from University of Calicut, India, and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA. He has completed Executive Development Programs with Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad, India and with Harvard Business School. His recent trainings and completion certificates include Executive program on circular economy and sustainability strategies from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and GRI standards, sustainability reporting and integrating UNSDG into sustainability reporting from GRI, Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.
08:00 AM: Registration and temperature screening at venue
08:30 AM: Welcome – Update on EGN, group development and new members
08:45 AM: Panel Discussion – “Sustainable Supply Chains – Quo Vadis?”
10:00 AM: Break
10:30 AM: Cont. Member views and Q&A on the topic
11:00 AM: Member Challenge Question
11:15 AM: Sharing session on suggestions and specific challenges each member is facing in the area of the challenge topic
12:15 PM: Feedback and input for the next meetings
12:30 PM: Meeting Close