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New Corporate Procurement Strategy on Trade in Goods and Services in APEC Region – Supply-chain options with CSR perspective – Ho Chi Minh Meeting [September 26-28, 2007]

New Corporate Procurement Strategy on Trade in Goods and Services in APEC Region - Supply-chain options with CSR perspective - Ho Chi Minh Meeting


Outline


The wrap-up workshop of the project entitled, New Corporate Procurement Strategy on Trade in Goods and Services in APEC Region - Supply-chain options with CSR perspective, was hosted by IIST, along side the conference of Asian Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), in Ho Chi Minh. The project had been carried out through almost 1 year. This workshop was to examine the contents of the 14 cases under development and to develop common themes and lessons learnt.


Organized by:
1)1) Wrap-up Meeting organizer: IIST
2)AFCSRorganizers: Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility AIM AlumniUnited Nations

Dates: September 26-28, 2007

Place: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Program:
1) Wrap-up Meeting: September 26, 2007
2) Company visit: Shyang Hung Cheng Industrial Co., Ltd. (sports shoe manufacturer) September 27, 2007
3) Meeting of Minds (MOM) at AFCSR: September 28, 2007

Participants:
1) 14 experts from Canada, China, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan
2) 10 experts from APEC and AFCSR participants


Overview


At the closed-door wrap-up workshop, 14 experts from 8 different economies presented interim reports. At the same time, they held discussions from different perspectives and reviewed the final draft (14 reports) of the cases from the APEC regions, working toward completing the project. Furthermore, opinions were exchanged to compile common challenges, lessons to be learned, and other points extracted from each of the cases.

At the Meeting of Minds (MOM), an AFCSR session, interim reports on this project were announced and together with participants, an active discussion was held on issues and methods to promote CSR in the overall supply chain, including small-and-medium sized companies. There were many questions from participants about the cases that were presented.

Participating experts representing APEC regions visited a well-known sports shoe manufacturer and listened to an explanation of CSR activities.
At the wrap-up workshop, 14 participants from 8 APEC regions differing in perspectives shared a variety of ideas based on their experiences and viewpoints, indicating that the final casebook was likely have substantial impact. AFCSR attracted almost 550 people from 34 countries over the 2 days. The APEC experts exchanged opinions with the AFCSR participants and had lively discussions throughout the session following presentations by 3 experts.


Wrap-up Meeting

Wrap-up Meeting

Participants in the Wrap-up Meeting.

Participants in the Wrap-up Meeting.


The opening ceremony at AFCSR 2007.

The opening ceremony at AFCSR 2007.

he presentation at the factory.

he presentation at the factory.


Opinions were exchanged at the Meeting of Minds (MOM).

Opinions were exchanged at the Meeting of Minds (MOM).

At the GALA, Ms. Inaba, Director of IIST, announcing winner of CSR awards.

At the GALA, Ms. Inaba, Director of IIST, announcing winner of CSR awards.




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