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Sustainable Procurement Programs and ISO20400

BSI will cover the ISO20400 standard and why it can help you in your Corporate Social Responsibility journey.
Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


Sustainable procurement practices are a critical factor in your supply chain. They help to systemically assess and mitigate risk so that disruptions in the supply chain and potential reputation risks can be identified early and corrected. The ISO20400 standard addresses ALL procurement activities, including labor, environmental conditions, components, materials, finished production, and even marketing materials and services. Learn how this detailed set of practices provide guidance to companies seeking to strengthen their commercial and risk management practices.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • Basic understanding of the ISO20400 standard.
  • Various approaches to designing risk management tools and methods.
  • The elements of a well-designed management system.



Ryan Lynch
Head of Advisory and Corporate Social Responsibility

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions

Ryan Lynch has worked with organizations over the past 15 years to design solutions to support transparency, collaboration and continuous improvement across complex supply chains within a variety of industries. As Head of Sustainable Supply Chains at BSI, Ryan leads a team of subject matter experts and the development and delivery of advisory services to support multinational businesses establish sound practices to improve performance, manage social/environmental risk throughout the supply chain & make informed decisions. His current areas of focus include ethical recruitment, forced labor, and supplier skills development, which he has delivered in factories and farms around the world. 


Nate Herman
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain 

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s government relations department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. Nate also leads the association’s work on sustainability, transportation, logistics, and customs issues. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992.

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6/13/2019 2:00 PM - 6/13/2019 3:00 PM