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Achieving Responsible Sourcing At Scale: A Practical Guide

Transparency-One will share best practices for planning and implementing a successful responsible sourcing program.
Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


To meet consumer demand, fashion businesses must ensure ethical, sustainable, and responsible supply chains.

Achieving this goal is no small endeavor. Globalization makes it challenging to gain supply chain visibility below the immediate tier, and determining what information to collect from stakeholders—and how to do so—is far from “one size fits all.” Mastering this ability to create targeted, concrete, and actionable plans to achieve responsible sourcing at scale is crucial for long-term success. 

In this webinar, we will discuss best practices for planning and implementing successful initiatives to meet corporate commitments for responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency. We will share how leading U.S. fashion retailers have used these techniques to execute their own supply chain programs and ensure ethical and responsible merchandise.

By following three fundamental steps, fashion companies can develop the necessary skills to lead their journey to responsible sourcing at scale.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • Three steps for developing a successful and scalable responsible sourcing program.
  • Recommendations to maximize supply chain engagement and tailor a program to meet your specific business requirements.
  • Real case studies using these techniques.



Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison is the Chief Executive Offer of Transparency-One. Transparency-One’s mission is to partner with the network of companies supporting the world’s consumer product supply chain to create a healthier, safer, and more sustainable world for consumers. Chris has an extensive background in transformative technologies for the retail and consumer products industry across the areas of big data analytics, supply chain management, and product lifecycle management. He has held executive roles at Oracle, Trace One, and Bamboo Rose. He holds an MBA and Masters of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. 


Kristen Kern
Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives

As Manager of Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives, Kristen leads the AAFA Sustainability portfolio, working with government and industry professionals to further environmental sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. She also leads the AAFA Product Safety portfolio, collaborating with stakeholders to create best practices and regulations for safe, quality products for consumers. Kristen holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design, and French, with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.

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10/15/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM