Sustainable Business Innovation at Outdoor Retailer

Sustainability Working Group Meetings at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018

Tuesday 11/6
Wednesday 11/7
Thursday 11/8
8:00 am - 11:00 am

CMCOP Steering Committee Meeting

This is a closed meeting for the Chemicals Management Community of Practice’s Steering Committee.

 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Getting Started: Sustainability Standards and Strategy

Denver, Colorado

This session is designed to provide support to companies who are looking to establish or build out their sustainability strategy. Participants will leave with a better understanding of standards, tools, and resources designed to help prioritize sustainability initiatives within their organization. Using the REI Product Sustainability Standards as an outline, we will walk through everything you need to know to implement a robust sustainability strategy.

Please note, there is a fee in place for this session (prices go up by $50 dollars on 10/13): 

  • OIA Member: $145
  • Non-Member Manufacturer, Distributor, Supplier: $245
  • Non-Member Other: $445
  • FREE FOR OIA SWG LEADERSHIP MEMBERS! Email us at sustainability@outdoorindustry.org to get your code!

 

7:00 am - 9:00 am

OIA Sustainability Working Group Leadership Member Breakfast

Denver, Colorado

This event is for OIA SWG Leadership Members Only.

To learn more about OIA SWG Leadership Membership or to verify if your company is an OIA SWG Leadership Member, please contact us at sustainability@outdoorindustry.org

9:00 am - 10:00 am

OIA Sustainability – Welcome and Keynote Speaker

Denver, Colorado

Continental breakfast and keynote speaker to kick off the day’s events.

Detailed agenda to come shortly.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Getting Started: Sustainability Standards and Chemicals Management

Denver, Colorado

This session is designed for organizations who are just beginning to build out their chemicals management program and are looking for guidance on best practices, certifications and standards, and communicating progress to business partners.

Through this session, you will learn how to:

  • Identify relevant regulatory requirements and assess chemical risks based on your material portfolio and supply chain.
  • Adopt (or adapt) an existing industry Restricted Substances List (RSL) and incorporate into a broader chemicals management program.
  • Phase out specific substances of concern relevant to the outdoor industry (long-chain PFASs, FR chemicals of concern, etc.).
  • Advance your chemicals management program through industry resources & third-party services.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Advanced Topics: Climate Change

Denver, Colorado

Detailed agenda to be provided shortly.

This meeting will focus on reviewing the final draft of the OIA Scope 2 guidance document, emerging projects around renewable energy procurement, shared supplier projects around Scope 3 emissions, using the Higg Index FEM to set emissions reduction targets, and internal carbon pricing.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

Denver, Colorado

Lunch and networking

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Social Responsibility Session

Denver, Colorado

Whether you’re just getting started or have a robust social program in place, this session will provide some key updates and new resources. Hear from partner organizations and dig into existing and updated tools.

Through this session, you will learn how to:

  • Understand key social responsibility concepts (Code of Conduct development, implementation, improvement, brand partnerships, etc.)
  • Adopt (or adapt) an existing industry Code of Conduct appropriate to your business and incorporate into a broader social responsibility program.
  • Advance your social responsibility program through industry resources & third-party services.
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Getting Started: Sustainability Standards and Preferred Materials

Denver, Colorado

This session is designed for organizations who are just beginning to build out their preferred materials strategy and looking for guidance on best practices, certifications and standards, and communicating progress to business partners.

Through this session, you will learn how to:

  • Develop a materials inventory and assess key impacts based on your material portfolio and supply chain.
  • Identify preferred solutions, standards & certifications for highest priority materials and incorporate into a broader preferred materials program.
  • Advance your preferred materials program & product development processes via industry resources & third-party services.
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Advanced Topics: Circular Economy

Denver, Colorado

This session will look at advanced topics around circular economy for both soft goods and hard goods. The target audience for this session is for organizations who have adopted the Higg Index or who have a robust sustainability strategy in place. Detailed agenda to be provided shortly.

 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

OIA SWG Happy Hour

Denver, Colorado

Venue and details to be shared with attendees closer to the meetings.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

OIA SWG Roundtable Discussions

Denver, Colorado

Thursday, November 8, will be dedicated to more informal roundtable discussions.

 

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am – Flame Retardant Cohort Meeting
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am – Footwear Roundtable Discussion
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Ethical Rubber Sourcing Roundtable
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Microfibers Roundtable
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Getting Started: Climate Roundtable Discussion
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Marketing Sustainability Roundtable

 

 

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