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Sustainability Insights Conference July 24–25, 2017 · Salt Lake City, Utah

OIA Sustainability at Outdoor Retailer

July 24 -25, 2017

OIA’s Sustainability Working Group wants to make environmental and social best practices in the supply chain a core value in the outdoor industry. Monday prior to Outdoor Retailer will be dedicated to sustainability best practices. Please join us for these education packed and fun filled days.

Sustainability Working Group Meetings: July 24th 2017
The meetings are free of charge, but registration is required.

Sustainability Insights Conference: July 25th 2017
Free for SWG Leadership members. Discounted rate for OIA members.


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Monday, July 24 - OIA Sustainability Working Group Meetings - Marriott Downtown at City Creek
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Chemicals Management Steering Committee Meeting (Steering Committee members only)
1:00  - 3:00 p.m. Flame Retardants Meeting  The FR Task Force, under the umbrella of the Chemicals Management Working Group, works to address the use of FR, align around industry communication and best practices, increase industry knowledge of risks and alternatives. This meeting will be used to discuss research, regulation, and current projects. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Circular Economy 
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Microfibers and Ocean Plastics: Industry Collaboration and Next Steps  This facilitated working group discussion will continue to build on the emerging research around microfibers and working to establish a better understanding of the outdoor industry’s impact and leverage points. Desired meeting outcome: Exchange information and research updates, identify collaboration opportunities, and prioritize industry action items. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Equipment and Hardgoods Working Group Meeting  This meeting will be used to further develop a working plan and articulate next steps on addressing data gaps and needs for companies manufacturing equipment and hard goods.
Tuesday, July 25 - OIA Sustainability Insights Conference - Marriott Downtown at City Creek
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Welcome
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.  Climate Change - Mitigating Impact in the Supply Chain
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ethical Rubber Sourcing 
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Sustainable Packaging Trends 
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Learnings from Other Industries
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Chemicals Substitution Panel
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Sustainability Working Group Plenary:- Partner Programs, Beth Jensen, OIA- Legs and Regs, Andrew Pappas, OIA-  Animal Welfare Standards Updates, Textile Exchange
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Higg Index: You’ve done the assessment, now what? Benchmark. Plan. Take Action. You will leave this session with practical guidance on how to set sustainability goals that stick, develop plans that deliver results, and hear from peers on how to improve performance.
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Higg Index: Product Tools Demo + Discussion