Industry Leaders, Government Officials and NGOs to Meet at Responsible Electronics 2016
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Industry Leaders, Government Officials and NGOs to Meet at Responsible Electronics 2016

EICC Annual Conference Brings Together Thought Leaders in Supply Chain CSR

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 6, 2016 – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced additional speakers for its annual conference in Santa Clara, California the week of November 7.

Responsible Electronics 2016 will feature top speakers from industry, civil society and government. Representatives from the ILO, OECD, OMB, EPA, Humanity United, Green America, Electronics Watch, WWF International, TCO Development, ERM, American Chemistry Council, and Stockholm County Council have recently been added to the Responsible Electronics 2016 agenda.

Topical areas of focus at Responsible Electronics 2016 will include Forced Labor, the Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials, Public Procurement, Chemical Management, Regulatory Compliance, Supply Chain Transparency, and the Circular Economy.

Attendees will have opportunities to network with peers, learn about and discuss solutions to top supply chain sustainability challenges. Regardless of whether someone is new to supply chain corporate social responsibility (CSR) or an industry veteran, there will be something of interest and value for everyone at Responsible Electronics 2016.

"This year’s conference theme is ‘Unified for Impact’ to emphasize that, together, we can make a greater difference than any one company or organization could alone," said Rob Lederer, Executive Director of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). "We encourage companies, government officials and civil society to join us for important discussions on how we can collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions through leading standards and practices."

Responsible Electronics 2016 will also feature the EICC Education Hub, which was very popular at last year's conference, where members can receive help with audit and risk assessment tools, online trainings and other EICC benefits.

In addition, this year’s conference will include EICC Code of Conduct training on Thursday and Friday of the conference week. This course will be beneficial to those who are new to the EICC Code. Participants will learn about Code requirements and how to implement them across their organizations.

Who Should Attend Responsible Electronics 2016:

  • Companies that manufacture or contract the manufacture of electronic goods or a product in which electronics are essential to the primary functionality of the product, or supply materials used in the electronics of those goods
  • Government officials interested in learning what the industry is doing to improve conditions for workers and the environment impacted by the global electronics supply chain
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on labor and human rights, worker health and safety, and environmental sustainability
  • Audit and other firms that provide services to facilitate the industry’s CSR efforts

Key Dates:

EICC's Responsible Electronics 2016 will be followed by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative's Annual Conference and EICC Code training, both of which require separate registration.

  • EICC Members-Only Meeting: Monday, Nov. 7 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • RE 2016 General Sessions: Tuesday, Nov. 8 (9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
  • RE 2016 Breakout Sessions: Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
  • CFSI Members-Only Meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 9 (1:30-5 p.m.)
  • CFSI Annual Conference: Thursday, Nov. 10 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
  • EICC Code Training: Thursday, Nov. 10-Friday, Nov. 11 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., respectively)

Location:

Responsible Electronics 2016, the CFSI Annual Conference and the EICC Code Training will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Learn More and Register:

Responsible Electronics 2016 and/or the EICC Code Training: View the agenda and register here.

CFSI Annual Conference: View the agenda and register here.

If you have any questions about these events, or are interested in sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact Valerie Esty at vesty@eiccoalition.org or (571) 858-5733.

About EICC

The EICC is a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. EICC members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement. The EICC is comprised of more than 110 electronics companies with combined annual revenue of greater than $4.5 trillion and directly employing over 6 million people. For more information, visit www.eiccoalition.org and follow @EICCoalition.

Media Contact:

Jarrett Bens, Director of Communications
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
Phone: +1 571.858.5721
jbens@eiccoalition.org