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Open Meeting at Eurobike on Growing Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility

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The World Federation Sporting Goods industry (WFSGI) organizes a seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the bicycles industry at Eurobike. Jeroen Snijders-Blok (photo), COO Accell Group and member of the Executive Board WFSGI, is one of

Open Meeting at Eurobike on Growing Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility

 

BERN, Switzerland – The World Federation Sporting Goods industry (WFSGI) organizes a seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the bicycles industry at Eurobike. Jeroen Snijders-Blok (photo), COO Accell Group and member of the Executive Board WFSGI, is one of the speakers on August 31 at Conference Room Schweiz. He will address the topic: “How to consider and implement CSR in your company?”

The CSR seminar is open to anyone who is interested in the growing importance of Corporate Responsibility (social & environmental) in the supply chain. Registration is required at: sburkert@wfsgi.org. Registrations are accepted today and tomorrow.

The seminar on “The importance of CSR for the Bicycle Industry” starts at 17:00 on Wednesday August 31, location Room Schweiz. The agenda is as follows:
17:00 Opening: Jeroen Snijders-Blok, COO Accell Group and Executive Board WFSGI
17:00 – 17:30 “How to consider and implement CSR in your company?” : Hans van Vliet, Corporate Communications Officer Shimano
17:30 – 18:00 Q & A
18:00 – 18:30 “Sharing of audits and how to save money”: Peter Burrows, Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC)
18:30 – 19:00 Q & A

WFSGI seeks synergies

The WFSGI is organizing the seminar because the Federation is seeking synergies between companies in addressing CSR. The Federation states on this in a press release: “The bicycle industry is facing a growing importance of Corporate Responsibility (social & environmental) in the supply chain. Some big companies are already active, but the bicycle industry consists of many small and middle-sized companies who need to start from scratch and find strategies. They do not have the resources or the knowledge to set up an own system for monitoring all suppliers. On the other hand, it is also not in the interest of the suppliers – who in most cases work for several customers – to be confronted with many different assessment and monitoring systems.”

Jeroen Snijders-Blok, COO Accell Group and Executive Board WFSGI, says: “I am convinced that the WFSGI can support to create synergies on Corporate Responsibility within the global bicycle industry by combining the assessment, follow-up and monitoring of our suppliers to dedicated professionals working for an independent company in this field . This is a unique opportunity to join forces on CR. We are responsible but not able to act accordingly as individual companies.”

Based on earlier experiences in the sporting shoes industry, Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC) is selected to explain the contribution they can offer to the bicycle industry. Shared efforts create more effective and efficient monitoring practices for brands and the industry.

 

 

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