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Greening the Supply Chain: Approaching Carbon Reduction by Engaging your Suppliers

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Greening the Supply Chain: Approaching Carbon Reduction by Engaging your Suppliers

Time: March 3, 2010 from 12pm to 4:30pm
Location: Chandlers Chophouse
Street: 401 N Roselle Rd
City/Town: Roselle
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Phone: 773 714 5065
Event Type: seminar/conference
Organized By: Nick Andrews/Julie Manley
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2010

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SCHAUMBURG, IL, MARCH 3, 2010: One of the nation’s largest retailers and one of the world’s leading makers of household cleaning products will share their perspectives on greening the supply chain during the Guiding Green Seminar Series on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 12 – 4:30 PM at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL. Mary Tortorice, Vice President & Deputy Counsel, Sears Holdings Corporations, will present a retailer’s perspective on measuring and mitigating carbon footprint. Sears Holdings Corporation is the 4th largest retailer in the nation and operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. Daniel Lawson, Sustainable Innovation Manager, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., will present the journey in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. is one of the world’s leading makers of household products like Pledge®, OFF®, Mr. Muscle® and Glade®. Presentations will be followed by an engaging Q&A session and networking reception.

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) will be sponsoring the seminar and offering its expertise to interested participants. CSE is a European based advisory firm, providing solutions in Sustainability Assessment, Management and Reporting, Climate Change Solutions, including LCAs and Carbon footprint Strategy. CSE also conducts executive training workshops in more than 18 countries, around the globe. CSE has successfully supported its clients conduct Carbon Footprint Assessments at both the operational level, as well as at the product level. “We are excited to be part of this event and to bring our experience and expertise from our European projects here to this seminar.” CSE’s client GAEA, was featured at the Academy Award’s Oscar ceremony in 2009 for its environmentally conscious character.

The Guiding Green Seminar Series is designed to create an informal environment to encourage information sharing and networking among local organizations engaged in or exploring sustainable business practices. According to Julie B. Manley, President, Guiding Green, LLC, “Sustainable innovations require a broad knowledge of the supply chain to appreciate impacts in the design, application, and disposal of materials. We look forward to bringing a diverse audience together from academia, government, and industry with the leadership of Sears and S.C. Johnson to foster the development of innovative sustainable solutions.”

For more information or to register, go to or call (815) 325-4974. Advance registration is required due to limited space.
CSE is a leading advising organization & Think Tank with offices in Chicago, Athens, and Brussels specialized in providing sustainable development solutions to various corporations and institutions. It represents the outcome of the cooperation between experts and scientists, who deal with, apply and provide support in the most advanced practical methodologies towards sustainability, while adhering to social and environmental criteria. Through its network of international partners, CSE offers coaching in a vast array of advising services promoting Sustainability & Excellence to Organizations, Society and Governments. CSE is operating in more than 10 countries. For more information please visit CSE is proudly situated in the first exclusive Green Business Community in North America, Green Exchange.

Guiding Green, LLC is a sustainability consulting firm located in the greater Chicagoland area specializing in the development of collaborations to facilitate the integration of sustainable business practices, with an emphasis on green chemistry.

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