SAI President Recognized as one of 2012’s Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior

SAI President Recognized as one of 2012’s Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior
For the second year in a row, Alice Tepper Marlin was chosen by Trust Across America™, after a competitive selection period

SAI President Alice Tepper Marlin was recognized as one of 2012’s Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior for the second year in a row

SAI President Alice Tepper Marlin was recognized as one of 2012’s 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America (TAA). The Top 100 Thought Leaders were chosen after an 8-week public nomination period, followed by a competitive selection process by a panel of 6 judges that represent diverse backgrounds.

The recipients of this honor include individuals from both the public and private sector and varied backgrounds — authors, consultants, researchers, academics and CEOs. Honorees this year include Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo; Terry Mollner, Executive Director of Trusteeship Institute, Inc.; Ron Berenbeim, Professor at NYU; Jed Emerson, Executive Vice President of ImpactAssets; Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist; and Hazel Henderson, Founder of Ethical Markets Media.

TAA, a New York-based think tank that seeks to measure and applaud responsible business conduct, states, “an organization cannot be deemed trustworthy without a culture that embraces the following characteristics: Financial stability and strength >>Read more

To learn more about Trust Across America and to see the full list of honorees, please visit the Trust Across America website at http://trustacrossamerica.com. For more information, contact SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong at [email protected]

 

Social Fingerprint® at Timberland’s Global Summit

The 1st Social Fingerprint® Trainer Certification course – Timberland assessors to help improve supplier capacity

SAI Dir. of Corporate Programs & Training, Craig Moss, leads two-day Social Fingerprint training in China for Timberland’s assessors to help their suppliers’ capacity.

On January 12-13, 2012, SAI Director of Corporate Programs & Training, Craig Moss carried out a two-day training on Social Fingerprint® at Timberland’s Global Summit in Zhuhai, China. At the Summit, Mr. Moss trained Timberland assessors on how to use Social Fingerprint® as a methodology to help its suppliers improve.

The training opened up with an exercise to help the auditors understand the attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to be a good auditor, and then compare that with the attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to be a good consultant. Auditors are focused on identifying issues in factories, whereas consultants are focused on identifying and implementing the solutions to those identified issues. This exercise also supports the assessors’ transition from auditing to their new focus on supplier capacity building. The auditing function is now managed by VF staff, since Timberland was acquired by the VF Corporation in September 2011. >>Read more

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