Track: Corporate Responsibility
Education Session: Human Rights And Forced Labor In The Supply Chain
Step back into the PPAI archives with this eye opening session from the 2020 PPAI Product Responsibility Summit .Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? If you are sourcing products, particularly cotton, from the Xinjiang region of China, you may be inadvertently relying on forced labor to produce those goods. Join this session to hear directly from experts on the labor abuses in this region of China, the practical implications of cotton imported from the Xinjiang and the steps you must take to ensure you are managing your supply chain in an ethical manner. Click here to download the calendar reminder.
Speakers: (click image for details)
Anne Stone Promotional Products Association International View speaker details
Director of Advocacy, Member Engagement and Education
Anne Stone, CAE, is the director of advocacy, member engagement and education for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). In this role, she is responsible for guiding PPAI’s legislative and government relations efforts—including taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C. to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Anne also oversees the Association’s product responsibility programs including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit—a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. Anne oversees PPAI’s volunteer engagement efforts as well as the Associations awards program. Additionally, Anne manages the professional development efforts for the Association. A frequent speaker on the topics of product responsibility and legislative advocacy, Anne also serves on the board of directors for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).
Nuri Turkel Uyghur Human Rights Project View speaker details
Chairman of the Board
Nury Turkel is a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate. He holds a master’s in international relations and a law degree from the American University in Washington, DC. In addition to his professional career, Nury has devoted his time and energy to promoting Uyghur human rights and supporting American and universal democratic norms. He was born in a re-education camp at the height of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and spent the first several months of his life in captivity with his mother. He came to the United States in 1995 as a student and was granted asylum in 1998. Nury is the Chairman of the Board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project, which he co-founded in 2003. He also served as the president of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur people in the United States. Nury is currently a commissioner with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Sharon Waxman Fair Labor Association View speaker details
Sharon Waxman is an expert in corporate social responsibility and labor rights with a background in international development and humanitarian response. As CEO at the Fair Labor Association, Sharon leads a team of global experts working to create sustainable solutions to prevent and remediate labor rights violations in the apparel and agriculture sectors through the combined efforts of leading multinational corporations, public and private universities, and civil society organizations. Before the FLA, Sharon led the global policy and advocacy team at the International Rescue Committee. She’s spent more than two decades in public administration, serving as deputy to the Undersecretary for Civilian Service, Democracy and Human Rights at the U.S. Department of State and as a senior national security adviser in the U.S. Senate. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies and the University of California, Berkeley.
- When: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
- Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Where: Education
- MAS/CAS: MAS