lca sustainable supply chainLCA Sustainable Supply Chain USA (‘Measuring and Addressing Environmental & Social Impacts Throughout the Entire Life Cycle and Supply Chain’) is the 7th event in the International Carbon Footprinting conference series. The previous summits have been hugely successful with over 900 delegates attending from major brands and international retailers. This event will address the latest sustainability and corporate social responsibility topics, featuring more than two dozen speakers from leading business firms.

Date: April 28-29, 2010

Location: Marriott Chicago Midway, Chicago, IL

Web Address:

Contact Information: (Tel) 1-800-721-3915, (Fax) 1-800-714-1359


Exhibition and Sponsorship Inquiries: Jane Thomas (Tel) 1-800-721-3915, (E-mail)

The purpose of the LCA Sustainable Supply Chain USA summit is to give companies strategies from the pioneers in the field, which they can take away to measure, prioritize and reduce their social and environmental impacts in the most effective manner. It will also provide insights on creating more transparency in reporting and how companies can capitalize on trends in the future.

This two day summit offers a diverse, yet focused perspective for companies involved in the consumer goods industry. Apart from the plenary sessions offering fresh perspectives to all companies, break-out sessions will specifically focus on the food and drink companies, and consumer products companies (including electronics).

Some of the key learning benefits of the event include: practical examples and case studies on how to address specific areas of the life cycle and supply chain, insights from companies doing life cycle assessments of their products, identifying opportunities for mutual cooperation with suppliers, applying the latest standards for business decision-making, discovering how to capitalize on future policy and economic trends, and learning how to communicate the complicated sustainability message to key stakeholders.

The event will feature several industry experts representing some of the leading business firms. Speakers include Coleman Bigelow – Product Director for Sustainable Brand Marketing, Johnson & Johnson; Sherilyn Broderson – Ethical Sourcing Manager, Cadbury USA; Jay Celorie – Global Program Manager for Supply Chain Energy, Hewlett-Packard; William P. Flanagan – Ecoassessment Leader, General Electric Company; and Chrystina Gastelum – Manager Supply Chain Program, Carbon Disclosure Project. The complete speaker list can be found here.

Conference attendees will include senior decision makers from the Retail, Consumer Products, Electronics, and Food and Drink industry sectors as well as representatives from environmental consulting firms and national government organizations. Senior managers in the areas of corporate social responsibility, environmental/sustainability affairs, health and safety, research and development, and procurement should especially consider attending.

Registration for the LCA Sustainable Supply Chain USA 2010 summit can be done online by clicking here.

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Author: Naimish Upadhyay (9 Articles)

Naimish Upadhyay recently graduated with an MS degree in Environmental Science & Policy from the University of South Florida, where he focused on sustainability policies of Florida businesses and local governments. While in graduate school, he was an active member of the Emerging Green Builder’s USF chapter ( as well as the Student Taskforce on Campus Sustainability at his university. Naimish previously taught college level Environmental Science and Environmental Biotechnology in India. Given his research and project experience, Naimish is eager to build a professional career in the areas of business sustainability, environmental management systems, sustainability assessment and reporting, and corporate social responsibility. Naimish looks forward to reader feedback and can be reached via email