OIA Outdoor Retailer Seminar to Focus on Fair Labor

On Friday, August 8 from 12:00 noon through1:00 p.m., the OIA Fair Labor Working Group will host a one hour panel discussion at the 2008 ORSM on ethical and operational challenges within the supply chain.

On Friday, August 8 from 12:00 noon through1:00 p.m., the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Fair Labor Working Group will host a one hour panel discussion at the 2008 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on ethical and operational challenges within the supply chain. Representatives from key industry businesses will share their experiences in tackling these issues and explore how we can work together to improve our monitoring programs and ultimately factory working conditions.

Monitoring contract factories and working to improve labor conditions is important to all businesses in the outdoor industry, not only because it's the right thing to do but because it also enhances brand integrity. Accomplishing this, though, is challenging; especially when resources are tight and businesses are faced with competing demands.

The moderator for the panel discussion is Harvey Chan, director of ethical sourcing, Mountain Equipment Co-op and includes panel members Doug Cahn, principal, The Cahn Group and former vice president of human rights, Reebok; Ryan Gellert, managing director, Black Diamond Equipment; Clark Campbell, vice president, design and operations, Outdoor Research; and Nicole Bassett, manager of social compliance, Patagonia.

Those wishing to attend the Fair Labor Working Group panel discussion during ORSM 2008 may visit http://www.outdoorindustry.org to RSVP by August 1 or email events@outdoorindustry.org.


About Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, business-to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Educational events include the annual Rendezvous, Outdoor University, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the title sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. For more information go to www.outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.


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