Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved
The GTPA is delighted to join Dayna Simpson from Monash University, Anne Quarshie from LUT University of Technology (Finland) and Zhaohui Wu from Oregon State University as part of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to host a session on Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved. This cafe session will be an informal discussion in relation to new ISO standards relevant to transparency and chain-of-custody, and how sustainable SCM can be incorporated in these standards.
The intent to engage scholars in exploring research opportunities with GPTA. Areas of interests include Chain of Custody (CoC), product safety and security, social impact, environmental impacts and regulatory compliance.
The session will appeal to scholars working on environmental and social issues in supply chains and the role of standards.
The GTPA has established two sets of ISO/IEC standards to certify global trade professionals (under ISO/IEC 17024), as well as global consulting services and global trading businesses (under ISO/IEC 17065).
Additionally, the GTPA is currently working toward developing standardisation in the field of chain of custody as it relates to sustainable global supply chains.
GTPA is one of the stakeholders who are working with Standards Australia in developing standards to represent Australian interests and highlight the need for standardisation in the area of CoC by participation on the ISO committee.
The overall aim of these certification programs is to give confidence to all interested parties that they are dealing with counterparts who engage in trusted
international business processes, whether they be individuals or international trading businesses.
Date: Sunday, Aug 11
Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Westin Copley Place, Boston in Defender
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.