GTPA was delighted to host a roundtable session at the #AOM2019 conference in Boston on Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved

13.08.2019 Lisa McAuley

The informal café session was moderated by Dayna Simpson from Monash University and we were joined by 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. As part of the informal discussion with Supply Chain Management professionals we discussed the development of ISO standards relevant to transparency and chain-of-custody, and how sustainable SCM can be incorporated in these standards.

The GTPA was pleased to engage scholars in exploring research opportunities with GTPA. Areas of interests include Chain of Custody (CoC), product safety and security, social impact, environmental impacts and regulatory compliance.

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.

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