China Mill Workshop (virtual) 2020 / 2020年纸厂线上工作坊 Webinar
This half day on-line practical workshop aim to introduce Book Chain Project Mill Assessment Framework and publisher's expectation of mills, and share practical advice, including peer company examples, to show mills how to demonstrate good practice in responsible sourcing of fibre &/or pulp to meet publishers' expectations.
The event will primarily be conducted in Mandarin and run on the Zoom platform.
Registration closes on 8 June 2020. To cancel the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before the event starts.
为期半天的纸厂线上工作坊将主要介绍Book Chain Project纸厂评估体系、海外出版社客户对纸厂的期待以及分享纸厂同行在负责任采购方面的最佳实践。
Welcome and a reminder of the BCP
We'll start the workshop by introducing the size and influence of the Book Chain Project, expectations on mills as a supplier of paper and business benefits for paper mills.
介绍Book Chain Project的项目规模和影响，该项目对纸厂供应商的期待，以及纸厂加入项目的好处。
Introduction to Mill Assessment Framework (MAF)
In the past year, the Book Chain Project has assessed selective mills against Mill Assessment Framework (MAF), identified points of improvement and provided tools to support their development. This session will explain how MAF responds to growing pressure publishers in Europe and USA face from eNGOs and key findings from mill visits.
How to improve your capability to source fibre/pulp responsibly
We'll hear from paper mills peer company - UPM and international NGO - the Nature Conservancy (Steering group member of The Accountability Framework initiative, a coalition of organizations dedicated to protect forests and human rights by setting guidelines for delivering on companies’ ethical supply chain commitments).
This session will cover topics including what should the policy look like (elements), how to upskill your staff, how to keep up to date on sourcing countries as well as how to set on-going commitment.
Wang Jue has a bachelor degree of Environmental Sciences in Nanjing University and a Master degree of Forest Sciences and Business in the University of Helsinki. After she graduated from the University of Helsinki, Wang Jue starts her career in UPM, one of the biggest forestry company in the world. She is now working in UPM Specialty Papers in Shanghai, responsible for the communications and marketing of environmental affairs and sustainability in Asia Pacific area, promoting the leading environmental concept UPM Biofore strategy, and the best practice of green paper-making.
Ke is Senior Advisor in The Nature Conservancy.
Please take a five-minute break and come back for next session on time.
Engage your fibre/pulp suppliers and assess sourcing risk
We'll hear from experts from both international NGOs, NEPCon and TFT, and paper mills peer company - TBC. This session will address how to engage your suppliers of fibre/pulp, what information you should be gathering based on potential risk, how to assess risk and how to mitigate risk.
Joy has worked for over 10 years in sustainable natural resources management. She has expertise in responsible-sourcing, traceability, due diligence systems and risk management. In her five year with Earthworm Foundation, she mainly works on supply chains in the pulp & paper and palm oil industries. This role involves helping members to implement their sustainable sourcing policies, conduct supply chain mapping, and to risk identification and mitigation.
Zhang Xinxin is responsible for NEPCon certification and audit services in China, Korea, and Japan. She is a qualified FSC FM lead auditor and FSC CoC auditor for NEPCon, had been working on FSC certification, forest legality verifications, supply chain traceability and responsible sourcing, and high conservation values forests protections in China for more than 15 years.
Why this is so important: perspective from a publisher
We'll hear from COO of DK/Penguin Random House on publishers expectations of paper mills.
This is your chance to raise questions to all speakers.
Wrapping it all up
This final session will review what we’ve learnt, what we want you to now go away and do and more importantly the checklist and tools for you to take away.