August 2017 ASQ Blue Ridge Lunchtime Webinar #2

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"Sustainability & Social Responsibility"

Overview: Most organizations today mention sustainability and social responsibility in their mission and vision statements. However, all too often, Social Responsibility is seen as some sort of add-on – something that we need to do because it sounds nice, and it gives good publicity. And even companies that truly believe in the need for a more sustainable business still doubt if true sustainability can be linked with financial benefits and an improved competitive position.

To put sustainability at the heart of the company, a triple-A approach is introduced of Awareness – Adoption - Achievement. In addition, we will demonstrate that quality thinking and quality tools and methods are fundamental to achieve excellence, both in sustainability and in competitiveness. Several examples of actions will be given in this webinar that can be applied in many organizations and should lead to a more sustainable and profitable organization.

About the Presenter: Willy Vandenbrande is the founder and President of QS Consult, a European consulting agency that assists organizations in various aspects of Quality Management. His client list as a consultant includes a wide variety of manufacturing companies, as well as service and non-profit organizations. He has delivered presentations at many international conferences and has written numerous articles on Quality Management.

Willy holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering Metallurgy from the University of Ghent (Belgium) and a Master’s Degree in Total Quality Management from the University of Limburg (Belgium). He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is an ASQ Fellow and the ASQ country councilor for Belgium. Willy is also an associate member to the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) and part of the Quality in Planet Earth Concerns Think Tank of IAQ.

EVENT DATE: Thursday, August 24, 2017

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12:00PM-1:00PM Presentation (BYOL - “bring your own lunch”)

Meeting log-in information will be provided after you have registered.

ASQ membership is NOT required to attend this event, so please share this information with your friends and colleagues!

Registration deadline: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT

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