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Whether you’re a brand manager looking to differentiate your products, a food safety professional managing supply chain risk, or sustainability director working out your transparency strategy, your goals are the same. You’re providing assurance to your stakeholders that your business understands its critical role in the food system and that you are taking action to meet the expectations of the consumers who love your product.

Join SCS and food industry leaders for a webinar series focused on helping food companies achieve their food safety and sustainability goals to gain a competitive advantage and create brand value. In this series we’ll discuss how and why food safety is interconnected with sustainability and how your organization can be part of the evolution of the industry to meet the challenge of assuring a safe and sustainable food system for generations to come.

 

 
 
WEBINAR DETAILS

Webinar #1: Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture - Soil Health, Water Quality, IPM, and Food Safety | More Details

Webinar #2: Food Safety Culture Capacity Building - The Value of GFSI Benchmarked Certification in Food Safety | More Details 

Webinar #3: Food Integrity Certifications - Signaling Commitment to Food Safety | More Details

Webinar #4: Food Safety and Social Accountability - The Interconnection| More Details

Webinar #5: Corporate ESG in Food and Agriculture| More Details

WEBINAR #1
Food safety and sustainable agriculture - soil health, water quality, ipm, and food safety

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 |
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET /10:00 a.m. PT

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Higher consumer and retailer requirements around food safety, sustainability, and social responsibility has forced a radical shift in the way businesses operate. This interactive webinar will provide insights on how schemes such as GLOBALG.A.P. and Sustainably Grown are responding to consumer and retailer demand for more information on producers’ sustainability efforts. Join us for a discussion on sustainability and environmental metrics within these standards, and how auditors approach collecting evidence of compliance.

Speakers
Kevin Warner, Manager, Business Development, Sustainable Agriculture, SCS Global Services
Josh Edge, Senior Auditing Manager, SCS Global Services

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Kevin Warner
Manager, Business Development, sustainable Agriculture, SCS

Kevin has extensive experience in food systems, working with both small farms and large agribusinesses, and across sectors with leadership roles at NGOs and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He supports scheme management and business development functions at SCS with subject matter expertise in environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Kevin holds an MBA focused on sustainable business practices from the University of Oxford where he was a Skoll Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship

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Josh edge
senior auditing manager, SCS

As the SCS GLOBALG.A.P. Scheme Manager, Josh also manages the auditor team and trains new auditors for the Food and Agriculture Division. Josh led a consistent improvement of the GLOBALG.A.P. Key Performance Indicator and helped SCS become the highest rated Certification Body in North America in early 2021. Having crisscrossed the country since 2013 inspecting agricultural operations, Josh has seen a broad range of fruit and vegetable production in the US and has deep respect for the hard work of farming. Josh is a lead auditor for GLOBALG.A.P., PrimusGFS, Sustainably Grown, USDA Organic, and various other programs. Prior to joining SCS Josh worked for 4 years at the Community Alliance with Family Farmers on training, outreach, and market expansion. He holds a Dual MA in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C. and the University of Peace in Costa Rica.

WEBINAR #2
food safety culture capacity building - the value of gfsi benchmarked certification in food safety
Date: Friday, august 27, 2021 | Time: 1:00 p.m. ET /10:00 a.m. PT

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Hear from industry experts on how they have used the CPO (Certification Programme Owners) global markets programs such as SQF Fundamentals, BRCGS START! and FSSC Development Program to assess and manage risks in their supply chain- by embracing a stepwise approach to building and implementing food safety management systems in their business. Suppliers benefit by increased access to brand owners and supply chain managers benefit by reducing food safety and business risks, and assisting in compliance to their own food safety management programs.

Speakers
Frank Schreurs, Director of Strategic Accounts, SCS Global Services
Rosalind Zils, Senior Director, Quality and Food Safety, 8th Avenue Food & Provisions

 

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Frank Schreurs
director of strategic accounts, SCS

Frank Schreurs has more than 30 years of management and leadership experience in the food and beverage industry. Frank began his career in food manufacturing with the Kellogg Co. and transitioned into the services sector with the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC). He applied his knowledge of risk and quality management throughout the supply chain to manage and lead the consultancy and auditing business units as President of GFTC prior to its merger with NSF International. At NSF he was Managing Director for the Global Consulting and Technical Services business unit. Currently he is Director of Strategic Accounts for SCS Global, Food & Agriculture division after finishing 5 years in operating a consulting service which included leading the business development function in North America for Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) SQFI and was also a contributing member of SQF’s technical team.

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Rosalind Zils
senior director of quality and food safety, 8th avenue food & Provisions

Rosalind Zils leads quality and food safety at 8th Ave Food & Provisions, a leading, private brand-centric, consumer products holding company, which manufactures and sells private brand food products to retail, foodservice and ingredient customers. Prior to 8th Avenue, Rosalind had global responsibility for Land O Lake’s external supply chain quality. An alumnus of Iowa State University with a B.Sc. in Animal Science, Rosalind spent 26 years in various positions at Cargill, including Cargill corporate food safety. Her career encompasses experiences in sales, operations, quality assurance, supply chain management and food safety/quality. Rosalind is responsible for leading a team of professionals to develop and manage corporate quality and food safety requirements with internal and external partners that meet or exceed customer and regulatory expectations in multiple countries.

WEBINAR #3
food Integrity certifications - signaling commitment to food safety
Date: Wednesday, september 1, 2021 | Time: 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT

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Join the Smarter Era of Food Safety* and differentiate your brand at the same time with food claims that are supported by strong food integrity systems for hazard controls, identity preservation, and traceability. 

*FDA’s initiative to enhance the digitization of food traceability and food safety data

Speakers

Brandon Nauman, Director of Food Labeling Programs, SCS Global Services
Jackie Bowen, Executive Director, Clean Label Project

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brandon nauman
Director of Food Labeling Programs, SCS Global Services

Brandon Nauman is the Director of Food Labeling Programs at SCS. During his tenure at SCS, he has filled many roles, starting nine years ago as an auditor for the Pesticide Residue Free Program. Currently he oversees operations for USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Gluten-Free. Brandon authored SCS’ Pesticide Residue Free, Pesticide Free and SCS' Gluten-Free Standards and have enjoyed the opportunity to build new programs from the ground-up.

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Jackie bowen
executive director, clean label project

Jackie Bowen is the Executive Director of the Clean Label Project. Before coming to Clean Label Project, Jackie held numerous technical, standards development, and leadership roles within the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, NSF International. Most recently, she served as the General Manager of Quality Assurance International, the largest domestic USDA organic certifier, the Director of NSF International’s Consumer Values Verified division focusing on bringing to market certification offerings including Non-GMO Project and Certified Gluten-free, and the Director of NSF Agriculture- North America focusing on farm food safety. Jackie earned a BS in environmental biology from Michigan State University, a Master of Public Health in management and policy from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in quality engineering from Eastern Michigan University, and a post-graduate certificate in innovation and business strategy from MIT.

WEBINAR #4
food safety and social accountability - the interconnection
Date: Wednesday, october 13, 2021 | Time: 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT

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With a view of Social accountability as a foundation for food safety, learn how the Consumer Goods Forum Global Food Safety and Sustainable Supply Chain Initiatives are working to recognize GFSI standards against common social responsibility criteria to bring additional value to benchmarked accredited food safety certification.

Speakers
Frank Schreurs, Director of Strategic Accounts, SCS Global Services
Kenton Harmer, Managing Director, EFI

 

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Frank Schreurs
director of strategic accounts, SCS

Frank Schreurs has more than 30 years of management and leadership experience in the food and beverage industry. Frank began his career in food manufacturing with the Kellogg Co. and transitioned into the services sector with the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC). He applied his knowledge of risk and quality management throughout the supply chain to manage and lead the consultancy and auditing business units as President of GFTC prior to its merger with NSF International. At NSF he was Managing Director for the Global Consulting and Technical Services business unit. Currently he is Director of Strategic Accounts for SCS Global, Food & Agriculture division after finishing 5 years in operating a consulting service which included leading the business development function in North America for Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) SQFI and was also a contributing member of SQF’s technical team.

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kenton harmer
managing director, EFI

Kenton is the managing director for the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), a non-profit skill-building and certification organization that improves working conditions, pest management and food safety in the fresh produce industry. Kenton directs the multi-stakeholder process responsible for the ecosystem of standards, policies and relationships that allow EFI to certify fresh produce farms for industry best practices. Before joining EFI in 2013, Kenton was the director of the Sustainable Agriculture Practice at Milepost Consulting, where he worked with industry leaders, such as NatureSweet, Driscoll's and the National Mango Board to set sustainability strategies, implement programs and report on results. Prior to transitioning to the agricultural sector, Kenton worked in emergency humanitarian relief. Kenton holds an MBA in sustainability management from Presidio Graduate School.

WEBINAR #5
Corporate ESG in Food and Agriculture
Date: Wednesday, november 3, 2021 | Time: 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT

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Hear from the SCS experts on the process to determine the most relevant and impactful environmental, social, and governance (ESG) actions your organization can take to achieve a sustainable procurement strategy. You’ll learn how SCS helps achieve this through evaluation of your organization, process, and product supply chain sustainability profile.

Speakers

Brittany Szczpanik, Senior Manager, SCS Consulting Services
Bonnie Holman, Director, Sustainable Agriculture, SCS Global Services

 

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Brittany Szczepanik
Senior Manager, SCS Consulting Services

Brittany Szczepanik is a Senior Manager at SCS Consulting Services where she helps companies advance their sustainable business objectives. Brittany holds a master’s degree in sustainable systems from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and a master’s degree in energy systems engineering from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.

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Bonnie holman
director, sustainable agriculture, SCS global Services

Bonnie is the Director of Sustainable Agriculture within the Food and Agriculture Division at SCS. During 8+ years at SCS, Bonnie has worked with globally recognized sustainability programs and standard scheme owners such as Fair Trade USA and the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) on the operationalization and scaling of sustainability certification and verification programs with a focus on agricultural and seafood production. She holds a MA in International Environmental Policy from Middlebury College’s Monterey Institute of International Studies. Bonnie serves as a Board Member for the California Wilderness Coalition, a non-profit devoted to protecting California’s public lands and water resources.

 


For more information, contact:

Shyama Devarajan

Senior Marketing Manager

sdevarajan@scsglobalservices.com

+1 520.548.8966