Corporate representatives participating in SAI Platform activities and events are well aware of the need to implement sustainable agricultural practices worldwide, and of some ways to do so. Many of them find it difficult, though, to communicate their knowledge and know-how to peers, within their own companies as well as across the value chain to suppliers and others.
In order to help address this issue, SAI Platform in 2009 joined forces with the IMD to develop a customizable modular training on sustainable sourcing.
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1) Master Classes: SAI Platform and IMD so far have ran five Master Classes - four in Switzerland and one in the USA. We are continuously replicating and adapting this training in Europe and the US again, as well as in Australia and in Argentina.
2) In-company training: companies can “pick and chose” from the set of 5 training modules and included case studies, depending on the company’s and people’s particular interests – i.e. with a special focus on some sustainability themes or commodities, or for specific corporate functions such as: