Supplier engagement in Brazil - key take-aways from our training events on 21 & 28 September


150+ delegates from the supplier and brands community of AIM-Progress participated in our online AIM Progress Capability Building Event for Brazil organised across two half-days on 21st and 28th September. The event was co-sponsored by AIM-Progress members Heineken, Reckitt, SC Johnson and The Hershey Company and facilitated by ELEVATE.


An impressive line-up speakers included Túllio Casimiro, Head of Procurement Latam and Brazil of The Hershey Company;  Tomas Wilkinson, Responsible Sourcing Manager Latam of Reckitt; Rones Tassi, Manager of Trade Union Relations and Regional Head of HR of Cargill; Carlos Talini, Procurement Specialist for Bioeconomy Sourcing at Natura, as well as representatives from ELEVATE, Social Accountability International, Getulio Vargas Business School, and more.


Key-take aways:  


Our supplier event was the third in Brazil and the first since before the pandemic in 2019.


AIM-Progress organises supplier events globally to provide a forum for suppliers to learn, network and share best practices, while engaging with customers from the branded consumer goods sector. The intent was for supplier representatives to gain a better understanding of prevalent human rights and environmental issues in Brazil and concrete actions that can be taken to drive change and build more sustainable supply chains within their own and extended value chains.

Brazil will remain a focus area for future AIM-Progress supplier events.