WS 1000

Essentials of Product Stewardship

introductory | Credits: 8 Contact Hours
Sunday, May 22 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fee: $435 ($485 after March 20, 2016) | Limit: 50


Stewardship and Sustainability

Product stewardship is a critical element in a company’s day-to-day operations and license to operate. Based on a sound, disciplined set of core competencies, product stewardship will be examined through a holistic approach, rather than just a discussion of unrelated regulations, buyer requirements, and emerging issues being addressed on an ad hoc and uncoordinated basis. By sharing best-in-class approaches that can enhance the professional and benefit the company, attendees will learn to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and manage the product stewardship issues that face consumers, producers, and public.

Essentials of Product Stewardship is specifically designed for new and early career Product Stewards and mid-career professionals looking to enhance their core competencies as well as professionals who want a better understanding of the role of product stewardship, including industrial hygienists, EHS professionals, and those who interface with product stewardship activities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Maintaining awareness and responding to societal expectations, emerging trends, product stewardship regulatory requirements, and their implications on Product Stewardship.
  • Capitalizing on the product stewardship opportunities in supply chains to enhance performance and gain competitive advantage.
  • Determining, communicating, and managing product hazards, exposures, and risks.
  • “Greening” a product and incorporating product stewardship into all phases of a product’s life cycle.

Led by:

Gailen Hart, Faculty, Product Stewardship Program, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health