Training

Sumerra provides regularly scheduled trainings year-round as well as customized training developed to meet your specific needs. Sumerra’s educational professionals have the ability to create customized educational events for any organization. Sumerra’s team conducts these events in large venues with thousands of attendees, or small factories with just a few individuals. Our team speaks several languages and has the experience to communicate effectively with all cultures around the world.

Sumerra is always looking for feedback on our current and future training events. If you have suggestions on topics, location, etc. or you are interested in setting up your own training, please contact the training team: training@sumerra.com

Please review the Sumerra Training Catalog to learn more.

 

Sumerra Training and Education Platform

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The Sumerra Training and Education Platform is a centralized place to access an array of training opportunities offered by Sumerra.  The platform provides Brands, Licensees, Suppliers, Auditors and other Stakeholders access to industry related educational programs on social responsibility, human resources management, health & safety, environmental sustainability, and much more.  Sumerra regularly updates the site with both Free and Pay to Access trainings.   Create a free account today on STEP to access the training list! 

Upcoming Training:


Chemical Management & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Friday Sep 19, 2014

CHINA TRAINING: Please join Sumerra for a 1 day Training on Chemical Management and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Chemical management involves all aspects of the use, storage, transfer and disposal of chemicals at facilities. A proper chemical management system will help you monitor chemicals as they are used throughout the supply chain and help to reduce risks of worker exposure, production inconsistencies and material loss.

Attendees of this Course Will Learn:

Basic chemical properties and definitions
Principles of good chemical management
Techniques for better chemical management
How to manage environmental and worker exposure to hazardous chemicals

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is sometimes needed when other controls are not sufficient to reduce risk to an acceptable level. Knowing how to select the right PPE is important to provide workers with the appropriate level of protection and requires specific knowledge on the principles of PPE use.

This session is designed to provide the attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to properly assess exposure risks and select appropriate PPE to provide a safe and healthy environment for workers.

Holiday Inn Express Shenzhen Luohu

No.6 Guiyuan North Road, Luohu District

Shenzhen, Luohu District 518001 China
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Price: $180

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Sumerra Webinar Series: Introduction to Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)

Monday Oct 13, 2014

Manufacturing facilities can be dangerous places regardless of the type of production. Workers can be exposed to a variety of hazards including chemical exposures, electricity, noise and many more. Additionally, manufacturing can have a significant impact on the surrounding environment, the community, and the globe. For this reason, buyers and other stakeholders take compliance with health, safety & environmental (HSE) regulations and best practices very seriously. For our webinar we will provide some basic overviews of common HSE non-compliance issues and review basic strategies to improve your management of HSE issues. During and after the webinar you will be able to ask our HSE experts about issues facing your facilities.

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Price: $50

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Sumerra Webinar Series: Introduction to Labor Management Practices

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014

Factories face a variety of issues in daily operations. Getting the production out is only half the work, the real work starts with good HRM systems. Understanding and managing employees, and their grievances is essential for factories to operate effectively. Having good systems in place to prevent the use of child labor or preventing falsification of working hours and wages are vital to maintaining business relations with brand/retailers. Our webinar will not only educate factories on these topics but will provide good practical information that can be easily incorporated into everyday operations.

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Price: $50

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Occupational Health & Safety Training in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Thursday Feb 26, 2015

In Bangladesh, there has been a tremendous focus on fire and building safety following the tragedies of the recent past. It is likely that you or someone you know has attended fire safety training provided by one of the main collaborative groups such as the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance), The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety (Accord), WRAP, or the Fair Labor Association (FLA). While these trainings are important, we feel there should also be an emphasis on Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and how a good program will help a factories Business.

To fill this gap, Sumerra is proud to offer the 1-day course, “Occupational Health & Safety: Increasing Productivity and Profit through Building Safety, Fire Safety & Good OHS Management”. The purpose of the course will be to help businesses to develop OHS programs, including fire and emergency response that are efficient, first class, and result in increased value at the company.  Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in group activities and lectures designed to provide in depth understanding of OHS issues facing the industry.

The training will take place at:

WINGS Learning Centre, House #55, Road #4/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka – 1209, Bangladesh

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Sumerra Webinar Series 2015

Tuesday Apr 7, 2015 - Friday Oct 30, 2015

Sumerra launched the registration website for our 2015 Webinar Series! We are excited to invite you to join us for several webinars throughout the year! The purpose of the webinar series is to assist attendees with expanding their learning and competency on a variety of compliance related topics. Each webinar is 1.5-2 hours in length and includes an interactive discussion with the trainer. Each topic will be led twice, once in English and once in Mandarin.

 

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  • Collective Bargaining: How to Engage with Your Workforce
  • Worker Exposure: Chemical and Physical Hazards
  • Learning from Employee Grievances
  • Introduction to Conducting EHS Risk Assessments
  • Auditing for the Non—Auditor: Basics to look for as a Factory Manager, Buyer or Merchandiser
  • Core Principles of Transparency

To learn more about the trainings: Sumerra Webinar Series 2015

To learn about the pricing: Sumerra Webinar Series 2015 Price Breakdown

If you have any questions, contact Sumerra today: training@sumerra.com

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Ethical Supplier Engagement Program (ESEP) Webinar

Thursday Jun 4, 2015

Sumerra has created the Ethical Supplier Engagement Program (ESEP) to ensure Licensee managed factories are regularly monitored and compliant with University codes of conduct and local lawsESEP image. This webinar is intended for Licensees will provide both  general and detailed information about the ESEP.

Click on the ‘more info’ link below to register for the webinar.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Who is this training for?:

  • Licensees producing product for Universities

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Price: $Free

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FJATA AUDITS: WHAT TO EXPECT (ENGLISH)

Thursday Oct 29, 2015

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FJATA AUDITS:  WHAT TO EXPECT – ENGLISH

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am CST

  • Have you been scheduled for an FJATA Audit?
  • Maybe you’ve heard about the FJATA Audit, but don’t really understand it?
  • Do you need to prepare for an FJATA Audit, but don’t know how to?

Join the upcoming FJATA Webinar,  FJATA AUDITS:  WHAT TO EXPECT, to learn more about the FJATA Audit Management Program, the actual audit process, and the remediation process.  Whether you are a factory or vendor, this free 30 minute webinar will answer all your questions and concerns!

Space is limited so please register early.  For more information, contact FJATA@sumerra.com.

TRAINING TIME IS BASED ON HONG KONG/CHINA DATE AND TIME

 

 

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FJATA AUDITS: WHAT TO EXPECT (CHINESE)

Tuesday Nov 3, 2015

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FJATA AUDITS:  WHAT TO EXPECT – CHINESE

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am CST

  • Have you been scheduled for an FJATA Audit?
  • Maybe you’ve heard about the FJATA Audit, but don’t really understand it?
  • Do you need to prepare for an FJATA Audit, but don’t know how to?

Join the upcoming FJATA Webinar,  FJATA AUDITS:  WHAT TO EXPECT, to learn more about the FJATA Audit Management Program, the actual audit process, and the remediation process.  Whether you are a factory or vendor, this free 30 minute webinar will answer all your questions and concerns!

Space is limited so please register early.  For more information, contact FJATA@sumerra.com.

TRAINING TIME IS BASED ON HONG KONG/CHINA DATE AND TIME

This training will be led in Chinese only.

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