Driving Sustainability & Social Impact Through the Supply Chain | Sammie Ho Dumas

In this episode, we speak with Sammie Ho Dumas, Director of Social Impact & Sustainability at Williams-Sonoma, about her 20 year career focused on elevating sustainability and social impact through the supply chains of leading brands.

00:18 – Welcome to Sustainable Ambassador Podcast
01:00 – Sammie Dumas Ho introduction
02:00 – Lessons from factory floors
03:05 – Asssessing compliance failures
04:30 – Educating workers and factory owners
06:00 – Assessing the environmental & social complainace of a factory
07:25 – Learninig to manage expectations
08:55 – Helping global stakeholders understand on-the-ground-reality
10:00 – Bringing balance between global standards and local realities
11:00 – Early steps / lessons in developing CSR career
12:00 – Staying relevant with ongoing education and certifications
13:25 – Anticipating emerging lessons
15:45 – Planning future career development and areas of focus
16:55 – Source of motivation and maintaining passion
18:20 – Measuring personal success & impact thorugh work
19:10 – Advice to young professionals entering CSR/ sustainability careers
About Sammie:
Sammie Ho Dumas is the Director of Social Impact & Sustainability at Williams-Sonoma.

At Williams-Sonoma, she collaborates with leadership across the business to achieve the goal of 75% of products purchased from suppliers who offer worker wellbeing programs by 2030.

She is a CSR practitioner with 20 years of experience.

She has managed CSR and sustainability programs at Target, C&A, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Eagle Outfitters.
Contact Sammie:
– Instagram: instagram.com/sammiehodumas
– LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sammiehodumas/
– Twitter: twitter.com/sammiehodumas

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