amfori President Delivers Keynote Speech at the CSR Forum during the 4th China International Import Expo



On 7 November, amfori’s President Richard (Dick) Dictus delivered a virtual keynote speech at a CSR Forum during the 4th China International Import Expo. This annual national event took place in Shanghai and was hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and Shanghai Municipal Government with full support from a wide range of international organisations.

The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China and the UN Global Compact, which attracted global audience of over 40,000 online and 200 on-site. Mr Wang Zhijun, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology of China, Ms Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of UN Global Compact delivered opening remarks for this Forum.

During his keynote speech, amfori’s President discussed the following points:

  • In the wake of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, all stakeholders must work together towards revitalising and sustaining growth to benefit everyone
  • Through its Vision 2030, amfori is committed to partnering with stakeholders and supporting businesses to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open global trade
  • amfori is looking forward to having closer collaborations with all stakeholders to address climate change and benefit the betterment of many worldwide

Experts from both public and private sectors also shared their views and experience in addressing sustainability at the Forum.

Highlights of the Forum can be viewed here (Chinese only).

Recording of Dick’s speech can be viewed here.

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