FLA participating company New Era Cap recently hosted its 2011 Supply Chain Partnership Symposium in Shanghai, China, which brought together over 100 participants from New Era’s supply chain in China and Vietnam, as well as guest speakers from Major League Baseball, InFact Global Partners, the China Center for Labor and Environment, and the Esquel Group. Over the three days, participants had the opportunity to learn, discuss, and exchange ideas on how to address challenges in manufacturing and improve collaboration in the supply chain. Topics for this year’s Symposium included: Addressing Environmental Impacts for a Sustainable Future; Sustainable Textile Production and Vertical Integration; and Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence. This type of collaboration and attention to sustainability issues is vital to the long-term success and growth of companies, and FLA commends New Era for their work. Read more about the event here.