Code of Conduct

Our top priority at all virtual SB Events is to create a safe, collaborative environment for participants to connect, learn, and grow together. We understand some of the topics we will discuss have a high level of sensitivity and/or contrasting viewpoints. Participants are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately, as long as it is done in a respectful way that encourages collaborative discussion. 

To keep the dialog healthy, we expect all to follow our code of conduct

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative when exchanging ideas, listening, and talking to other participants. Participants are free to ask any questions of interest, as long as it is done in a respectful and constructive manner. We acknowledge that tough conversations are an important part of growth. Please be understanding that individuals/brands may be at different stages of their sustainability journey. If a conversation turns into brand bashing, rather than a constructive conversation you will be asked to stop and/or removed from the session. 
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech (both verbally and in the chat). Trolling, harassing, or any other forms of intimidation or disruption of discussions will not be tolerated.
  • Exchange ideas by orderly means that do not disrupt plenaries, sessions, or break-outs. This includes leaving room for others to participate in the chat and not derailing the conversation from the session topic. If you feel a conversation needs to be continued, please table it until a more appropriate time for more in-depth conversations, such as a networking break. 
  • Follow directions and requests from SB staff. You are expected to comply with requests and directions from SB staff members immediately. 
  • Alert SB staff if you have experienced or witnessed any code of conduct violations. Direct message any identifiable SB staff member on Hopin or email us at [email protected]

 

What Constitutes Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors may include but are not limited to:

  • Harassment, discrimination, or hate speech of any kind. This includes sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes, language, or images. Any form of “othering” as it might relate to political or faith affiliation, socio-economic, or regional prejudices. Any comments that target someone’s characteristic(s) as stated above. 
  • Harassment, condescension, trolling, or any other forms of deliberate intimidation or disruption of discussions will not be tolerated.
  • Showcasing or promoting any illegal substance in conversation, chat, photo or video. 
  • Failure to follow the stated event policies or requests and instruction of the event staff. 

Unacceptable behavior and violation of our code of conduct will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop engaging in unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. The event organizers may take action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event without warning or refund, and if appropriate, the involvement of law enforcement. Breaches of this Code of Conduct may also result in disqualification from participating in future events.


How to Report Unacceptable Behavior 

See something, say something! If you experience or witness harassment, discrimination, bullying, or any other conduct that violations the Sustainable Brands Events Code of Conduct, please contact us to report the incident immediately. You may request that your report remain completely confidential. 


Privacy Policy

By participating in this virtual event, you grant Sustainable Life Media permission to share your information with select sponsors and partners and to send you future mailings on related offers. You also agree to Sustainable Life Media’s privacy policy. To view our policy, visit: https://sustainablebrands.com/corporate/privacy


Contact Information

For questions regarding Sustainable Brands events, please contact: [email protected] 

Together, we can ensure that Sustainable Brands events remain a safe, positive, and collaborative learning environment.