On 28th September 2017 we held our webinar “3 Steps to Master Environmental and Chemical Challenges in your Textile Supply Chain” together with our special guest Jill Dumain.
In order to increase the quality of your products and strengthen your business by responsibly managing your supply chain, tackling environmental and chemical risks becomes increasingly important, especially within the textile industry.
This webinar covers the topic of how to systematically manage chemical and environmental risks in textile supply chains and demonstrates which factors are crucial for a successful implementation.
The presentation will be held and discussed with you by Karin Ekberg, Founder and CEO of Leadership & Sustainability and her guest, Jill Dumain, CEO of bluesign technologies. They will take you on a journey about supply chain and chemicals management in the textile industry.
Together you will:
• Explore the supply chain landscape in the textile industry
• Learn about supply chain risks, opportunities and business cases
• Discover materiality assessments, capacity building and auditing as crucial tools for supply chain management
• Discuss what is most important about chemicals management in the context of supply chain transformation
We are looking forward to your participation!
Karin is the founder and CEO of the sustainability consulting company Leadership & Sustainability. She has more than 30 years of international consulting and industry experience in several sectors, based in Switzerland, Brazil, Sweden, and Germany and with extended business projects mainly in North America, China and other countries in Asia.
Most recently Karin worked as Head of Environmental Services at adidas Group, establishing and maintaining group environmental strategies and programmes for its internal business operations and global supply chain. Before that, Karin has spent six years in the position as Director Sustainability at ASSA ABLOY, developing and implementing Sustainability strategies for the group globally. Furthermore, Karin has had the Chair of the Board of Directors at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (2012-2013) and has been engaged during the set-up and first years of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), taking on several leadership roles. Moreover, Karin was the Swedish industry representative to the global ISO 26000 process. She is an experienced workshop instructor and keynote speaker at conferences.
Jill Dumain stepped into the role of CEO at bluesign technologies in January of 2017. She has been a strong advocate and supporter of bluesign since its inception in 2000 and paved the way for Patagonia to be the first brand member. Jill held various senior positions at Patagonia in a career including textile research and development and environmental strategy for more than 27 years. She has also held leadership and board positions at the Organic Exchange, Textile Exchange and the Sustainability Working Group at the Outdoor Industry Association. She was the Chairwoman of bluesign technologies’ Advisory Board from 2011-2017. Throughout her career, Jill has traveled extensively globally giving her a chance to interface with many different types of companies throughout the supply chain committed to performance in textiles and environmental responsibility in the industry.