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President and CEO of Pinneco Research Limited Joins The Board of Directors of The Sustainable Apparel Coalition
HONG KONG, 1 August 2013 – Anderson Lee, President and CEO of Pinneco Research Limited, joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Board of Directors.
This was the SAC’s second annual Board election. Four new added seats were added to the SAC Board of Directors, making the total number of directors on the Board twelve. Amongst Lee, Amy Roberts, Director of Sustainability, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Peter Iliopoulos, Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs, Gildan Activewear, Inc. and Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives and Special Media Projects, Patagonia, was re-elected to a full-term along with the new members of the Board.
Lee was nominated for the Second Open Board Seat. Nomination requirements are extensive and require candidates to possess ten plus years experience in a finished goods or a fabric mill, preferably of sizeable turnover (> $50M). Candidate is required to have strong sets of skills in facility operations, and experiences related to production, EHS, regulatory compliance, quality and/or social compliance activities. This position is intended for a person from the East or South East Asia to provide further balance in Asia. Voting ran for thirty days until July 8th, 2013. Each company or organisation is only allowed one vote, and only voting SAC members who are current on their membership dues are able to vote in this election.
Lee is also the Business Director of Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric Industrial Co., Ltd; President and CEO of Pinneco Research Limited; Executive Committee Member/Director of the Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries’ Association (HKIAIA); Convener in The Working Group on Innovation and Design of the Fashion Industry Development Committee (FIDC) of the HKSAR Legislative Council; General Committee Member of The Textile Council; Sustainability Working Group Voting Member of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA); Compliance Committee of the Global Apparel, Footwear and Textiles Industry (GAFTI); steering member of the Global Recycle Standard; speaker at CCBF’s and China Water Risk’s 2°C+ Water and Prime Source Forum; and international judge of EcoChic Design Awards 2012 and 2013.
Lee is honoured to be elected to take a role in the Board of Directors, and “is eager to work with industry experts in the Board of Directors, as well as SAC members and the SAC Staff. With trust, respect, alignment in values of results and transparency, and a common goal to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world, together, I hope to positively influence people and communities to work towards an apparel industry that produces no environmental harm. With the anticipation of the release of the Higg index 2.0 in Fall 2013, one can count on a robust open-source tool to measure apparel and footwear sustainability across the industry value chain.”
About the Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, representing more than one-third of the global apparel and footwear industries, was formed by sustainability leaders and leading environmental and social organizations to address current social and environmental challenges. Recognizing that improved supply chain practices are both a business imperative and an opportunity, the Coalition seeks to lead a shared vision of industry supply chain sustainability through the creation and use of the Higg Index. In measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product sustainability performance through the Higg Index, the Coalition aims to spotlight priorities for action and opportunities for technological innovation.
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