President and CEO of Pinneco Research Limited Speaks at Control Union's Fibre to Textile Workshop 2014

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DÜSSELDORF, 20 March 2014 – Anderson Lee, President and CEO of Pinneco Research Limited, was invited to be a speaker at the Sustainable Fibre-to-Textile Workshop 2014, hosted by Control Union at the Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf this past week.

The Sustainable Fibre-to-Textile Workshop 2014 is an event that brought together brands and manufacturers in a workshop that reviews and highlights a variety of sustainable fibre program case studies around the world. It is an industry-wide event that acknowledges the importance of sustainability.

This event took a full-day agenda planned with nine programs and one panel discussion. Topic areas include "Sustainable Fiber Program: a case study sharing from India," "Review of the Sustainable Textile Standards (GOTS/OCS/CCS/GRS/RCS)," "Certification FAQ and Case Studies," Low Carbon Manufacturing Program," "Energy Efficiency Solutions in the Textile industry," "Risk mitigation through Animal Welfare Standards Case Study: Responsible Down Standard," "Product Traceability through Trade N Trade (TNT)," "Workshop: Understanding Water Risk in Textile Supply Chains," and "Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Update on the Higg index 2.0." As the Board Member of the SAC, Lee gave a detail update to industry members on the updates of the Higg Index 2.0.

"The Higg Index1.0 has moved from an excel-based qualitative questionnaire that focuses on apparel and environment, to the Higg Index 2.0, a web-based platform, which also includes social and labour modules," Lee explained. " 

To learn more about Lee's presentation and the SAC, please contact:
info@pinneco.com

About Control Union
Control Union provides independent inspection services on a global level. We are constantly strengthening our dedicated network, but our chief focus remains on our customers. True, the entrepreneurial spirit and risk awareness are essential in business; but quality, integrity, safety and respect will ensure our longevity.

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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