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Achieving Exponential Value Chain Impact Through Standardised Measurement

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 11:10 - 11:55

Location: Sustainable Resources Theatre

Redefining Value

Overview

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” The plethora of tools and approaches now available in the apparel industry for sustainability too often lead to duplication of effort, inefficient use of key resources, green-washing and simply just confusion. What is the importance of alignment on how we measure and report on social and environmental impacts? And why is it critical to delivering the exponential positive impacts needed for the industry in the 21st century?

Learnings

  • Why is it important to have aligned sources of measurement and reporting for the industry that deliver consistency in collecting credible, meaningful, actionable data?
  • How has the Sustainable Apparel Coalition approached this challenge in the last 10 years through the development of the Higg Index Tools? What are the Tools? What have been the challenges and what have been the successes?
  • How does such an aligned approach support all critical value chain stakeholders?
  • What is needed next in the use of tools such as the Higg Index to truly drive positive exponential impact?

Post Event Actions

  • Review what aligned, collaborative tools, resources and initiatives are available for you in your industry that will support you in delivering the greatest positive social and environmental impacts in your value chain
  • Consider critically your own proprietary programmes and tools, to see whether they really deliver the greatest collective impacts, whether they are duplicative, or whether they add value
  • Establish a plan and roadmap to support, engage and incorporate where necessary relevant tools and approaches into your organisation and systems as you play your role in driving your industry’s positive exponential impact

Speakers

MODERATOR

Anderson Lee

Business Director

HK Non-Woven

Anderson Lee

Business Director

HK Non-Woven

Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (APAC)

Anderson Lee is a highly respected expert in sustainability issues relating to the fashion industry, manufacturing, business and policy. He spent 7 years serving Sustainable Apparel Coalition as a board member and has founded its APAC division to further enable and advocate for businesses to shift towards more sustainable practices in Asia. In recent years, he is also serving on the board of directors for Redress.

He is also the Business Director of Hong Kong Non-Woven Group, one of the first companies to introduce closed-loop manufacturing facilities and chemical-free low carbon manufacturing processes. An active contributor to various multi-stakeholder initiatives, Anderson is the convenor of the Fashion Industry Development Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Innovation and Sustainability; a Member of the Qualifications Framework, Textiles and Clothing for the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; a voting member of the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group in the USA. Additionally he is on the steering group of a number of government-funded carbon reduction projects and has been a judge for the EcoChic Design Award (now known as the Redress Design Award) for several cycles. Anderson is passionate about igniting change in tomorrow’s fashion leaders.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

We anticipate Hong Kong will continue to evolve and adapt sustainability in ways that few can predict. We have the largest green bond supported from the government and we tend to exceed people’s expectations.

Vic Lau

Customer Success Manager

Higg Co

Vic Lau

Customer Success Manager

Higg Co

With 15 years experience in the Corporate Responsibility industry, Vic has a wealth of knowledge working with brands and retails, for a variety of consumer goods. He is particularly insightful in managing Social Labour Programs in the supply chain. A believer of industry collaboration and empowerment in driving positive impact to the environment.

Delman Lee

Vice Chair

TAL Apparel Limited

Delman Lee

Vice Chair

TAL Apparel Limited

Delman leads TAL Apparel on its long-term strategy and continuous innovations with major focuses on digital transformation, disruptive technologies, business model innovations and sustainability. He is responsible for the innovative services and leads the sustainability journey of TAL for the past 15+ years. Delman is the board member of Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the chairman of Hong Kong Sustainability Award of HKMA.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To lead change in how the world sustainably clothes itself.

Angela Ng

Senior Manager, Higg Facility Tools

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Angela Ng

Senior Manager, Higg Facility Tools

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Started out to become a business entrepreneur in the early days of her career, Angela dedicated the last 15 years to social and environmental sustainability, from working professionally with supply chain and business integration to local volunteering. She is on a mission to make a difference to whoever she touches.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Angela works with industry experts to develop an enhanced version of standardised tools that will help the industry to create a sustainable future through sustainable manufacturing practices.