bluesign technologies Appoints New Board

picture-33bluesign technologies appointed a new advisory board.

The board consists of well-known leaders, scientists, and environmental experts from Asia, Europe, and the Americas who will help the organization in its efforts to make the apparel supply chain more transparent and sustainable.

“The Advisory Board will ensure credibility, trust and independency of the bluesign® standard by monitoring Bluesign Technologies’ operations,” the press release states.

To learn more about the board, read the press release below:

The members are (in alphabetical order):

Dr. Yi Heng Cheng, Singaporean, Chemical Engineer, offering green industrial solutions to the chemical and renewable energy sectors, advisor to Chemical Industry Promotion Unit of Chinese Productivity Center. Besides, he made the translation into Chinese of “Nutzen wir die Erde richtig?” from Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek and also “Faktor 5” from Prof. Dr. E.U. von Weizsäcker, and “Blue Economy” from Prof. Gunter Pauli.

Ms. Jill Dumain, United States, Director of Environmental Strategy with current collaborative projects at Patagonia Inc. Former Chair of the Board of the Organic Exchange. Currently Chair position for the Eco-Working Group in the Outdoor Industry Association.

Prof. Dr. Boqiang Lin, Chinese, Energy Economist, Professor and Director of China Center for Energy Economics Research at Xiamen University,a member of National Energy Consultation Committee under National Energy Commission, and a member of National Energy Price Consultation Committee under National Development and Reform Commission.

Prof. Dr. E.U. von Weizsäcker, German, Chemist, Physician and Biologist, member Club of Rome, author of several books, the latest is "Factor 5 – transforming the global economy through 80 % improvements in resource productivity”. Winner of several environment and sustainability related awards.

It’s my pleasure to welcome the new Advisory Board Members and I’m looking forward to their thoughtful support and advice.

Peter Waeber, CEO

Background information bluesign technologies ag

bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign  standard has been adopted by different worldwide leading textile  manufacturers. Various significant key players of the chemical and  machine industry rely on the bluesign standard and endorse it as  bluesign supporters. Several well-known brands of the sporting goods and  fashion industry benefit as bluesign members of the extensive knowledge  of bluesign technologies. In 2008, SGS has acquired a 50 % stake in  bluesign technologies ag.