The Sustainable Apparel Coalition strengthens its leadership team with new appointments

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October 17, 2022

San Francisco, Amsterdam, Hong Kong – October 17, 2022: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an independent and impact-creating organization that brings together around half of the apparel industry to enable positive social and environmental impact at scale, has announced today the appointment of Lee Green, Senior Director Marketing and Communications and Nadia York, Chief of Staff. These appointments will bolster the leadership team as the organization continues to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability that is based on a joint multi-stakeholder approach for measuring, improving and sharing performance.

Lee will be responsible for overseeing all the communications and marketing activities to ensure SAC’s work is effectively communicated to all stakeholders and the organization continues to affirm its position as a critical partner for transforming the industry to positively impact people and the planet. Nadia will work closely with the leadership team and Board of Directors to provide strategic support and create synergy within the organization to ensure teams are working effectively and efficiently in support of the organizational objectives and priorities.

Amina Razvi, CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, said:

“We are excited to welcome Lee and Nadia to the team and believe they are a great addition to the organization. Lee has experience working with a member-based organization and has a compelling track record of delivering impactful communications strategies and events. Nadia has extensive experience in project management and translating strategic enterprise-wide projects and initiatives into action across departments.

“By combining their distinct backgrounds, expertise and experience, they will  support our team as we grow and help accelerate our collective action efforts to enable positive social and environmental impact at scale.”

Prior to joining the SAC, Lee was the Director of Communications at The Consumer Goods Forum for 10 years. During his time there, Lee led the re-branding of the organization and oversaw all communications related to the organization’s eight Coalitions of Action and five global events. Before joining the SAC, Nadia worked as the chief of staff for the UK ambassador in Paris, and later moved into the corporate world, joining Credit Lyonnais. She has served as a key delivery and implementation specialist.

“I am honored to be part of the team and thrilled to bring my experience to an organization such as the SAC. I look forward to collaborating with the team and steering the marketing and communications function, as we strive to showcase the industry’s commitment to driving positive and impactful change,” said Lee Green, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

“I am privileged to be part of the team and excited to get the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to support the leadership team in its work. I am especially honored to support Amina by creating the necessary synergy within the organization, allowing her to focus her efforts and energy towards the strategic growth of the organization,” said Nadia York, Chief of Staff, Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Lee and Nadia will both be attending the SAC’s 2022 Annual Meeting taking place in Singapore on November 1-2, where they will meet and engage with attendees with the aim of establishing and nurturing relationships geared towards moving the industry forward. Under the theme, “Collective Action on Common Ground”, the two-day event aims to establish common ground amongst different perspectives to promote solutions and drive progress on pressing environmental and social issues.

The event will bring together sustainability leaders across the entire value chain, from around the globe to open conversation on solutions and commitment to tangible actions that the industry can take together to improve environmental and social impacts. Topics to be covered include transparency, policy, responsible purchasing practices, the future of the SAC and the Higg Index Tools, and much more. The 2022 SAC Annual Meeting is powered by Global Fashion Agenda, and ticket holders will experience a cocktail reception on November 2, co-hosted by Global Fashion Agenda and Sustainable Apparel Coalition. The Global Fashion Agenda’s own event, the Global Fashion Summit, will follow on November 3.

Find out more and book your ticket here: https://hopin.com/events/2022-sac-annual-meeting-global-fashion-summit-singapore-edition/registration

 

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For more information about the SAC, or for media access and granting of virtual press passes for the Annual Meeting, please contact: lily@forster.co.uk or beatrice@apparelcoalition.org.

About the Sustainable Apparel Coalition:

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an independent and impact-creating organization that aims to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability based upon a joint approach for measuring, evaluating, and improving performance.

As a non-profit organization, it has members from across the apparel, footwear and textile sector, but exists independently outside any one company so that it can drive progress. The SAC’s collective action efforts bring more than 280 global brands, retailers, manufacturers, NGOs, academics and industry associations together. They represent about half of the apparel and footwear industry along the whole supply chain – from sustainability pioneers to organizations just getting started.

Before the SAC existed, companies worked in a siloed way, using their own programmes and measurements that lacked standardization and an ability to drive collective action. In 2009, Walmart and Patagonia identified this as a serious problem. Joining forces, they brought together peers and competitors from across the sector, to develop a universal approach to measuring sustainability performance and founded The Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

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