Webinar: China’s Green Agenda in the Manufacturing Sector

Tuesday, December 5th - 10:00AM ET/3:00PM GMT

An environmental crackdown has swept through China. Initiated in 2016, this movement aimed to enforce a tightened environmental discharging standard for manufacturers by launching frequent large-scale governmental inspections. As a result, tens of thousands of factories have either been shut down or faced heavy monetary penalty due to failure in implementing minimum environmental control measures in order to meet applicable regulation requirements. China’s environmental regulations are frequently updated. In addition to complying with national standards, factories must also respect local and sector standards which are even more stringent. While the regulations and factory violation records are often available on Chinese websites, there are growing concerns among global brands & retailers who consider China as their main sourcing destination. Due to the complexity of global supply chain management, it is a great challenge for companies to ensure environmental due diligence is vigorously performed by their direct and tier suppliers in order to minimise the potential business risk and disruption to their supply chains. In this webinar, we will look closer at the Chinese government’s green agenda and discuss the following topics:

  • Chinese environmental crackdown in summary and future green agenda
  • Environmental regulation updates and trends 
  • Sector-specific case study: electronics & textile
  • How suppliers can best prepare and respond to the government environmental inspections

Speakers 

Candy Yang

Senior Environmental Consultant, Green Initiative, Intertek China

Ms. Candy Yang has more than 10 years’ experience in environmental consulting and management. Her focus is on water, air, noise monitoring, environmental impact assessment (EIA), IPO environmental compliance audit, green supply chain audit & management as well as in-house environmental compliance management including procedures/standards/policies developing, risk analysis, controls and training.

As a Senior Environmental Consultant as well as EIA engineer & CCAA registered ISO14001 environmental management system auditor, Candy is familiar with national and local environmental legislation as well as environmental laws and regulations. 

Jasmine Zhang

Deputy Manager, Green Initiative, Intertek China

With more than 10 years of  textile industry eco service experience, Jasmine is leading the China Green Initiative team, an environmental center of expertise within Intertek that provides sustainable solutions to the supply chain of brands and retailers. The team helps clients reduce environmental impact  resulting from manufacturing, including restricted harmful substance analysis, pollution analysis, factory audit, life cycle assessment and environmental product labeling.  Jasmine also has hands on experience in LCA modelling, carbon footprinting & labelling for textile products. She was the very first employee of TESTEX in China which is the secretariat of Oeko-Tex association which is the issuer of Oeke-Tex Standard 100 the textile ecological standard.

Her passion and focus on textile eco solutions has resulted in publication of more than 10 articles on: Restricted harmful substance analysis in textiles, synthetic leathers and leather products, corporate GHG management and life cycle assessment.