Interview: Dr. Christina Raab
March 27. 2018
Christina Raab is globally responsible for the implementation and strategic regionalisation of the ZDHC activities - including the establishment and leadership of the Implementation HUB to enable improvements and innovation at scale and accelerate impact along the value chain.
How viewing the value chain from the perspective of chemicals management / sustainable chemistry can significantly drive transparency in the industry.
+ Why is Transparency relevant?
Transparency is a basis for accountability and trust of each stakeholder along the value chain. Additionally, transparency spurs innovation.
+ What do you want the audience to take from your presentation?
That they feel inspired and encouraged to continue the often-challenging work of creating transparency in their own supply chains.
+ What company outside of the apparel industry is doing a good job in regards to Transparency?
It seems that Tiffany & Co is making good progress regarding the provenance of their raw materials, giving the intransparent diamond and metal supply chains
+ What person in the apparel industry do you consider inspiring?
Since this edition of Transformers takes place in the Benelux: Bruno Pieters and his company Honest By - combining 100% transparency on supply chain and pricing with creative fashion design.
+ What book about Transparency should the audience read?
Taking “radical transparency” to a company culture, the book Principles by Ray Dalio.
[Please note - these are personal comments and not views by or reflecting the ZDHC Foundation]