Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing Best PracticesContains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 04/26/2016
Understanding the environmental footprint of promotional products is essential to having a truly environmentally sustainable business. In this session we will delve into sustainable manufacturing processes and how these processes impact at the footprint left behind by a product centric industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.
Join Mark Trotzuk for this session about environmentally responsible manufacturing best practices. Understanding the environmental footprint of promotional products is essential to having a truly environmentally sustainable business. In this session we will delve into sustainable manufacturing processes and how these processes impact a the footprint left behind by at product centric industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.
Recommended Pre-Requisite: Going Green and FTC Guide Updates
Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Mark Trotzuk is both the founder and chief operating officer of Boardroom -Eco Apparel, a clothing design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Mark holds an economics/agriculture degree from The University of British Columbia and after playing one season of professional Hockey in Germany, returned to Canada in 1989 and was employed by The Royal Bank as a financial risk advisor for Agricultural and Corporate Real-estate Loans.
In 1996, Mark's wanted to get involved in something that allowed him to be more creative and he opened a Clothing Design and Manufacturing Business called “Boardroom Custom Clothing" which is now in its 14thyear of operation. In 2005, shortly after his daughter Rio Raine was born, Mark initiated a big change in operations and product development at Boardroom by launching ECO-Apparel (ecoapparel.ca); a clothing brand made exclusively from environmentally friendly materials that is committed to environment, health, and safety at every level of manufacturing; from raw materials to distribution.
In April of 2008, Mark's passion for the environment brought him the opportunity to train with Al Gore as a presenter for The Climate Project; a Canadian initiative to increase awareness of Global Warming and Climate Change. Mark is also an “Ambassador" for the David Suzuki Foundation where Mark delivers interactive workshops to workplaces interested in greening their business.
Mark continues to take his Eco Apparel business to a whole new level; expanding sales to established international corporations and government partners; opened a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot factory, showroom and distribution center in East Vancouver; launched a Woman's Boutique Apparel Collection “Echo Rain"; was one of the first companies to join “blue sign – technologies" as a Brand Member (bluesign.com); joined 1% For The Planet (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org); and owns the American and Canadian Trade Marks for the brand “eco" for “class 25" apparel category.
Rethinking Green: Distributor Best Practices For Environmentally Responsible SourcingContains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 04/12/2016
This webinar provides practical steps and how-to guides for distributors to source responsibly as it relates to environmental responsibility. Find out what it means to be green and what questions to ask clients and suppliers. See the impact our industry has on the environment and what can be done to improve the footprint left behind by our products.This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.
Join Denise Taschereau for this webinar on rethinking green. This session provides practical steps and how-to guides for distributors to source responsibly as it relates to environmental responsibility. Find out what it means to be green and what questions to ask clients and suppliers. See the impact our industry has on the environment and what can be done to improve the footprint left behind by our products.This course is a required element of the Product Safety Aware program.
Recommended Pre-Requisites: Going Green and FTC Guide Updates
CEO and cofounder of Fairware
Denise Taschereau is CEO and cofounder of Fairware in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she is responsible for business development and product sourcing as well as Fairware's ethical sourcing and sustainability programs.
The idea to launch Fairware came to Denise when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired.
Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the director of sustainability and community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada's largest outdoor retailer. At MEC, she oversaw the national environmental programs, community grant-making and ethical sourcing programs, and wrote the company's award-winning, first Sustainability Report.Denise is a member of the PPAI (Promotional Products Association International) Green Product Task Force, and a board member of the Green Meeting Industry Council
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