Global Chemical Management, Emerging Chemicals Of Concern, And Best Practices: Product Responsibility Summit (Summit) 2023
Recorded On: 10/10/2023
|What happens regarding chemical regulation overseas can make its way to North America. Learn about current emerging chemicals of concern and be prepared for potential upcoming restrictions and requirements in a changing landscape. Hear how certifications can be helpful when verifying compliance in the supply chain and how they can potentially be a solution to verify compliance as well.
Ben Mead (Moderator)
Managing Director USA
Hohenstein Institute America
Ben Mead serves as the Managing Director of Hohenstein Institute America. In this role, he serves as the company’s liaison with government agencies, industry collaborations and trade associations. He also oversees OEKO-TEX® responsibilities for the U.S.
Prior to joining Hohenstein in 2014, Ben consulted with various brands and industry associations, including Textile Exchange and AFIRM. In those roles, Ben established partnerships with industry leaders and experts to increase industry engagement in green chemistry and sustainable textile processing.
While working for Nike, Ben helped develop a restricted substances program and was involved in the implementation of sustainable materials and water programs.
Ben holds degrees in Chemistry and Textile Chemistry from North Carolina State University and a certificate in Green Chemistry from the University of Washington.
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