Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee provides AAFA members a forum to discuss proper environmental stewardship and sustainability best practices for the industry.

"The Environmental Committee has taken a strong and visible role in educating the industry on restricted substance lists and chemical management systems and in providing information on best practices. For companies interested in environmental sustainability, it is a critically important forum.  It is the group's responsibility to ensure member companies are apprised of environmental legislative and regulatory developments which could impact their global operations and to educate policymakers on the group's efforts to be responsible environmental stewards and minimize pollution".

-- John Eapen, Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety, American & Efird
Former Committee Chairman

Committee Leadership

Emily Gigot, Chair
Social Responsibility Specialist, SanMar

Jimmy Summers, Vice Chair
Vice President - Environmental, Health and Safety/Sustainability, American & Efird LLC

Committee Members

View Committee Roster

Staff Liaison

Kristen Kern

Related Events

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Sep. 27, 2018 09:30 AM

AAFA Footwear Workshop

Global issues are on the rise. Meet us in Lawrence, MA to discuss footwear issues that are essential for safety and compliance.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Lawrence, MA

9/27/2018 9:30:00 AM

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Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2018

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA

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Government Relations Committee October Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar


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Oct. 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Vietnam: Product Safety & Compliance Conference 2018

AAFA is returning to The Reverie, bringing together industry leaders to discuss key topics for factories and suppliers in Vietnam.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10/18/2018 8:00:00 AM

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Executive Think Tank in Hong Kong

AAFA returns to Hong Kong to convene industry leaders taking on complex and fast-paced demands of an industry in transition.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event


10/24/2018 8:30:00 AM