London, June 20, 2017
The Anthesis Group, a leading global sustainability services and solutions provider, has today announced the appointment of Susan Harris as Process and Resource Efficiency Technical Director, based in their London office.
Harris has over fifteen years’ experience in helping organizations manage sustainability risk and maximize opportunities. She has worked with many retailers and brands to help them identify and reduce their environmental impacts, embed sustainability in design and production, and support supply chain improvements. Susan’s role within the business will be to lead on and strengthen the existing capabilities across the Anthesis Group in relation to both the apparel and built environment sectors. Both of these markets have a substantial focus on developing resilient and effective supply chains that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Susan is Chair of the prestigious RSA Sustainability Network, which brings together 400 fellows from across sectors to collaborate and share best practice. She is also part of more sector-specialist groups, including the Advisory Board of The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, and the Business Leaders Forum, a learning network for senior sustainability professionals in the clothing and textiles sector.
Susan’s vast and diverse project experiences to date include advising the Natural History Museum on how to incorporate sustainability into procurement of construction and refurbishment works; working on London Underground’s proof of concept for lower carbon, lower cost on their Camden Town Station improvement program providing assessment and gap analysis around sustainable procurement criteria; and developing WRAP’s SCAP 2020 Commitment which sees leading organizations from across the UK apparel sector working together to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing.
With a focus on resource efficiency, supply chain sustainability and engagement, Susan has a wealth of experience in successfully helping organizations embed sustainability within their systems and processes to deliver real change. Harris said, “I am delighted to be joining Anthesis; having worked with members of the Anthesis team for many years, I commend their technical knowledge and business-focused approach. I look forward to working with the team as we continue to provide clients across sectors with innovative, commercially-driven solutions that work on the ground.”
Stuart McLachlan, Group Chief Executive commented, “As environmental, social and economic interests converge under the banner of sustainability, we see our clients need to build coherent positions across a range of supply chain and resource efficiency issues. To have Susan join Anthesis, vastly experienced and a renowned leader across markets, will further strengthen our leadership position in the built environment and apparel sectors locally and globally”.
Anthesis has clients across diverse industry sectors, and a strong track record of delivering innovative projects for organizations including AkzoNobel, Kingfisher, Network Rail, Tesco, Target and a range of global clothing brands, retailers and manufacturers. Anthesis are also members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and are working with them to develop tools and services to complement the Higg Index suite of tools, including adoption and advanced analytics services.
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