Academy - Bluesign

BLUESIGN® ACADEMY

Who we are

Our Purpose

The bluesign ACADEMY creates and manages the bluesign® CRITERIA; the reference for all bluesign assessments and certifications.

Our experts provide tailored seminars, webinars, and customized technical training to companies in the areas of environment, safety, and sustainability in the textile industry. Our purpose is to reduce the impact of textile supply chains upon the planet and its people.

bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERS strongly benefit from the bluesign® ACADEMY helpdesk and have access to regular webinars, our knowledge space, and our growing e-learning platform.

Our Services

Beside the benefits within a bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERSHIP we offer a range of additional services which may further boost any company’s sustainability program.

We are always open to discuss whether we can support you with services that are not in our standard portfolio. If you need tailor made training or expert advice for specific technical issues, please contact us. We can tailor a solution that meets your needs.


ACADEMY NEWS

News

Friday, February 16, 2024

bluesign CMR Solvent Phaseout Program

In a bid to enhance environmental performance and ensure consumer safety, we have launched a comprehensive phaseout program for critical solvents. Since its inception in September 2021, this initiative has gained traction among our system partner manufacturers, aiming to mitigate the adverse effects of hazardous substances.

News

Friday, January 26, 2024

EU PARLIAMENT ADOPTS LAW ON BANNING GREENWASHING

bluesign welcomed the news that the EU parliament has voted overwhelmingly for a new law banning greenwashing and misleading product information, putting a stop to generic and unsubstantiated environmental claims.

News

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

ECO-MODULATION IN FRANCE

Governments are increasingly legislating to improve circularity of material use in textile supply chains. France’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program is one such example.


VALUABLE SUSTAINABility KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY AND INDUSTRY

Our bluesign® ACADEMY experts

Dr. Daniel Waterkamp

PhD Chemical Engineering

Head of bluesign® ACADEMY

Daniel worked in a chemical lab for five years, and as an industrial service manager in Asia. He has been with Bluesign since 2015.

  • Product stewardship
  • Restricted substances management
  • Sustainable chemistry

Fabian walda

Dipl.ing. textile and clothing

Head of Sustainability Services

Fabian spent four years with an outdoor brand in restricted substance management and has been with Bluesign since 2012.

  • Impact assessments
  • Sustainability management and reporting
  • Sustainability tools

KATARZYNA ZAJAC

Master of Science

Katarzyna studied environmental geoscience and has been with Bluesign since 2013.

  • Consumer safety
  • Regulatory aspects

Niclette mbala

Master’s Degree in Education

Training Manager

Niclette worked in various fields and companies. The last few years, she decided to focus on learning management.

  • Educational management
  • Digital project management
  • Marketing and communication management

Dr. Jeff Yang

PhD Chemistry

Company Assessor

Jeff has worked for four years as a product development manager for coating materials before joining the textile chemical industry.

  • Textile chemistry and polymer chemistry
  • Sustainable chemistry
  • Restricted substance management

Our Technical Experts

DR. MAKEBA KAMPARA

DR. RER. NAT. BIOCHEMISTRY

Head of Technical Services

Makeba has over ten years of experience in the assessment of chemical products, hazard and risk assessments, and related manufacturing processes, in the context of chemical regulation and product certification.

  • Chemical regulation, labelling, SDS, REACH
  • Product stewardship, product safety
  • Ecotoxicology and environmental fate

Dr. Jimmy LEE

PhD Chemistry

Head of Textile Assessment Asia

Jimmy was a consultant providing consultancy services and technical support to textile, garment and plastic film manufacturers.

  • EHS audit
  • Sustainable textile processes
  • Chemical management

Arthur Ruan

B. Sc. Textile Chemistry

Company Assessor

Arthur has ten years of experience in product development for dyes and auxiliaries with a world-leading company.

  • Textile chemistry especially dyestuff
  • Regulations after China EHS, product/chemical safety
  • Product development
  • Product stewardship

KEVIN SAU

PhD Chemistry

Head of Chemical Company Service Asia

Kevin worked at a commercial testing institute for ten years and has extensive knowledge of restricted substances.

  • Textile chemistry
  • Consumer safety
  • Product stewardship

DR. MICHAL SABO
PhD Chemistry and Material Science

Head of Chemical Assessment

Michael spent seven years working for a private textile and automotive company, and two years in research and development with a chemical company.

  • Textile/materials chemistry and manufacturing
  • Assessment of chemical products and materials
  • On-site assessments
  • Process improvements

How to get a quote and book your desired service

  • Contact us via email academy@bluesign.com with an outline of your needs
  • Schedule a meeting with a bluesign ACADEMY technical expert for a service introduction and a discussion on your specific requirements
  • Receive a defined scope of work and formal quotation
  • Upon signature of the agreement, the ACADEMY will assist you in reducing the impact of your textile supply chains upon the planet and its people

SHARED KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION

At the bluesign® ACADEMY, we collect know-how from all of the areas of expertise in the textile production and delivery chain. We look beyond the horizon to learn from other industries. By observing new developments and trends, we prepare solutions for the future. We network with experts in the science, research and business sectors, and maintain an active exchange with our stakeholders.