Lydia Lin graduated from Donghua University, Shanghai, China, with a master degree.
Lydia has been engaged in the hazardous chemical control among apparel, textile and footwear supply chain for about 15 years. She is currently the Asia Director of ZDHC Foundation who is in charge of the implementation of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme (ZDHC) in Asia. Previously, she joined C&A in year 2012 to implement the C&A commitment to the Joint Roadmap towards Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals through its supply chain by 2020, responsible for the implementation in Far East area. She was also a department manager and programme manager in charge of chemical/textile industry hazardous chemicals testing/certification in a leading 3rd party testing lab before she joined C&A.
15:45 – The Tanners’ Response: Driving Industry Change- The Tannery of the Future; Panel Discussion
In 2011, the ZDHC Programme was formed to reduce and eliminate the discharge of hazardous chemicals for all products and all pathways in the textile, leather and textile value chains. Regarding the tannery of the future, the industry should use ZDHC MRSL conform chemicals, ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines for discharged wastewater and establish chemical management systems on site to make sure continuous ZDHC fulfilment.