Adam Brennan | C&A
Adam is the Unit Leader – Sustainable Chemical Management at C&A, based in Hong Kong, he specialises in environmental protection, chemical management and resource efficiency. He graduated out of Reading University in the UK with an MSc in Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Adam has worked in a consultancy, a brand and a manufacturer giving him a holistic understanding of environmental issues in the Asian supply chain. Adam spent 5 years at sporting goods brand PUMA based in Vietnam, where he was a key part of the PUMA.Safe Environmental Affairs team. He was primarily responsible for project managing PUMA’s unique and world’s first Environmental Profit & Loss (E P&L) account. He also managed a number of capacity building and technical assistance programs across the Asian supply chain, notably – SAVE – a cleaner production and resource efficiency program. Following this Adam joined Saitex as Sustainability Director of their Vietnam denim operations which included a cut and sew facility and laundry. Traditionally polluting activities became a pastime as new technology was introduced to create one of the world’s first closed loop laundry systems, along with being the first laundry to achieve BlueSign certification. At C&A, Adam is responsible for the Sustainable Chemical Management team whom works to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the global supply chain. He represents C&A at the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Brand Council and is an active member of both the Wastewater and Auditing focus areas along with Asian stakeholder activities.