Catherine Chiu, an expert with more than 20 years’ experience in textile and garment manufacturing, has overseen development of Crystal Group’s sustainability strategy and roadmap since 2008. Besides developing its five-year global sustainability targets, she is highly involved in sustainability projects in the Group’s factories in Asia, for example, she set up a low carbon manufacturing system and a female empowerment programme. To ensure transparency, she publishes the annual group Sustainability Report and disseminates best practices to various industry stakeholders.
“As a manufacturer, I would like to help drive process innovation, and not just product innovation in our industry, because it drives productivity, profitability and sustainability. This approach would help protect product integrity, production efficiency, employee welfare and the environment while adding value to our products and enhancing customer satisfaction.”