Dr. Rubana Huq elected as supplier representative in Steering Committee of UNFCCC Fashion Charter for Climate Action

BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Huq has been elected as the supplier representative at the Steering Committee of the Fashion Charter UNFCCC Fashion Charter for Climate Action for 2021-2022 for her continuous support and commitment to climate action.

As a steering committee member of this high-level board representing global fashion suppliers, Dr. Huq will be supporting the manufacturers toward meaningful actions across the world.

The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action was launched at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in December 2018 with an aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

BGMEA signed the charter as a supporting organization back in 2019 with a commitment to support this global initiative and was actively engaged in all the global and national initiatives of this domain.

The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action goes beyond industry-wide commitments. Work under Fashion Charter for Climate Action is guided by its mission to drive the fashion industry to net-zero Greenhouse Gas emissions no later than 2050 in line with keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees. It also includes a target of 30% GHG emission reductions by 2030 and a commitment to analyze and set a decarbonization pathway for the fashion industry drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative.

The charter membership has grown to 117 brands, suppliers and retailers and 41 supporting organizations and it is steered by a committee composed of global sustainability leaders.

The plans of Working Groups will now be tailored to move from commitments to implementation and the newly formed Steering Committee will be crucial in helping prioritize and plan action-oriented projects from now to COP26 and beyond.

 The Fashion Charter Steering Committee is composed as below:

Fashion Industry Charter Steering Committee 2021 - 2022

Decarbonisation Pathway

Raw Materials




Policy Engagement

Financial Tools


Own and Operated Emissions

Promoting Broader Climate Action


Supplier representatives

Stefan Seidel,

Head of Corporate Sustainability,




Claire Bergkamp, COO,

Textile Exchange



Tracy Nilsson,

Senior Director, Global Environment, adidas



Pernilla Halldin, Public Affairs Lead, H&M Group



Shari Friedman,

Senior Climate Strategist/Acting Manager for Climate Business,


John Stokes,

Head of Global Sustainability,

New Balance


Hannah Phang,

Head of Marketing & Advocacy,


Dr. Rubana Huq,  President,


Jeremy Lardeau,

VP of Higg Index, Sustainable Apparel Coalition


Helen Crowley,

Head of Sustainable Sourcing & Nature Initiatives,



Matthew Guenther,

Sr. Manager Environmental Sustainability,

TAL Apparel Ltd


Erik Opsahl,

Director of Global Sustainability Policy, Government & Public Affairs,





Michelle Lai, Sustainability Manager,

Condé Nast


Catherine Chiu, General Manager, Crystal Group

Copyright © 2020, The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.
Version-2.0, Design & Developed by Systech Digital Limited.