Louise Nicholls

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"Louise heads the Food sustainability team at Marks and Spencer. She deals with issues as diverse as sustainable fish sourcing, labour standards in factories, animal welfare, food miles, genetic modification, fair trade and climate change. With over twenty years’ experience in the field of sustainability her previous roles include Raw material procurement, establishing M&S leading ethical trade programme. She was also part of the small team that developed M&S Plan A, an award winning sustainability plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues. Louise was a board member of the Ethical Trading Initiative between 2004-2007 and has sat on Sedex board since its inception. Louise also chairs the Sedex Associate Auditor Group and is a Board director of Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP). A key part of her role is interaction with a wide range of stakeholders and suppliers. In the last 12 months she has travelled to America, India, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Peru and Europe meeting with over 1000 suppliers and local stakeholders to understand their issues and perspectives. - See more at: http://www.sedexglobal.com/about-sedex/corporategovernance/members-of-the-board/#sthash.XZjodDPi.dpuf"[1]


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  1. Board, Sedex, accessed May 23, 2015.