Event Info:

  • Mon 30 May, 2022
  • 15:00
  • Zoom
  • EuroCham Event


EuroCham Cambodia, in collaboration with SGSControl Union, and Bureau Vertias, is pleased to invite you to an interactive webinar on Environmental Certifications for Factories on Monday 30th May from 15:00-16:30 (GMT +7).

Certifications are an essential piece to helping factories boost their standards and implement sustainable operations. They also help ensure that factories stay compliant with the law.

Issues surrounding sustainable practices are a hot topic, and there are several concerns to address in Cambodia. This webinar will dig deeper into practical issues companies are facing such as a lack of awareness about recycling practices, Higg Index practicalities, and the advantages of ISO certification.

Environmental certifications are experiencing unprecedented demand and this webinar will provide key information surrounding the certifications and how to obtain them.

Factories will learn which certifications are available and be connected to key actors in the sector. The webinar will also outline the requirements needed to be certified and discuss the use of data management systems within the sector.

The webinar will consist of a presentation from Mr. Dilum Wijenayaka, General Manager at Control Union on recycling certifications. Ms. Sarah Kolbenstetter, founder of Little Green Spark and zero waste and eco consultant, will present a case study on waste management. Following the presentations, an extensive Q&A session will be held with the audience.

A representative from SGS will also present on sustainability and ISO. A representative from BV will also present on HIGG verification.

Webinar Details:

  • Via: Zoom Webinar Platform
  • Date: Monday 30th May 2022
  • Time: 15:00 PM- 16:30 PM (GMT +7) 
  • Free of Charge 

About Our Panelist

Ms. Sarah Kolbenstetter, Founder of Littel Green Spark and Zero-waste Consultant 
Sarah Kolbenstetter is the founder of Little Green Spark, an environmental consulting company based in Phnom Penh which specializes in waste reduction and improved waste management, also known as Zero Waste. The objective of Little Green Spark is to contribute to the reduction and better waste management by businesses and organizations working in Cambodia.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations & Politics from the University of Sussex (UK) and a Master’s degree in International Development from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Before moving to Cambodia in 2020, she worked in the development sector in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

While Sarah had always been passionate about environmental issues, the idea of Little Green Spark came to her when she first got acquainted with the Zero waste movement in early 2018 in Senegal. Having observed the critical waste situation in Cambodia, she decided to become part of the solution by founding Little Green Spark

Mrs. Lina Vo, Analytical and sustainability services-Eastern District SEA at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services. (Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Philippines.)
Lina Vo has over 10 years of experience in consumer product testing and product safety management as well as sustainability sector of the consumer product industry (textile- apparel, leather- footwear, hard goods, toy, and E&E). Her expertise lies in environment management (Higg Index, BEPI), chemical management (ZDHC), quality management (ISO 17025), laboratory operation and product safety risk management.

Mr. Terachai Yaoprukchai, Trainer and Auditor at SGS Academy 
Mr. Terachai has 15 years of experience as a management system auditor, specializing in quality management systems for basic metal, fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment, and rubber and plastic products. He also has knowledge in environmental management systems such as pollution prevention and recycling technologies, as well as factory and building safety and energy management.

Mr. Dilum Wijenayaka, General Manager for Control Union (Cambodia) Co. Ltd
Dilum Wijenayaka is currently the General Manager for Control Union (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. which is a certification body based in Phnom Penh and headquartered in the Netherlands. Control Union Cambodia provides inspections and certifications services for a range of industries including textile, agriculture and food processing. Dilum has over 7 years experience in the inspections and certifications sector. He started his career as an Organic Auditor with Control Union. Dilum also holds a BSc. Degree in Agriculture from University of Peradeniya, SriLanka

Our Moderator

Mr. Massimiliano Tropeano | Sustainability and Garment Expert

Massimiliano Tropeano moved to India 20 years ago, successfully heading 3 buying offices for major Italian brands with responsibilities in buying, sourcing, production, quality, merchandising, CSR, etc. passing through hard goods and children care items, including sourcing in markets like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Moved to Cambodia in 2016 with a major German retail chain, Massimiliano recently joined the EuroCham as an integrated Expert of GIZ Fabric Project, where he is trying to bridge the gap between private enterprises and development world, bringing them together to a further level of cooperation and sustainability.