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Committee for Sustainability

Chairman of the Committee Mrs. Pamela Ravasio, (CSR & Sustainability Manager, EOG)

Vice-Chair Ms. Marjorie Gass, (Policy Manager Nike Government and Public Affairs)

Vice-Chair Ms. Nicole Espey, (Secretary General, BSI)


Subsequent to a meeting in Brussels in July 2008 and some important political deliberations at FESI Board level, it was formally agreed to establish the Sustainability Committee, composed of representatives from both major sports companies and national federations as well as the European Outdoor Group (EOG).


To Committee was formed to address all EU related policies in the field of Environment and Sustainability; to influence and interact with all relevant stakeholders with the aim of furthering the interest of the sporting goods industry. In collaboration with suppliers, national federation and special groupings to gather and collate additional intelligence at national level in order to understand possible discrepancies and diversions from EU legislation.


The ultimate aim of the Sustainability Committee is to properly inform, educate and coach the sporting goods industry on new European legislation, through informationmeetings, and to keep the respective policy makers up to date with the sporting goods industry’s specific requirements.

FESI is a recognised partner at EU level, e.g. through:
  • European Commission, DG GROW,;
  • European Commission, DG ENVI, Environmental footprinting working group;
  • European Commission, DG DEVCO, EU Garment Flagship initiative expert group;
  • European Chemical Agency, Clothing sector working group;
  • European Parliament Internal Market Committee;
  • European Parliament Environmental Committee;