Dr. Huantian Cao serves on the AAFA Environmental Committee, which provides a forum for apparel, footwear, and textile executives; labs and testing companies, and other solution providers to discuss proper environmental stewardship and best practices. The committee has presented numerous domestic and international seminars on restricted substances and environmental auditing best practices, and is now tracking new regulatory and legislative developments in China, Europe, the United States and elsewhere. Several of our students have attended the committee's meetings with some presenting their research to the committee's members.
Dr. Marsha Dickson serves on the AAFA Social Responsibility Committee, which identifies and studies global social responsibility issues and trends that affect the U.S. apparel and footwear industry and disseminates that information to committee members. The committee meets regularly to discuss these issues, share best practices and, when necessary, develop the industry's plan of action in response to specific issues. Recently, Dr. Dickson presented her research on company disclosures under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act to the committee.