Established in May 2017, FTA’s partnership with the Environmental Health and Safety Centre+ (EHS+) of Nanjing University and the EHS Centry of Lignan College of Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) draws on our respective areas of expertise for mutual benefit.
Both universities share our belief in the power of improving the social, environmental and business performance of supply chains through purchasing decisions and business relationships. By helping suppliers and producers pursue responsible business development, we can extend sustainable practices throughout all tiers of supply chains.
FTA provides the EHS Centres with access to relevant data to produce research that supports our common objectives; namely raising sustainability awareness and meeting the principles of national laws and regulations, international conventions and global market-driven requirements. We will jointly support training and improvement at producer level to meet those requirements, which are aptly covered through the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) systems.
To maximise the reach of our joint endeavours, we will also seek to utilise our strong network of business, academia and governmental and non-governmental institutions in China, South Asia and the Indian sub-continent.
About Nanjing University
Founded in 1902, Nanjing University, located in the eastern-central province of Jiangsu, is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in China. With the motto of 'Sincerity with Aspiration, Perseverance with Integrity,' Najning University carries the spirit of constant striving for educational and academic excellence.
The EHS+ Center of Nanjing University’s goal is to increase the number of qualified Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) managers, transform the manufacturing sector and improve employees’ and communities’ well-being and health.
About Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural centre and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. With five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals, the University is striving to become a world-class university and global center of learning.
The EHS Centry of Lignan College of Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) aims to help companies across Guangdong achieve the ambitious environmental, health and safety targets, by increasing local and regional Chinese capacity to establish – and implement – international best practices in EHS management.