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“The SFA online training empowered our staff by creating critical awareness, inspiring them, and helping them think with new perspective from ‘outside the box’. Because of this training, our team started brainstorming new ideas and creating new and sustainable business opportunities. Once you have a clear vision and direction for your sustainability goals, you need to determine what to focus on—  to make sure your company can get there. Long-term sustainable success requires a holistic view of your business and understanding how all parts interact so your value chains are sustainable long-term. Collaborating with all stakeholders in the ecosystem and getting everyone on board is crucial. You can’t create this change by yourself.” - Elin Larsson, Sustainability Director & Management Team at Filippa K 

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SFA’s training met one of our primary environmental strategy goals— specifically, to educate ourselves and develop vital awareness and knowledge about sustainability in the textile industry, so that we could more effectively work towards Inditex-Oysho’s sustainability goals. We took SFA’s online Sustainability Fundamentals course and are very pleased with the results.  The well thoughtful structure of the course, the robust content, the expert videos, the cases and many practical learnings to take from them— provided us with a great overview of our challenges while enabling us to lead our sustainability initiatives from a much stronger position.” - Chisco García, Manager of Sourcing & Sustainability at INDITEXOYSHO

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“Commitment to sustainability has always been high among KappAhl’s coworkers, but we were surprised by the huge interest and impact generated among our coworkers following SFA ’s sustainability fundamentals online course and training. Even the most heavy topics and elements of the training, such as chemical use, were greatly appreciated. We see renewed interest in and motivation to work with specific sustainability practices. Over 100 purchasing department and production office coworkers at KappAhl are now working effectively to meet KappAhl’s goals.” - Eva Kindgren de Boer, Sustainability Manager at KappAhl

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“Since its inception, SFA has provided H&M with the knowledge and tools needed to integrate sustainability performance into our core business. Now that SFA is going online, we will be able to work more closely with SFA’s team to accelerate our progress, while at the same time supporting a platform that gives back to the entire industry.”

Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability, H&M

SFA’s Sustainability Fundamentals course provided the perfect foundation and structure for driving internal conversations and actions at Peak Performance. I gathered my team on a regular basis to review the course material and complete the assignments. I also used the course material and meetings as tools to develop our sustainability strategy and create action plans for different functions within the company. Without The Sustainability Fundamentals course, this process would have taken a significantly longer time.” - Åsa Andersson, CSR & Quality Manager at Peak Performance 

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“It was a great opportunity for us to participate in the SFA program! Most important was the inspiration and enthusiasm that we felt during and after the course when sharing the knowledge and experience with our business colleagues. A wide spectra of lectures created a good info foundation for us when we set sails for our Swapstories project.  Sustainability is surely a complex issue, but we learned there are many - and many more - ways to keep on working.” - Helena Emanuelsson, Product Developer and Jacob von Matern, Hardware Designer, Haglöfs

“The companies who comprise the Fenix Outdoor Group aspire to be leaders in sustainability. For us this means being innovators in all our segments, constantly improving, demonstrating new solutions, and finding better ways to move forward. Our partnership with SFA is essential for ensuring our sustainability investments drive innovations and new processes.”  - Martin Axelhed, vVD Fenix, VD Fjällräven

“As Sustainability Manager in Supply Chain for Footwear at INDITEX, I oversee the improvement and monitoring of social, environmental, and health and safety of product conditions in our supply chain, including all footwear factories of the Inditex Group and the bag manufacturers for Zara. At Inditex, we needed to develop a common language and increased awareness about sustainability in the fashion industry. The SFA training and online course achieved this, and it also enabled us to focus on the specific challenges we faced and their needed solutions. Our experience with SFA was positive— the training was convenient, relevant, tailored to our needs, and enabled us to move forward with clear and positive actions with focus.” - Alejandro Pertusa, Sustainability Manager in Supply Chain for Footwear at Inditex

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H&M partnered with SFA for a staff-engagement sustainability training programme that centred on sustainability information, education and activation. Our goal was to build knowledge, understanding and commitment among our staff, particularly among colleagues whose decisions had a significant impact on sustainable practices. Though the task was rather challenging, since supply chain processes and decisions, for example, can be very complicated, all course participants were able to quickly and effectively apply and integrate sustainability into key decisions and daily tasks, and the response among the hundreds of colleagues that took SFA’s Sustainability training was very positive.” - Alexander Von Aufschnaiter, Sustainability Business Expert at H&M Hennes & Mauritz

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“I warmly recommend SFA’s Sustainability Fundamentals course. The scope of the course - from fibre development to the end of a product’s first life - provided practical insights crucial for integrating sustainability into my daily work.” 

Fadila el Alaoui, Sourcing Assistant, Filippa K

“As a Designer, I feel that I have a lot of responsibility to make better choices and that my choices can create a large impact, so getting all the information about sustainability is important to me. I thoroughly enjoyed SFA’s sustainability fundamentals course and felt that they had taken the time to pull together unique content that directly spoke to impacts I could make as well as inspiring initiatives outside of my realm.” - Ariel Bishop, Designer at Athleta

SFA courses are excellent tools that provide our staff with the necessary competence to integrate sustainability performance into our daily business decisions, a necessity to reach our ambitious sustainability goals. As a result, we have a growing base of sustainability ambassadors considering these complex matters, and spreading knowledge both in and outside our company. Sustainability truly is a team sport.” - Eva Mullins, Sustainability Manager at Haglöfs