ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Global public health organization NSF International has appointed Christine York as Program Manager for NSF’s textiles sustainability program. York’s experience in sustainability initiatives at global textile, apparel and footwear organizations advances NSF’s commitment to bring innovative sustainability solutions to the textile industry.

In the new role, York will lead the continued growth of NSF’s textile and apparel services, expanding services into new markets and bringing innovative solutions and exemplary customer service to the industry.

Prior to joining NSF International, York worked at Wolverine Worldwide and Nike, educating and advising brands on sustainability practices, corporate social compliance requirements and related regulatory compliance requirements throughout their supply chains. She was also a representative member for Nike in the Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA) Sustainability Working Group, contributing to the development and launch of the Higg Index – a suite of tools that allows organizations in the apparel, footwear and textile industries to measure and score a company’s or product’s sustainability performance.

“Christine brings many years of industry-specific textile expertise to NSF International’s sustainability division, including having spearheaded several innovative sustainability programs for major brands. I am confident she has the breadth of experience and passion to help us rapidly expand our sustainable textile certification and safer chemistry services to meet our customers’ changing market expectations and advance our public health mission,” said Jenny Oorbeck, General Manager of Sustainability at NSF International.

For more information on NSF International’s sustainability services, please visit www.nsfsustainability.org.

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In 2019, NSF International is celebrating 75 years of protecting and improving human health. The independent, global organization facilitates standards development, and tests, audits and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences, sustainability and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. With operations in more than 175 countries, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.