Jan Kees Vis, The Netherlands

Jan Kees Vis is the Global Director Sustainable Sourcing Development at Unilever.

Jan Kees Vis was trained as a chemist and received a PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysis in 1984.  He joined Unilever in 1985, in Research & Development.  For more than 10 years he worked on Environmental Life Cycle Analysis, Environmental Management Systems, environmental auditing, standard setting, training, reporting and preparation of policy proposals on environmental issues.

From 2001 to 2010, he was Global Supply Chain Director Sustainable Agriculture for Unilever. In 2010, his job title changed to Global Director Sustainable Sourcing Development, making him responsible for developing sustainability standards for all of Unilever’s raw and packaging materials purchases.

Jan Kees has been involved in, and holds or has held board positions in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform, Sustainable Food Laboratory and the Roundtable for Responsible Soy.

in cooperation with:
Lavera
FLO
DEG
ICRAF
Rapunzel
Soil and More
Rewe Group
WWF Deutschland
Serviceplan
DP-DHL
KRAFT FOODS
FiBL
NABU
RWE
BMZ
IFOAM
FSC
cscp
BfN
Danone
UTZ certified
Rainforest Alliance
brands and values
NürnbergMesse
DGCN
Naturland