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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Bluesign CEO Departs for New Role at SGS Group

Jill Dumain, CEO of sustainability service provider bluesign technologies ag, stepped down effective June 1

Dumain had been in her position since January 2017, only the second CEO to hold the position and has been a strong advocate and supporter of Bluesign since its inception in 2000. As a former Patagonia executive, Dumain was an early adopter of the bluesign SYSTEM and paved the way for Patagonia to be the first brand member. She was also the Chairwoman of Bluesign’s Advisory Board from 2011-2017.

Dumain will be stepping into the role of Global Vice President of Sustainability Solutions for SGS, a role that provides her the flexibility to work from California. Her position at SGS is an opportunity to shape the next steps for a leading company in the realm of sustainability and to stay connected to Bluesign.

Dumain’s successor, Daniel Rufenacht, has 25 years of experience in corporate sustainability, institutional marketing, and public relations, working for the public and private sectors. He spent 10 years as executive director at textile company, Switcher transforming it from a traditional clothing company into a recognized, sustainable brand.

He joins bluesign technologies ag from SGS Group, of which Bluesign is a member. Rufenacht previously served as group vice president, Corporate Communications and Sustainability, where he oversaw the sustainability management system, the global sustainability programs, brand and communications, digital and online marketing as well as the annual reporting cycle.

The bluesign SYSTEM is the solution for sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances from the manufacturing process, and it sets and controls standards for environmentally friendly and safe production.

SGS is an inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

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