Webinar: Sourcing with Sustainability

16th Apr 2021

16:00 - 17:00 (Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)

Webinar on ZOOM platform


Mr.Olaf Dechow – Otto Group

Ms.Juliane Lemcke – SIPPO expert


Sustainable Sourcing is the integration of social, ethical and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting suppliers. Join Webinar with us at the #VietnamFurnitureMatchingWeek (VFMW) 2021 will address the following questions with a view facilitating the growth of Vietnam furniture exports to the EU market with participation in two speakers:

1. Mr.Olaf Dechow – Otto Group

He is an engineer for technical environmental protection, studied at Technical University Berlin

Senior Project Manager Materials & Circularity in Sustainability Management (since 1992)

and Waste Management Officer (since 1996) for Otto Group

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Sustainability & Packaging
  • Sustainability & Furniture
  • Sustainability & catalogue paper/FSC/sustainable forest management
  • Environmental issues in trade
  • Association work
  • Environmental Law
  • Waste Management Officer
  • Specialised in electronic waste (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, Batteries Act, Packaging Ac

2.​​​ Juliane Lemcke – SIPPO expert

Juliane is a senior expert in the timber and forest industry with international experience in import promotion strategies, strategic leadership in gaining market access, legal compliance, certification and traceability schemes, responsible sourcing policies, market intelligence, due diligence regulations, national and international markets, cooperation strategies for business support organizations and training and guidance in above mentioned fields. She holds an MSc in Wood Science & Technology and has an industry background in import and export.  

She is passionate about the intersection between sustainability and business and works to bring credibility, visibility, and continuous improvement to timber organizations on the path to sustainability.