Sustainability Basics for Nonwovens Professionals - What to expect

Are you looking for basic and comprehensive information about sustainability in the nonwovens field? If so, this course is tailored for you.

This course offers: 

  • 1 module of 1.5 hours from 14.00 to 15.30 CET
  • An opportunity to learn about basic sustainability concepts and tools being used to measure and communicate the sustainability journey of your company.
  • An online platform to meet and network with fellow professionals in the nonwovens industry.
  • A good introduction if you are new to the sustainability journey of your company, or you need a starting point to engage in environmental activities.

The following topics are covered: 

  • substances of interest
  • bioplastics
  • recycled plastic
  • LCA’s
  • carbon footprint
  • green claims

The course also comprises a brief introduction to the history of sustainability and the upcoming sustainability legislation in Europe. 


Sustainability Basics for Nonwovens Professionals  - Practical info & Registration

Online Training

5 December 2023

€115 excl. VAT - EDANA Member

€155 excl. VAT - Non-Member



For any questions please contact
Anaëlle Schütz

Sustainability Basics for Nonwovens Professionals  - Training team


Gil Stevens is the External Relations and Sustainability Director for EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since March 2018.

With a Master’s Degree in Product Development and in Environmental Science, Gil started his career as product engineer in the building industry. Pursuing his passion for sustainability, Gil joined the Cradle to Cradle Platform in 2012, where he has been guiding companies in different sectors, such as textiles, cleaning agents, building, office equipment towards the integration of C2C and preparing them for a circular economy. As sustainability coach at Sustenuto, Gil supported organisations in developing and implementing a sustainability strategy. At the beverage group Spadel, Gil’s responsibilities included the coordination of local CSR representatives at the various European sites and external CSR communication. During his career, Gil also concluded an Executive MBA programme at the Antwerp Management School.

Gil currently has responsibility for managing sustainability and maintaining external relations for EDANA. He manages several of the association’s Working Groups including the Circular Economy WG, Sustainability WG, Construction WG and the Communication & Advocacy SG.


Marta Roche Díez is the Sustainability and Technical Affairs Manager for EDANA, the leading global association advocating the benefits of nonwovens for society, a position she has held since January 2022.

Based in Brussels, Marta manages EDANA’s sustainability and technical affairs work across all nonwovens applications. This includes updating the Nonwovens Standard Procedures, as well as supporting the development of international standards – both ISO and CEN – including technical work as necessary. This work is key, as standards provide a reference point for the nonwovens industry and help to ensure fair trade.

Prior to joining EDANA, Marta spent four years in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, primarily dealing with homecare products. There she gained experience in product development, consumer understanding, and packaging technology. Having originally studied environmental science, Marta is currently finalizing a second master’s degree in Sustainability and CSR.