Hau plans, conducts and manages chain-of-custody (i.e. supply chain) audits within the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for Preferred by Nature clients in Vietnam.
Consumers can drive the supply chain to a greater level of sustainability by making responsible choices with environmentally friendly products. The sustainable certification schemes are the bridge that enables the producers to meet consumers’ demand and translates the improvement on the field onto the products in the stores. I’m proud to be a part of the wholeness that witnesses, verifies and delivers the messages to the consumers through the certification process. And I very much believe that Preferred by Nature is the shared home to those with identical values to work for nature.
Hau started his career in 2008 with international NGOs and over time, he became more involved in the pulp and paper and furniture sectors as well as certification schemes, auditing, supply chain, local and international forest laws and regulations, Due Diligence Systems across Vietnam and Thailand.
He has had experience working with suppliers having completed hundreds of field visits to the mills (wood chip, pulp and paper, packaging, furniture factories and plantation) to assess and provide training to ensure the suppliers/groups are in compliance with Due Diligence System and Chain-of-Custody requirements.
Hau graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environment and natural resource management from the University of Agriculture and Forestry of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has completed accredited FSC and PEFC courses.
Hau joined Preferred by Nature in Nov 2020.
- FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody auditing
- PEFC and FSC CoC technical support/expertise
- Due Diligence System, EUTR (VPA)
- Languages spoken: Vietnamese and English