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.