Mark Starmanns

Associate Director, Sustainability Consulting – EMEA

Mark Starmanns is based in ELEVATE’s office in Zurich, where he is co-leading the Advisory EUROPE team. At ELEVATE Europe, he oversees projects mainly in the fast moving consumer goods and F&E sector. He is responsible for topics like sustainable supply chain strategy, traceability and living wages. In the last 15 years Mark has been leading and working on various projects on sustainable supply chains, human rights due diligence, living wages and public procurement.

Prior to ELEVATE, Mark worked at the University of Zurich and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy as a researcher. He has an M.A. in Geography (Political Science, City Planning) and received a PhD from the University of Cologne, in which he analysed CSR and Social Standards in the Textile industry. Mark is a HIGG BRM verifier. Mark teaches courses on social standards at fashion schools and is fluent in German and English.