David Uricoli is the Founder and President of UCI and has been a leader in the corporate social responsibility industry for over twenty eight years. “I proudly started at Polo Ralph Lauren in 1988 just as the company was expanding product and starting new brands. I became a leader in their product development and sourcing efforts.” With extensive product and sourcing knowledge that includes facility analysis, as well as product development, product engineering, and production management, David developed the Global Human Rights Compliance department which grew into the Global Citizenship department. The department became the company’s compass for their ethical and socially responsible global production ecosystems.
David has collaborated with an extensive network of internal corporate departments, from designers through supply chain, and externally with experts, advocates, investors, suppliers, and manufacturers to establish best practices, immediate and long-term goals, and the pathways to achieve them. His leadership of goal development includes vendor management goals, production metrics, material traceability, and circular targets. From material traceability and certifications to global citizenship and human rights initiatives, I not only positioned the company as a pioneer of ethical sourcing, production, and labor, but also influenced changes and advances across the global apparel industry by strengthening relationships, forging trust, and building understanding to drive progresses and results as a partner in change.AFFLIATIONS and CONSULTING
GHERZI USA:I have joined the esteemed group of Gherzi consultants specializing in CSR at Gherzi-USA, the US-based management consulting arm of Gherzi Textile Organization. I will be working with the world’s best experts on everything textiles and due diigence. Have a look and I am most proud of the amazing professionals on the Gherzi USA team I will be working with directly. I bet that you may already know some of them. www.gherzi-usa.comAs a Gherzi Textile Consultant, I will continue the services I provide in corporate responsibility, social compliance, responsible sourcing and onboarding, remediation, and traceability due diligence as well CBP’s UFLPA regulations and CTPAT programs within apparel, accessories, and footwear supply chains.FONTHEIM INTERNATIONAL, LLC :Senior Advisor (2021): Fontheim International delivers strategies that enable clients to achieve success drawing upon their unique methods, and decades of experience in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, governance and global public policy through design and facilitation of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, human rights policies and practices, stakeholder engagement programs, partnerships, and diversity and inclusion.FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK: Executive Advisory Board – International Trade and Marketing Department (1998 - Present): Founding member, Global Sourcing expert class speaker; fundraised for perpetual scholarships totaling $20,000+ annually.AMERICAN APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION:Co-Chair, Social Responsibility Committee, Steering Committee Member (2008 – 2020): Created socially responsible topical agendas relevant to current industry trends for 3 annual committee meetings for the benefit of member attendees. Meeting moderator.RALPH LAUREN:Member, Sustainability and Citizenship Committee (2014 – 2020)PATAGONIA’S TRACEABLE DOWN STANDARD (TDS):Certification Review Board Member (2016)FAIR LABOR ASSOCIATION: Member (2000)