The Best of Forum series features encore webinar presentations of the top-rated sessions from the 2008 Annual EHS Management Forum. These interactive presentations are peer-led case studies from leading companies that represent the latest in EHS and sustainability management. If you missed the Forum, this webinar archive purchase is an effective way to benchmark your program and share the Forum experience with your team.
Impact of Sustainability on Corporate Strategies
Dec 17, 2008
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (ET)
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Is sustainability moving from a side project to a main strategy at your company?
Environmental sustainability within the corporate structure has moved from performing a handful of disparate “green” projects to being a key factor in the future success of the business. Stakeholders are demanding that companies become more environmentally conscious. Sustainability is now driving business strategies, from building design to product formulation to environmental footprint analysis. Those who succeed in addressing the sustainability upsurge are gaining a competitive advantage. How does a company suddenly become “environmentally sustainable”? Hear how three leading corporations have approached this challenge. As Kermit the Frog once said; “It’s not easy being green.”
- Larry Deeney, Manager of Global Environment; General Mills Inc.
- Sarah Gibson, Global Environmental Programs; Dell
- Michael Hewett, Manager of Environmental Services; Publix Super Markets Inc.
Moderated by Dick Pastor, Vice President – Retail Sector; Shaw Environmental
Larry Deeney is the Manager of Global Environment for General Mills. Mr. Deeney provides strategic direction and oversight on environmental initiatives throughout General Mills’ North America and International operations. In addition to his efforts to build a solid and vibrant environmental program within General Mills’ manufacturing operations, Larry guides the company on other EHS matters, including environmental performance metrics, acquisitions and divestitures, and managing external stakeholders. Mr. Deeney has over 20 years of environmental experience.
Sarah Gibson is the global environmental programs manager at Dell Inc., supporting Dell’s facilities and manufacturing operations. Among her many hats, she manages the global ISO 14001 programs, EHS procedure and policy development and environmental reporting, while consulting internally and assisting with environmental project and programs such as energy management and green building design. Prior to joining Dell in 2002, Sarah spent many years with Motorola’s semiconductor operations in Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX in various environmental, health and safety managerial and technical ladder roles.
Michael Hewett is the Manager of Environmental Services for Publix Super Markets. He has over seventeen years of experience in environmental management, including regulatory compliance and sustainability programs. Beginning his career with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Michael spent eight years developing rules and setting regulatory policy while partnering with the Federal EPA and various State and Local governments