Aptar’s Beth Holland Receives NAEM’s Leadership in Action Award
Ms. Holland was one of eight corporate EHS&S leaders recognized at NAEM’s Excellence Awards ceremony which took place during the largest annual gathering for environment, health, and safety, and sustainability decision-makers — NAEM’s 27th annual EHS&S Management Forum.
Nominated by former co-worker and manager Gretchen Norwood, Ms. Holland is being recognized by NAEM for her demonstrable impact that includes developing Aptar’s initial Sustainability Strategy, standardizing the company’s EHS Key Performance Indicators, and establishing a Global EHS management system, among other initiatives. Ms. Holland’s efforts have resulted in a 33% YOY reduction in Lost Time Incident Rate that has surpassed their industry average. “Beth leads by example,” Ms. Norwood wrote in her nomination. “She often takes action and models what should be done, but still allows for individual freedoms on the path towards the end goal.”
In a letter of recommendation that accompanied Ms. Holland’s nomination, Marc Prieur, President, Aptar Food + Beverage, described her impact on the organization’s key decision makers. “I rely on Beth as a partner and subject matter expert for our Executives to keep pushing the envelope and stay ahead in EHS&S,” he said. “Her leadership in this area is a key asset and value to our strategic priorities and business imperatives.”
At the time of the ceremony, Ms. Holland was representing Aptar at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Portugal and was unable to attend the NAEM event. Accepting the award on Holland’s behalf were key members of her team: Joseph Frank. Director, Operational Excellence - EHS and Taylor Price, Manager, Operational Excellence - EHS & Sustainability.
About the NAEM Excellence Awards
The NAEM Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the field of environment, health, safety and sustainability management. Recipients are nominated by a peer, mentor or colleague and evaluated by an independent panel of judges. Neither NAEM nor its sponsors influence the selection of award recipients. Nomination forms for next year’s NAEM Excellence Awards will be available in spring 2020 at naem.org/awards.
The National Association for environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest professional community for EHS&S decision-makers, NAEM provides peer-led educational conferences, benchmarking research and an active network for sharing solutions to today's corporate management challenges. For more information, visit naem.org.