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Essential Practices for Sustainability Data Collection

Essential Practices for Sustainability Data Collection

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
1:00 -2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

Want to accurately measure the value of your business's social and environmental initiatives? Looking to collect comprehensive and reliable data upon which you can base future business decisions?

This presentation is designed to help EHS and Sustainability professionals create clear, effective and flexible sustainability data metrics-management initiatives.

Leading companies realize that most effective programs go beyond simply disclosing results, and actually drive future business decisions. However, effective reporting hinges upon a data collection system that is flexible, specific to their needs and intended to enhance both their sustainability program and overall business. Crafting such processes is not as simple as you might think, especially when the demands of your company’s stakeholders are always changing.

Purchase this webinar archive to learn the fundamental collection of practices learned through managing sustainability data for numerous corporations around the globe. Key learnings are condensed into Five Essential elements or practices:

  1. Clear Data Definitions & Boundaries
  2. Defined Data Collection Protocols
  3. "Built-In” Validation
  4. Capabilities to Anticipate and Effectively Manage Change
  5. Routine Auditing and Assurance

This webinar archive will educate and provide company EH&S and sustainability personnel with clear and concise steps via which they can reshape their data collection efforts and enhance the management and measurement of their sustainability initiatives.

The speakers:

  • Brigette Philpot, Director, Safety & Environmental Sustainability Governance; The Coca-Cola Co.
  • Anna Blitz, Consultant; Antea Group

Speaker biographies:

Brigette Philpot

Brigette Philpot

Brigette Philpot is a Director of Safety & Environmental Sustainability Governance at The Coca-Cola Co., where she is responsible for all governance activities related to the safety and environmental sustainability of more than 800 manufacturing sites and several thousand distribution sites and worldwide fleet operations. Additionally, Ms. Philpot plays a crucial role in preparing the company for the emerging trends in reporting by proactively enhancing tools, processes and resources for integrated reporting of financial and non-financial data.

Before joining Coca-Cola in 2006, she gained experience overseeing environmental compliance and sustainability initiatives for companies in the food and beverage, aerospace, power generation industries.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University, a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Howard University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Anna Blitz

Anna Blitz

Anna Blitz has more than 10 years of experience in sustainability and environmental consulting and is dedicated to partnering with clients as they develop and implement their sustainability programs. She specializes in corporate sustainability programs, including development of environmental metrics and key performance indicators as well as preparation of sustainability reports and public disclosure documents.

Anna has a proven track record of exceeding client expectations and is known for her efficiency, accuracy and attention to detail. She currently manages The Coca-Cola Company’s environmental performance metrics database for environmental, occupational safety & health, and fleet metrics. As part of this program, Anna analyzes metrics for risk and opportunities prior to implementation of water or energy efficiency projects. She also plays a key role in preparing the firm’s internal sustainability report describing trends and progress to goals, and supports the preparation of the publicly-available sustainability report. Anna earned her Masters in Science, Technology & Environmental Policy from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelors in Hydrogeology from Winona State University.

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