High-energy, seasoned international business professional seeking to drive a step-change in sustainability performance through a unique combination of leadership skills, business savvy and technical expertise
Architect of Diageo's Environmental Sustainability strategy which has delivered over 30% reduction in absolute carbon emissions, a 26% improvement in water efficiency, and an 80%+ reduction in waste sent to landfill. Within the large portfolio of programs implemented to deliver these efficiencies, water programs alone are estimated to have saved the company over $10M/year while highlighting millions in potential risk to net sales value at key operations due to water insecurity.
•Delivered global Roadmap to 2015 target achievement for Carbon, Water, and Waste across 100+ production locations, resulting in 27% reduction in Diageo's global greenhouse gas emissions, an improvement of 21% in water use efficiency, and a 75% reduction in waste sent to landfill.
•Delivered global employee engagement campaign for Environment to twenty thousand employees to inspire grassroots environmental performance improvement.
•Served as the ‘face' of Environmental Sustainability for Diageo in public forums, including conference presentations and media interviews. Fully media-trained.
•Achieved and retained highest-level Diageo executive sponsorship of the Environmental Sustainability agenda resulting in an ‘open-door' access to decision-making.
•Led team to embed sustainable packaging criteria into new product design. Responsible for baselining the sustainability characteristics for company's entire brand portfolio. Delivered Life Cycle Analysis for brands including Smirnoff.
•As lead for Water sub-group of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable, delivered True Cost of Water Toolkit and Guidance on
•Reference: “The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement” - https://hbr.org/2013/02/the-inside-story-of-diageos-st/
•Resource Conservation - Delivered reductions in environmental impact over three years of: 20% in energy use; 4% in water use; and 29% in waste disposed to landfill.
•Climate Change - Led team that developed the company's response to Climate Change. Created program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support UN Global Compact commitments. Launched worldwide awareness campaign focused on key stakeholders and reported publicly on progress.
•Environmental Management - Responsible for successful implementation of environmental management systems at all sites in North America.
•Sustainable Packaging - Led team that created the company's first guide for Sustainable Packaging Design.
•Environmental auditing - Conducted environmental risk assessments in Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela and used results to prioritize and mobilize resources effectively.
•Leadership - Developed and implemented an aggressive program to upgrade EHS capabilities across North America. Managed staff of 9, dispersed over 3 countries and 8 states
•EHS Compliance – responsible for global compliance audit program. Conducted over 100 audits in 25 countries, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.
•Environmental Management in Spain – responsible for developing and implementing an EMS inTarragona. Worked extensively with spanish-speaking colleagues over period of 18 months.
•Corporate Environmental Reporting – Developed content for the company's public environmental report, wrote copy, collected and analyzed environmental data, and managed graphic designers.
•ISO 14001 – Led team that obtained registration to ISO 14001 Standard for Environmental Management Systems at PB manufacturing site in United Kingdom;
•Environmental Remediation - Managed multiple environmental remediation projects, including selection and oversight of consultants, analysis of appropriate remediation techniques, and interface with regulatory agencies.
•Regulatory Compliance - Responsible for the compliance of 5 domestic manufacturing sites with a broad array of environmental regulations.
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