November 30, 2007
Strategies for Sustainability at Three Major Companies
ELI is offering a series of programs to present how companies have approached the task of operationalizing sustainability in their organizations. In February of this year, ELI published William Blackburn’s The Sustainability Handbook, developed as a management guide to achieving an organization’s social, economic, and environmental objectives. The author presents in detail how many companies have gone about operationalizing sustainability, from selling top management on the concept to developing effective internal processes to external reporting and outreach.
The first program in this new series presented speakers from three major corporations with extensive practical experience in (1) setting sustainability goals and measures, (2) deploying new management policies and practices company-wide, and (3) monitoring execution of policies and practices to strengthen accountability.
Leslie Carothers, President, ELI; former environmental counsel and environmental executive at two companies
Patrick Aurrichio, Program Manager for Environmental Management Systems, IBM Corporation
Robert Frantz, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, Tyco Corporation
Ken Meashey, Vice President, Corporate Environment, Safety and Health, Lockheed Martin Corporation