A company may enjoy short-term success by eliminating a particular toxic compound and substituting a safer alternative. But, as an old African proverb says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Companies are finding next-level success through increasing collaboration with non-profits, academia, government agencies, and – in particular – their suppliers. By building the right foundation for supply chain engagement you can increase the likelihood of mutual success and reduce your resource investment, but how do you begin? We’ll explore how to build the business case for supply chain sustainability along with how to overcome common challenges.
Steve Walker, Insights Director
Steve is an Insights Director supporting the members of the Sustainability 50 and Supply Chain 50 communities. He is responsible for enhancing the member experience through programming, expansion of the peer network, and facilitating exchanges of ideas and best practices between members on relevant business and career issues. In addition, Steve is leading the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative—a cross-function, in-depth effort to combine the resources and insights of subject matter experts across the Sustainability 50 and Supply Chain 50 member organizations.
Prior to joining World 50, Steve was Manager, Environmental Sustainability for the Burt’s Bees Division of The Clorox Company where he led environmental and social sustainability efforts including collaboration with their supply chain partners. Earlier in his career, Steve was Global Environmental and EHS Compliance Systems Manager for Federal-Mogul Corporation, a global Tier I automotive supplier. He was responsible for on-going environmental compliance activities along with achieving and maintaining third-party certification to the ISO 14001 standard at approximately 130 global locations.
An Ohio native, Steve holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Findlay and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton.
This webinar was part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program fall series.