Our President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility has overall responsibility for sustainability. She chairs the Sustainability Council and updates our senior management, including our President and CEO, at quarterly corporate staff meetings.
Our Sustainability Council, which meets twice per year, comprises 14 Vice Presidents, representing Human Resources and Sustainability, Compliance, Ethics & Privacy, Sales and Marketing, Purchasing, Investor Relations, Front- and Back-end Manufacturing, Product Groups, Risk Management, Internal and External Communications, and Quality. The Council validates the strategy and ensures that the means are in place for each department and site to deploy the related corporate programs.
The Corporate Sustainability department is responsible for developing our sustainability strategy and programs. It is supported by a network of over 100 local Sustainability Champions who manage the programs and monitor our performance across all sites and organizations.
Our main sites also have Sustainability Steering Committees, chaired by the local Sustainability Champion. These Committees manage the local governance and take decisions related to deploying the strategy.
Sustainability governance framework