Our President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility has overall responsibility for sustainability. He 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 12 Vice Presidents, representing Human Resources, Compliance and Ethics, Sales and Marketing, Purchasing, Investor Relations, Manufacturing, Product Groups, Communication 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.
At the corporate level the Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Environment, Health and Safety groups are responsible for deploying our Sustainability strategy and programs. They are supported by a network of over 100 Sustainability experts and local champions who deploy the programs and monitor our performance in 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