Sustainable sourcing, operations, and capabilities make for a greener supply chain. Increasingly, corporations ask their suppliers to state and demonstrate how they adhere to social and environmental policies. Suppliers are already, in some areas, being ranked and chosen based on their commitment to core environmental and social governance.
Why is this happening? What are the issues to consider, whether you are a manufacturer or a supplier? What are the leaders in the industry doing?
Paul Heller dives into this topic with Jeffrey Whitford, Head of Sustainability, Social Business Innovation, and Life Science Branding at MilliporeSigma.
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Paul Heller has led technology strategy and product development for Sopheon since 1999. Today, his leadership helps Sopheon’s blue-chip client portfolio achieve high levels of success from their investments in innovation. Paul navigates the technology landscape for both Sopheon and its customers and identifies the business values linked to investments in innovation management systems and processes. He also advises executives on how to be more successful in innovation and regularly speaks and writes about innovation to business audiences.
Jeffrey Whitford serves as MilliporeSigma's head of sustainability and social business innovation. Across a business with more than 26,000 employees and over 9 billion EUR in sales, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategic programs in green chemistry, product recycling, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility.
In 2020, Fast Company named Whitford among the Most Creative People in Business. He was also named to the Assent Compliance Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders in 2019. His work, in collaboration with his team, has also led to several other accolades for MilliporeSigma’s groundbreaking work in sustainability and CSR.