AIHce Indianapolis



RT 215
Sustainability Management: Systems, Process, and Culture

Tuesday | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. |

Management, Stewardship and Sustainability

Arranger and Moderator: L. Barnes, Bureau Veritas, Lakewood, CO.  Monitors: R. Costello, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Elkton, MD; K. Trefethen, Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, CA.

This roundtable will share effective strategies for establishing sustainability management systems within organizations. This round table will provide valuable lessons and perspective for health and safety professionals whose roles are continuing to evolve within their organizations. A discussion of why sustainability is essential for business from an investor’s perspective will set the stage for case studies about four different corporations, each at a different stage in their sustainability program implementation.  The speakers will offer their own experiences as their organizations took steps to implement sustainability and how management systems were used to help achieve success. The introductory presentation will be 20 minutes. Each case study presentation will be 25 minutes.  The roundtable will conclude with a 25-minute question and answer/discussion session. Audience members will be encouraged to briefly share their own experiences with the group during the discussion period.

  • Business Case for Sustainability: An Investor’s Perspective. E. Seeger, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., New York, NY.
  • Case Study: Employing a Management System Approach Within a Corporate Sustainability Program. R. Deist, Accellent, Inc., Wilmington, MA.
  • Case Study: Key Processes and Practices for Successfully Integrating Sustainability in a Global Organization. K. Gara, Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
  • Case Study: Company Cultural Shift Toward Sustainability. G. Barbi, Becton Dickinson, Franklin Lakes, NJ.