Sustainability Director Moves: Nestle, Dell
In his new role, Washburn will lead NestlĂ© Watersâ€™ efforts to increase recycling rates in the United States, innovate in energy use and building design and advocate for constructive water policies.
NestlĂ© Waters sells 15 brands of bottled water, including Perrier, Deer Park and Poland Spring.
Washburn recently held a senior position at The Wilderness Society, a public lands advocacy organization. He also served as vice president of brand management for the Forest Stewardship Council, where he advanced the adoption of independent forest-certification and product labeling programs.
Washburn spent over 15 years working in conservation roles at non-profits and universities, with a focus on sustainable forestry and land conservation. He holds a Ph.D. in forest policy from Penn State University.
â€śIâ€™m eager to put my resource management and conservation experience to work for NestlĂ© Waters,â€ť Washburn said. â€śI feel strongly that bottled water brings value to society, and I am looking forward to continued engagement with a wide range of stakeholders around water advocacy, energy use, waste and recycling approaches, such as Extended Producer Responsibility.â€ť
Also on the HR front, Dell’s executive director of sustainable business, Mark Newton, is leaving the company after eight years.
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