(82f) Panel Discussion: Insights into Corporate Sustainability: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Authors: 
Raina, D., Owens Corning
Deane, M. H., Turner Construction Company
Saracino, T., BASF
Hensler, C. D., Interface Inc.

Sustainability and the drive towards product transparency has garnered appeal in the last few years. Industry manufacturers and product suppliers now face increased scrutiny towards their processes, sourcing, and product delivery. Innovation is needed now more than ever. Companies need new technologies and strategic design to help them meet the stringent standards now required in the marketplace. This workshop serves as a bridge between industry and academia to encourage collaboration and conversation around industry needs and how academia can help with critical innovation. Sustainability leaders from a variety of chemical and chemical-related companies will speak about advancements their respective organizations have made in recent years. Each prominent players in the sustainability arena, their individual thoughts and insights will culminate with a panel discussion open to audience questions.