Anthesis, the global sustainability and solutions provider, has appointed Lori Michelin to its board as Non-Executive Director.
With a wealth of experience and a proven track record in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, environmental, health and safety, and supply chain, Lori spent most of her career with Colgate-Palmolive and is currently the president and CEO of the World Environment Center.
As president and CEO of the World Environment Center, Lori oversees its world-recognised programs and strategic mission to advance sustainable development and corporate sustainability in partnership with governments, multilateral organisations, the private sector and other stakeholders.
During her 22-year tenure at Colgate-Palmolive Company Lori held several senior roles including most recently Vice President of Sustainability and EHS from 2014-2017. In this role Lori was responsible for the development and implementation of the global sustainability strategy and the company’s EHS programs and performance.
Lori led Colgate-Palmolive’s sustainability reporting, disclosure and stakeholder engagement activities, achieving inclusion in DJSI World Index, CDP A-List Climate and CDP A-List Water. She also established global strategies and policies relating to climate change, deforestation, water stewardship, waste management, product sustainability and human rights.
In addition, Lori achieved leadership positions on sustainable buildings and operational efficiency that saved over $500 million in costs since 2011. Lori also served as VP EHS & Product Sustainability (2012 – 2104), Worldwide Director EHS (2010-2012), Director of Manufacturing (2008 – 2012) and Director Supply Chain Strategy & Performance (2006 – 2008).
“Anthesis is one of the most forward-thinking and innovative sustainability consultancies, and a trusted partner to many recognised names. I’m very excited to join the board and I look forward to contributing to the group’s continued success,” said Lori Michelin.
Commenting on the appointment, Stuart McLachlan, CEO of Anthesis, said: “We’re very pleased that Lori has agreed to join Anthesis as non-executive director. Lori’s experience and insights will be of great value to the board and help guide the North American business as we enter the next chapter of our growth. This appointment of such a renowned industry authority reflects our ongoing commitment to becoming market leaders in the sustainability and delivery space.”
Lori Michelin is also the vice-chair of the board of directors of the EcoHealth Alliance and a member of the Penn State, Smeal College of Business Sustainability Advisory Board. Lori is a former member of the Closed Loop Fund Advisory Board, the World Resources Institute Corporate Consultative Advisory Board, the Consumer Goods Forum Sustainability Steering Team, The Sustainability Consortium, Sustainability 50, and the Conference Board EHS Leaders Group.
Lori received her Master of Science in civil engineering from Villanova University and holds a degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.