MILWAUKEE, September 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rockwell Automation, which for two decades has been named to leading sustainability indices, has expanded its corporate sustainability team and function. The expansion follows the 2020 launch of Rockwell’s updated sustainability strategy and priorities, which included a new net zero, carbon neutral goal (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2030. The team reports to Rebecca House, Rockwell’s senior vice president, chief people & legal officer.
“We have a strong foundation of excellence in our sustainability work,” House said. “With a growing team, additional investment and resources, and a dedicated focus, we will further elevate and align our work across Rockwell to create sustainable customers, a sustainable company, and sustainable communities.”
Led by Tom O’Reilly, who was recently appointed vice president, Sustainability, the team drives the company’s holistic sustainability strategy and will oversee cross-functional workstreams focused on all aspects of sustainability.
“For years, we’ve helped our customers address their productivity issues – including sustainability -- but now sustainability has become a much more critical global issue, and it’s a commercial concern by all stakeholders,” O’Reilly said. “We’re excited to address the rapidly growing needs of our customers with an expanded portfolio of offerings and solutions to help them on their journey to greater sustainability and achieving net zero. And we’ll showcase new and existing sustainability capabilities at our own operations and manufacturing locations.”
Most recently O’Reilly was vice president, Global Business Development. Other key members of the sustainability team include Majo Thurman, director, Environmental, Health and Safety. She has been with Rockwell for more than three decades helping to lead the company’s efforts to provide a safe place to work and minimize Rockwell’s environmental impacts.
Allie Schwertner, sustainability strategy and technology leader, is also a core team member and was recently named a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Fellow focused on sustainability. (Read more about Schwertner in Rockwell's latest Meet the Maker blog.)
Schwertner, O’Reilly, and Thurman are among a growing Rockwell team of sustainability professionals including newly created positions that will join business units and functional areas to accelerate the development and launch of new and enhanced customer sustainability solutions.
Read more about the team in this recent blog and more about the company’s sustainability strategy and efforts.