In this session, Tom Pollock from GreenBlue will be interviewing Alastair Child, VP Global Sustainability at Mars Wrigley, covering topics such as developing a sustainability strategy; setting and meeting sustainability and sustainable packaging goals; leading the way on sustainable forest and fiber sourcing and Mars’ perspective on what it takes to deploy a sustainable supply chain strategy.
Associate Director Forest Products, GreenBlue
Tom Pollock is a Senior Manager at GreenBlue who works across supply chains and industries from global brands to family forest owners. Tom believes that affecting meaningful change comes through the power of collaboration, cultivating communities of leadership thinking, and creative problem-solving. Tom leads SPC Forest Products, a coalition of companies across industry sectors that are working together to support thriving forests. He serves as GreenBlues lead on Forests in Focus; a next-generation sourcing platform that brings data and visibility to forest products supply chains in order to support forests and the benefits they provide including clean air and water, wildlife, and combating climate change. Tom regularly speaks at industry events and also provides advisory services on topics related to sustainable supply chains, corporate environmental strategy, and measuring sustainable performance. Tom holds an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a BA in English from the University of Iowa.
Vice President, Global Sustainability - Mars Wrigley
Alastair Child is the Vice President of Global Sustainability for Mars Wrigley Confectionery, the category leader and maker of some of the most beloved and delicious brands, including M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, Orbit®, Juicy Fruit®, Altoids®, Starburst® and Skittles®. In his role, Alastair leads sustainability efforts for Mars Incorporated’s Confectionery business and is responsible for delivering the segment’s commitments to keep the planet healthy and help people thrive through the Mars’ Sustainable in a Generation Plan. His work has inspired the Confectionery segment to address issues like climate change, circular economy and poverty within its extended value chain, while ensuring a sustainable source of various raw materials such as mint and cocoa.