Environmental Sciences alumnus Kim Drenner (MS ’10 and BS ’08) has just taken up the position of environmental responsibility manager of supply chain for the outdoor apparel brand Patagonia. Located at Patagonia’s headquarters in Ventura CA, she manages the companies Chemicals and Environmental Impacts Program (CEIP) for their finished goods supply chain (around 75 suppliers). She works closely with suppliers to reduce environmental impacts with a focus on water use, wastewater, waste, energy, air emissions, greenhouse gases and chemicals. In her role, she helps Patagonia identify environmentally responsible suppliers, audits factories across the globe for environmental performance, sets strategy for reducing environmental impacts across Patagonia’s supply chain, and helps suppliers switch to green chemistry.
Prior to Patagonia, Kim spent 5 years as a climate change and sustainability consultant for EY in Vancouver, BC, advising clients from numerous industries from government agencies to natural resource companies to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to promote more sustainable business both socially and environmentally. In her spare time, she loves to mountain bike, fly fish, ski and surf.
For more information about Patagonia and the environmental and social responsibility efforts Kim is involved in please refer to the following link:
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