Wakefield, MA, April 9, 2019 / CSRwire – The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Wilson, Director of Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) at Saint-Gobain in North America, as a member of its Board of Directors. Dennis was appointed by the HPDC Board in March 2019, pursuant to the HPDC Bylaws, to fill the manufacturer-designated seat, which was vacated as of December 31, 2018. Dennis will serve for the remaining term of this vacated seat, from April 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
As Director of Sustainability and EHS for Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, Dennis is responsible for overall corporate sustainability, product stewardship and EHS programs in North America. Dennis has also served in leadership roles within the broader transparency and material health community over the past decade, including the HPDC Manufacturer Advisory Panel, and is currently a member of the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Material Resources TAG. Saint-Gobain has been a General Member of HPDC since 2015.
“As a leader in the manufacturing industry, Saint-Gobain is constantly looking to collaborate with organizations, like HPDC, that share our commitment to building material transparency and driving innovation throughout every aspect of the supply chain,” Wilson said. “It is truly humbling to have the honor to serve on HPDC’s Board of Directors to help set the overall strategic direction for an organization with a mission that truly reflects our company’s brand values.”
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Dennis Wilson to the HPDC Board of Directors,” said Wendy Vittori, HPDC Executive Director. “Adoption of the HPD Open Standard is growing very rapidly, including more and more companies based outside North America. In addition to understanding what is involved in introducing and scaling new sustainability practices within a large manufacturer, as industry leaders, Dennis and Saint-Gobain bring to our Board a welcome perspective on the need for global harmonization using industry standards.”
The HPDC Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of the organization and its members. Working with the HPDC Executive Director, the Board sets the overall strategic direction of the organization and ensures operational activities are achieving desired results. The Board approves the annual budget of the organization and proposed revisions to the HPD Open Standard. The Board appoints members of the HPDC Technical Committee, which has responsibility for managing the evolution of the HPD Open Standard.
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About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, helps create great living spaces by combining comfort and sustainability. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere, whether it’s by addressing climate change, delivering true sustainable development, advancing the information revolution, participating in medical breakthroughs or playing a vital role in space exploration.
In North America, Saint-Gobain has approximately 160 locations and more than 15,500 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $6.5 billion in 2018. Learn more about Saint-Gobain North America by visiting www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
HPDC is a not-for-profit, member association with over 250 organizational members, representing the full spectrum of the building industry: architects, designers, building owners, manufacturers, consultants, tool developers, and others who all share a common purpose to improve the transparency of information and the material health of the built environment. The HPD Open Standard has become widely adopted as the industry standard for reporting on building product contents and associated health information, since its launch in 2012, with over 4400 HPD reports publicly available. HPDC members champion the continuous improvement of the building industry’s performance through transparency, openness and innovation in the practices of reporting, disclosure, specification and selection of building products. For more information, visit hpd-collaborative.org.