The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) provides a forum for global automotive manufacturers, their large and small suppliers, the US EPA and other government entities from around the world to work together toward a shared vision of an automotive industry with positive environmental impact.
SP's quarterly membership meetings provide an opportunity for members to connect and share environmental sustainability best practices and strategies with industry peers, learn about emerging issues impacting the environment and their business operations, and identify new opportunities for collaborative action.
This quarterly meeting will include member and guest presentations on environmental best practices and emerging trends, and reports on outcomes of SP Work Groups / Projects. Key focus issues for discussion will include sustainable materials and sustainable packaging, carbon neutrality, and emerging sustainability challenges / opportunities.
Prior to the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to join a tour of Covanta's Indianapolis Materials Processing Facility and Energy-from-Waste Plant. Pre-meeting workshops of SP's sustainable packaging, carbon neutrality, EV battery, and water stewardship work groups will also be offered.
Note: Regular member registration for this event closed on April 21. Please contact Kellen Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Join us for a special tour of Covanta’s Indianapolis Materials Processing Facility and Energy-from-Waste Plant. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Shuttle bus transportation...
Join us for a special tour of Covanta’s Indianapolis Materials Processing Facility and Energy-from-Waste Plant. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to / from The Center.
In 1998 at the age of 23, Chad founded Living Lands & Waters. Today, the organization has grown to include a full staff and fleet of equipment. The crew averages nine states a year along the Mississippi, Illinois and Ohio Rivers, as well as many of their tributaries. Most recently, Chad expanded the mission of the organization to include Student Educational Workshops, The MillionTrees Project, Adopt-a-River Mile, Invasive Species Removal and The Great Mississippi River Cleanup.
Chad’s vision, charisma, non-stop work ethic and natural leadership abilities have garnered him an abundance of awards and honors over the years. Most notably, Chad was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service (America’s version of the Nobel Prize) in June 2002. Chad accepted this award in the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. with other award recipients Rudolph Giuliani, Bill and Melinda Gates and Lilly Tartikoff. In 2013, he was named CNN's Hero of the Year. Chad is also the author of From the Bottom Up: One Man’s Crusade to Clean America’s Rivers.
Sr. Director environmental Sustainability of Toyota Motor North America
Kevin Butt is the Regional Environmental Sustainability director of Toyota’s North American Environmental Sustainability Programs. He is responsible for the development of Environmental Sustainability Programs and Regulatory/Legislative development for all of Toyota’s North American operations.
Prior to Butt’s current assignment, he was the general manager/chief environmental and safety officer for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing for all of Toyota’s Manufacturing operations. Prior to that assignment, Butt served as the assistant general manager of Body Production Engineering for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TMMNA). He was responsible for Body Engineering for all Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations. Body Engineering consists of Welding, Stamping, and Painting Operations.
Butt serves on several boards including the National Wildlife Habitat Council, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, World Wildlife Fund National Council, North American Great Plains Advisory Board and the Yellowstone Park Foundation Board.
He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science from Georgetown College.
Regional Sustainability Leader at AGC Automotive Americas
Vice President for Water Stewardship at The Water Council
Matt oversees The Water Council’s stewardship initiatives including WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified, water stewardship advisory services and comprehensive professional water stewardship training. Previously, TWC helped establish the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) System globally with specific oversight of North America. Matt created the world’s first professional credentialing program for water stewardship professionals and made the business case for use of the International Water Stewardship Standard (“AWS Standard”) in the North American marketplace. His 15+ years in sustainability program development and management include serving as Milwaukee’s sustainability director and leading sustainable manufacturing initiatives during his time in Washington, D.C., where he worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce and as a staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has an MA from George Washington University and a BA from Valparaiso University. He is AWS and Lean Six Sigma accredited and serves on the WELL Water Advisory and the Wisconsin Governor’s Wetlands Study Council. He served on the U.S. EPA’s National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology from 2014-2019.
Director of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment
Head of Automotive Partnerships at Manufacture 2030
CEC/CTO at ERA Environmental Management Solutions
VP Global Lithium Business Development at ECOBAT
Director, National Accounts of Covanta
EHS Manager; Bellefontaine, Ohio at AGC Automotive Americas
Director Of Business Development of Unison Energy, LLC
President at Cirba Solutions
Shane Thompson has an impressive 20-year career in battery life cycle management. This experience includes leadership in environmental sales, commercial operations, and process development. He currently serves as President of Cirba Solutions. With a passion to make a positive impact on environmental initiatives, he has used his knowledge to help drive US policy and regulations related to battery recycling and been a trusted consultant regarding recycling various materials. Shane is committed to creating innovative opportunities for a circular battery supply chain and second life applications. His combined experience and knowledge make him one of the world’s most qualified experts in a rapidly evolving industry.
Sponsorship: We have limited opportunities available for companies that may have an interest in sponsoring SP membership events. Please reach out to Kellen Mahoney at email@example.com to discuss potential opportunities.