Sustainability is integrated into Schnitzer’s corporate governance and organizational structures, allowing us to embrace change and innovation, and measure our progress across a range of metrics.
Our Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) reports directly to the CEO and provides updates to our Board of Directors, which oversees our sustainability strategy and execution. The CSO analyzes, builds consensus for, and manages sustainability-related initiatives, projects, and goals that are supported by executive-level leadership and are visible throughout the organization.
Schnitzer also has a Sustainability Leadership Group that collaborates on the development and deployment of sustainable and socially responsible business practices. This cross-functional team engages leadership across business units, geographic regions, and job functions. The group seeks to mobilize our workforce to, for example, apply environmental considerations to equipment procurement decisions and planned operational changes, support our culture of ethical behavior, and lead other stakeholder engagement events such as Earth Day activities.