2016 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

Paul Robbertz, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety; WhiteWave Foods Co.


Paul Robbertz, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety; WhiteWave Foods Co.

Paul Robbertz serves as Senior Director, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) for the WhiteWave Foods Company. Paul is a vital component to the company's senior leadership in critical EHS performance areas. His responsibilities include leading EHS operations, management systems, strategic planning and resource deployment.


In addition, Paul is instrumental in managing company risks that affect business growth and short/long term liability. He also manages the advocacy and implementation process for new legislation regulations and emerging trends.


Paul's 25+ year career in EHS and Sustainability affairs spans numerous industries including paper, medical device, chemicals and mail stream solutions and services. Prior to joining WhiteWave Foods, he served as Vice President, Environment Health and Safety for the Gates Corporation, VP EHS for Pitney Bowes; Director of EHS Audits and Compliance for Chemutra Corporation; and Global EHS Product and Operations Leader for The Dow Chemical Company.


Robbertz is an active member of the National Association for Environmental Management and US Food & Beverage EHS Network.  He chaired the DMA Committee for Environmental & Social Responsibility, served on the Board of the Massachusetts Chemical and Technology Alliance and held leadership roles on The Environmental Roundtable and other industry consortia.


He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Master in Business Administration from Suffolk University in Massachusetts.


Paul and his wife Anna, reside in Cherry Creek, Denver.

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