The Tennessee Environmental Conference is excited to introduce this year’s keynote speaker, Jeff Yorzyk. Jeff currently serves as the Associate Director of Sustainability for HelloFresh and is President of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. Here’s a little more about Jeff as you make your plans to register for this year’s Environmental Conference.
Jeff’s professional mission is the integration of environmental and social stewardship into business through time-tested, dependable methods and tools in the context of cutting-edge thinking. Literally, "fusing sustainability with business" with a focus on risk and opportunity management.
His expertise is rooted in sustainability program development and Life Cycle thinking, with foundations in traditional EHS. So, along with experience in permitting, compliance and waste management, He has a deep expertise in management systems approaches, ESG policy, product LCA and organizational "footprinting", environmental claim and CSR report development, sustainability metrics and enterprise sustainability software.
His professional philosophy is that organizational "sustainability" must be defined in the context of a specific operating environment and value chain, and that sustainability considerations MUST integrate effectively into operating environments with multiple priorities (environment, community, profitability, etc.). He also enjoys mentoring staff and growing the capacity of teams he engages in, working with students to integrate these goals into their own careers, and participating in like-minded nonprofit organizations. It all fits together into a single mission.