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VIRTUAL TALK: Jenn Swain: Burton Sustainability: Our People, Our Product, and Our Playground

Apr 17, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Virtual Talk

Burton has a responsibility to protect the people and playground that sustain snowboarding and the mountain lifestyle. We aim to maximize our positive social impact and minimize our negative environmental impact while continuing to deliver high-quality and innovative performance products. In December of 2017, Burton announced ambitious sustainability goals to achieve by the end of 2020. Come hear about our progress to-date and the challenges we?ve faced along the way.

A native Vermonter and new snowboarder, Jenn Swain leads a team in development and implementation of sustainability strategies at Burton. She is passionate about protecting the people and playground that sustain snowboarding and the mountain lifestyle. Jenn seeks inspiration both within and outside of the active and outdoor industries, working cross-functionally to support departments in progressing toward best practices in their respective areas. Key topics include fair labor, chemicals management, preferred materials, traceability, waste reduction, circular economy, packaging optimization, carbon reduction, goals tracking and reporting, benchmarking, communications, charitable giving, and policy advocacy.

Visit the website below for a link to the virtual talk.

For more information, contact Nora Shahoud at 656-2906 or nshahoud@uvm.edu.

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