NORWALK, CT, Feb. 8 – Continuing its commitment to sustainability leadership, HMTX Industries will be represented at GreenBiz 21: a conference designed to present the latest sustainability trends, tools and insights shaping careers and organizations today and into tomorrow. During this high-profile virtual event that will convene 1200+ sustainable business professionals Feb. 9- 11, HMTX’s Rochelle Routman, Chief Sustainability & Quality Officer, and Executive Vice President – Global Supply Chain, Brian Greene will participate in two panel sessions.
Creating a Culture of Mentorship in the Sustainability Field – Thursday, Feb. 11, 1 pm – 1:45 pm EST – Led by Routman and through storytelling and interactive discussions in breakout sessions, the interactive panel session will explore the What, How, Why and Where of Mentorship, thus imparting mentorship wisdom and knowledge to the audience. What do you look for in a mentor/mentee? How does mentorship happen? Why is there a need for mentorship? Where can mentorship take place? Through fostering an important dialog about the lifelong impact of mentoring, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the values of leadership through mentoring and its lifelong impact and benefits. They’ll also receive real-world best practices on how to get started or deepen an existing mentorship practice. The session will empower its audience to learn how to be a multiplier and amplifier who will leave a legacy beyond themselves.
Said Routman, “Mentorship in the sustainability field is especially important because with everyone’s voice and ideas, along with a focused vision, we can solve the enormous problems that are confronting all of us. We are honored to present this session at GreenBiz, the new media partner of Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) program, which honors the top 10 most powerful women in sustainability annually.”
Worker Health and Safety in a COVID-19 World – Thursday, Feb. 11, 1 pm – 1:45 pm EST – Greene will participate in this panel that will explore why sustainability is often thought of merely as environmental only, a plea to protect the planet. The social part of sustainability – the people, their safety, and their livelihoods as they make and purchase the products we love – is often overlooked. The discussion will spotlight worker health and safety and labor rights in today’s world with a focus on the urgent changes needed since COVID-19. Greene will share his global observations of changes in supply chains and the efforts HMTX Industries and other companies are making to change working conditions to keep people safe.
According to Greene, “COVID has changed not only how we interact in the US, but also around the world. What companies do, both nationally and globally, to help their employees during this time will have long-reaching effects within societies. We are excited to share this exchange of ideas about lessons learned and future thoughts during GreenBiz.”
About HMTX Industries
HMTX Industries is a global new materials flooring company and a leader in LVT manufacturing whose brands service a diverse cross-section of the construction marketplace. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, and doing business in more than 40 countries around the world, the HMTX family includes: Halstead, the leading supplier of LVT to the home center market; Metroflor, its signature residential brand in North America; Teknoflor, its focused healthcare and institutional brand; Aspecta, its high-end global contract brand for architects and designers; as well as Vertex, the foundation of the international supply chain for HMTX. For more information, please visit hmtx.global.
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Susan Bang, HMTX Industries