HMTX Industries Sponsors Greenbuild’s Free Corporate Social Responsibility Connect + Learn Symposium: Presenting Social Justice Panel, Mentorship Roundtable

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NORWALK, CT, March 1 – HMTX Industries is the title sponsor for the Greenbuild’s Connect + Learn Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Symposium, taking place March 4th beginning at 11 am EST. The one-day seminar, which includes three sessions and a roundtable covering multiple facets of CSR, is complimentary for industry professionals.

According to Greenbuild, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved from an overall relationship between companies and shareholders to the concept of social justice – a more personal connection with employees, the communities where they operate, and ultimately, their consumers. Companies increasingly are obligated to identify their social purpose and craft policies to achieve it globally. To define and qualify what social justice means, HMTX turned to the JUST social justice label which provides a matrix for policies, evaluation, and measurement. According to Rochelle Routman, HMTX Chief Sustainability & Quality Officer, “The process of achieving the JUST label challenged and empowered us to embed social justice within our business strategy, using this global tool to gather data, judge ourselves, and improve.”

During its presentation of “How Manufacturers Can Achieve Transparency in Social Justice” March 4 at 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm ESTHMTX will explore why social justice and worker welfare are increasingly important to investors and end users and how the company’s longstanding relationships with their Chinese manufacturing partners enabled them to become fully transparent in social justice metrics. Simon Xia, a manufacturing insider, will delve into the evolution of a corporate culture and the employee programs and practices that enabled the first-ever JUST label given to a Chinese facility. View session details HERE

Roundtable Session: A conversation about “Mentorship: A Lifelong Endeavor” A discussion with four sustainability professionals, the round table at 3:30 – 4:30 pm March 4 will provide an overview of various aspects of mentorship, including: 

  • The benefits of a mentor-mentee relationship
  • Characteristics of a good mentor and good mentee
  • Advantage to a business of having a formal mentorship program
  • How these relationships can be personally  fulfilling

This roundtable session will feature four sustainability professionals, who are also Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) alumnae:

Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M and LBC Amb.
HMTX Industries Chief Sustainability and Quality Officer
Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) Alumnae Group President & Chairperson of the Board

Kathleen Smith, LEED Fellow, LFA
International Living Future Institute VP, Living Building Challenge and Living Community Challenge
Board Member, WSLA Alumnae Group

Ranae Anderson, Universal Fibers, Global Sustainability Leader
Board Member, WSLA Alumnae Group

Susan King, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Harley Ellis Devereaux, Housing Studio Leader, National Sustainable Practice Leader. 

View session details HERE

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

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Susan Bang, HMTX Industries;