Metropolis Sustainability Lab Workshop
The Journey to JUST Social Justice Label: HMTX Industries
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved from an overall relationship between companies and shareholders to the concept of Environmental Social Governance (ESG), which includes social justice. This more personal connection extends to employees, the communities where they operate, and ultimately, their customers, clients and consumers. Companies increasingly are obligated to identify their social purpose and craft policies to achieve it globally. How can they define and qualify what social justice means? The JUST label provides a matrix for policy goals, evaluation and measurement that is transforming how companies view and conduct their business. The process of achieving the JUST label challenges and empowers companies to embed it within business strategy, to use this global tool to gather data to judge itself and improve.
Join Representatives from HMTX Industries as they explore the company’s journey to becoming the only resilient flooring manufacturer to achieve JUST 2.0 and its relevance and significance to the Architect and Design community.
Date & Time
Tuesday, June 14 | 2:00 p.m. CST
Metropolis Sustainability Lab
theMart | Floor 3, Suite 380
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About The Presenters
Rochelle Routman is the Chief Sustainability and Impact Officer of HMTX Industries, a global leader in manufacturing resilient flooring. Her focus on transparency has transformed the building products industry, resulting in greater openness in both product ingredients and social justice. Rochelle’s work continues to evolve with a current focus on sustainability and IMPACT strategy, leadership and reporting, including the UN SDGs, GRI, SASB and TCFD. This role also encompasses DEI, climate neutrality, and board engagement.
Kendra Mahen began her career in the flooring industry over 17 years ago at a major Chicago carpet mill and then with a flooring contractor in Dallas/Fort Worth handling business development and specifications. She joined HMTX Industries in 2014 to launch the Aspecta commercial flooring as a Commercial Sales Specialist focusing on multiple commercial sectors within the architect and design community, end-users and flooring contractors. Kendra then moved to a national account position managing large-scale national projects for Aspecta with three distributors in the Midwest. Recently, she was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Aspecta North America.