Sustainable Product Development: Making it a reality
Dr. Mike Witt is vice president and chief sustainability officer for Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security.
Witt leads the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs across the business. These programs include enterprise-wide business strategies for carbon reduction, resource efficiency and materials management, helping to minimize the company’s environmental impact and advance environmental sustainability across the sectors.
Witt brings decades of environmental, health, safety and sustainability expertise to Northrop Grumman. Most recently, he held a number of key leadership positions with Dow Inc., and led their strategy for carbon reduction, climate change and materials sustainability, and played a key leadership role in building a $1.5B cross value chain global initiative to end plastic waste in the environment. He also represented the chemical industry in negotiations with the United Nations on a new global plastics treaty.
Witt holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University, Masters of Business Administration from Northwood University and Bachelors of Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Product development pressures for faster, better, cheaper deliverables are a regular occurrence in 2022. But these pressures must also be balanced with a sustainable and environmentally responsible approach. Such an approach requires leadership, a long term mindset focused on reuse, recycling, etc. with near term improvement targets, and most-importantly—product data. Product data is key to […]