Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
Emilio Tenuta's 30-year tenure at Ecolab, includes 25 years of technical and marketing management experience in various industries including Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Lodging, Healthcare, Primary Metals and Automotive. In the past five years Tenuta has led Ecolabs strategic sustainability journey focused on corporate responsibility, internal environmental stewardship and helping customers operate more sustainably.
Tenuta is actively involved in advancing sustainability practices. He sits on the National Restaurant Association CONSERVE sustainability advisory council. He is also an active member of several industry organizations, including Practice Greenhealth, Net Impact and the sustainability work group for the World Travel and Tourism Council. Over the past four years, Tenuta has forged strong partnerships with a number of NGOs to support management of water and energy risks in the industrial sector, including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), UN CEO Water Mandate, The Nature Conservancy and World Economic Forum (WEF).
Tenuta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters Degree in Business from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
Executive Forum: Sustainability as a Value Creator and Growth Generator
“Sustainability is now a business imperative to ensure the long-term growth of manufacturing operations and the vitality of the communities in which they operate," said Christophe Beck, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Nalco Water, and a keynote speaker at the NAM's Leading Edge Executive Forum held in Chicago on October 13.
Water scarcity and your business: How to assess the impact and make informed decisions
In much of the world, water is undervalued and underpriced. Therefore, businesses often overlook its actual value to operations. Real and potential risks ranging from rationing and price increases to insufficient quality and increasing regulations can disrupt operations, threaten product quality, increase the cost of doing business and curtail growth.