Rachel Goldstein

Global Packaging Sustainability Senior Manager, Mars, Incorporated

Rachel is the Global Packaging Sustainability Senior Manager at Mars, Incorporated. She leads a cross segment packaging sustainability team and Mars’ external engagement in key partnerships, such as the New Plastics Economy, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and the Sustainability Consortium. Rachel is on the Board of Directors for Green Blue. She has technical advisory roles in two emerging market based systems to address plastic leakage and increase recycling, the 3R Initiative and the Green Blue Recycled Material Standard.

Rachel leads the implementation of the Mars sustainability claims policy, advising the business on communicating complex sustainability topics to consumers. She has experience with external sustainability reporting work across a range of platforms and disclosures such as DJSI, CDP, customer scorecards, and the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Prior to Mars, Rachel was the Team Leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), a voluntary climate change program that encourages methane emissions reductions through the capture and beneficial use of landfill gas. She was also the lead for this work in India, China and Southeast Asia under the Global Methane Initiative. Rachel was in the health, safety and environmental field before joining EPA.

Rachel has an MBA with an Environmental Management Concentration from The George Washington University, and a B.S. Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University

My Sessions

Establishing a successful sustainable supply chain program can be a daunting task to face alone, and leaders are increasingly seeking to collaborate with other organizations in their industries to drive progress. The most proactive are creating “Industry/sector initiatives”. This panel brings together leading initiatives in both B2B and consumer sectors to share best practice perspectives … read more >>

From Supply Chains to Value Networks: Risk, Resilience, Collaboration, and Sustainability