Roberto Piccioni MS
Mr. Piccioni has specialized experience in industry Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability programs management, consisting of environmental compliance and stewardship, air, water and waste management, employee safety assurance and corporate communications and reporting. Mr. Piccioni has worked for prominent Fortune 500 companies during his industry career. He is a Sustainability & Compliance consultant with ERM based in Walnut Creek, California and is a frequent speaker at industry forums on the topic of Sustainability, Social Responsibility and EHS management.
He has many years experience in environmental, health & safety management systems development, implementation and certification for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, as well as experience developing sustainability strategies, tactical plans, GHG inventories, Green Teams, Sustainability Report production, metrics and reporting. Mr. Piccioni has a background in Health & Safety management; risk assessments, program development, safety awareness and site inspection programs, training and regulatory compliance auditing.
He honed “Lean & Green” operational sustainability skills at prominent and progressive companies such as Baxter International, Genentech, Weyerhaeuser and Beckman Instruments. During his industry experience, he assumed increasingly complex environment, health & safety (EHS) and sustainability roles and had had the opportunity to work on EHS and Sustainability solutions in a variety of countries in Europe, Central and South America as well as China and India. He coached and audited more than 25 different factories toward EHS regulatory compliance and management systems (ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001) integration. He has a rich background in implementing operational techniques for advancing cost savings and environmental sustainability principles on the factory floor.
Mr. Piccioni completed a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Manufacturing Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), a RAB certified Environmental Management System Auditor, and a Lean / DMAIC Green Belt. He received the Baxter Distinguished Service Award for his pioneering efforts in promoting Sustainable Development initiatives at Baxter. He has also published several articles on a variety of EHS technical and management issues and has led the development and release of company sustainability reports for employers, and has also been instrumental in company listing to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and favorable ratings by the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Mr. Piccioni teaches on a variety of environmental sustainability topics and is responsible for the Operations Management course in Dominican’s Green MBA Program. He also teaches annual courses in “Safety & Sustainability Management” at the University of Graz in Austria to Production Engineering & Management graduate students and ‘Principles of Environmental Sustainability’ to MBA students at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.