Stakeholder Advisory Council

The Stakeholder Advisory Council is charged with advising the C2CPII Board of Directors, the Standards Steering Committee, and staff on market and implementation issues related to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program and general C2CPII strategies for the growth and impact of Cradle to Cradle Certified across product sectors and regions. The Council is composed of a variety of stakeholder groups that are either frequent users of the Cradle to Cradle certification framework or familiar with the application of Cradle to Cradle principles. These stakeholder groups include industry leaders and representatives from government, public sector, academia, NGOs, and others such as end users, specifiers, investors, funders, or service providers with an interest in and relevancy to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program. Stakeholder Advisory Council members are appointed by the C2CPII Board of Directors.

Donna Westerman

Former CEO, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

As CEO of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), Donna Westerman leads the development and implementation of SPLC programs, empowering procurement and supply chain professionals internationally in embracing high-impact sustainable purchasing practices. Westerman has devoted herself to leading strategic and tactical solutions for large-scale corporate initiatives, commodity and country risk analysis, sustainable sourcing, and human rights.

Westerman came to SPLC from Verisk Maplecroft, where she served in a number of positions, including Vice President of Environment, Sustainability, and Governance (ESG);  Head of Retail and Consumer Goods; and Head of Consulting. In these positions, she developed and enhanced CSR programs and processes for global retail and consumer clients and focused on driving business growth and profitability in ways that delivered positive societal impact.

From 2008 to 2016, she held several leadership roles within Mars, Inc, including Director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility; Supply Diversity, Wrigley Corp (2008-2013) and Vice President of Responsible Sourcing (2013-2016).  Before her tenure at Mars, Westerman introduced a social accountability program including health and safety, human rights, and ethical/environmental principles as Director of Diversity & Social Accountability/Global Supply Chain for Avon Products (2002-2006).  Before 2002, Westerman held positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb as Director, Global IT; Director, Supplier Diversity and Social Accountability; and Manager, MRO Purchasing.   

Westerman's academic credentials include an MBA in Industrial Relations and a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from Seton Hall as well as a Certification in Corporate Social Responsibility from Harvard Business School.