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.

Gabe Wing

Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Herman Miller, USA

Gabe Wing is responsible for managing Herman Miller's sustainability efforts including sustainable product design, environmental footprint reduction, and safety. Incorporating sustainability as an essential element of the management strategy, the goal of the team is to help create a better world.

Mr. Wing has played an important role in developing the environmental policies of Herman Miller since joining the company in 2001. Among his contributions is the integration of sustainable design principles into Herman Miller's innovation process.  Today, all new products and processes are designed using Design for the Environment protocols based on Cradle to Cradle thinking and life cycle assessment.

Mr. Wing also works closely with key material suppliers to support the development of innovative products that maximize positive contributions to people and the planet. In addition, he leads CEU-accredited training sessions for architects, designers, and engineers on the principles of sustainable product design.

Mr. Wing received a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan and a master's of science from Michigan State University, both in chemical engineering. Before his work with Herman Miller, Mr. Wing's professional background included polymer process engineering, advanced material development, and managing a research laboratory.

From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Wing served as a member of the Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group to the U.S. Green Building Council. In 2008, he was appointed to Michigan's Green Chemistry Roundtable, a group charged with the promotion of green chemistry for sustainable economic development and protection of public health. As a member of the University of Michigan Business School's ERB Advisory Board, Mr. Wing advises on curriculum to help develop tomorrow's leaders and create a more sustainable future.