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Howland Greene Consultants LLC
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Howland Greene specializes in integrating environmental requirements into business
operations for strategic advantage.  Service areas are:

  • International environmental regulations
  • Product stewardship
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • WEEE
  • RoHS
  • RoHS2
  • China RoHS
  • Vietnam RoHS
  • WEEE/RoHS recast
  • REACH - SVHCs (SUbstances of Very High Concern) and Authorization
  • CLP - Classification, Labeling and Packaging
  • TSCA
  • Ecodesign under the Energy-using Products Directive
  • Batteries
  • Packaging and Packaging Essential Requirements
  • Recycling and product take back
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Life cycle assessments
  • Greenhouse gasses management and reporting
  • Environmental management systems
  • Supply chain management for environmental information
  • Restricted materials
  • Conflict Minerals / Blood Minerals
  • Environmental information systems
  • Green purchasing
Howland Greene Consultants LLC
Qualifications
 
Broad Environmental and Sustainable Business Management Experience including Product and Program Design, Material Restrictions and Take Back
 
Howland Greene Consulting will guide your company through the expanding universe of product environmental regulations in a way that benefits your bottom line and enhances your company’s image with its customers and stakeholders.
 
General Qualifications -
 
Program management, design and marketing to address environmental requirements for companies and their products. Integrating market requirements into the business plan for cost effective execution. Multinational corporate experience with international manufacturing and consumer product responsibility.
 
Manufacturing and Assembly operations using a variety of materials - including regulated materials that require special handling, product and process redesign because of regulatory reasons or customer specifications. Managing supply chain requirements through design specifications in the contract or purchase order. Experienced with customer supply chain requirements. Product and process design changes. Managing electronic product redesign for EU RoHS and WEEE. Managed CFC elimination programs.
 
Setting up take back programs for packaging, batteries and electronics in Europe. Tracking the costs to better design the packaging and products.
 
Specialty Chemical manufacturing and use – managing permitting, transportation and treatment for unique, business proprietary chemicals.
 
International environmental requirements- Europe, China/Japan/Asia Pacific, Canada and US Federal, state laws and regulations.
 
Enterprise solutions that solve a problem by eliminating or changing the problem into an opportunity or asset. Prepare design and management roadmaps for planning and allocating resources for timely delivery of new products. Used SAP information feeds for a single set of books from which business units work.   Integration with the existing business system allowing individual business units to craft their custom solutions.
 
Environment and Safety management and systems- Integrating business systems to add value while accomplishing the regulatory objective. Providing management with compliance status information and cost tracking, certification and compliance with the Packing Essential Requirements and the EU take back directives.
 
Management Reporting- Monthly and annual reporting to enable management to track progress in their environmental objectives. Written in a tiered approach that allows the user to rapidly access additional information without clouding the “big picture.” Sustainability reporting to GRI standards.
 
Stakeholder relations- Establish positive relationships with adversaries on environmental issues which foster a level of trust and communication. Delivering results that meet both clients’ and regulatory agencies’ requirements.
 
Specific Experience -
 
Environmental and Sustainability Reporting- Author of Polaroid’s annual environmental and sustainability reports written to GRI and CERES criteria.
 
Internal and External communication, editing and report writing- routine communications to employees to create awareness of new requirements to help them meet Company policy objectives. Includes writing the annual environmental report for a general stakeholder audience and Product Stewardship Notes to a company-wide audience.
 
Legislative and regulatory strategy and negotiations- Chaired a technical committee opposing a major environmental legislative attempt to ban chemicals in Massachusetts. Testified on regulations and legislation.
 
Participated in and chaired standards setting committees – US TAG 207 and IEEE 1680.2/1680.3 (EPEAT)
 
Development of new programs- Created programs for meeting a variety of environmental and safety requirements, including a program to redesign all of Polaroid’s electronic products to eliminate lead, cadmium, chrome +6, mercury, and two brominated fire retardants.
 
Cost Savings and Liability Reduction- Arranged for hazardous waste sludge to be sold as ore for metal recovery, saving more than $800,000 and eliminating long term corporate liability. Negotiated, designed, and built a storm water reuse system that allowed a critical manufacturing operation to continue without prohibitive capital expense. Simultaneously satisfied a compliance order, protected a public drinking water supply and conserved potable water. 
 
Bullet point Qualifications –
  • International Product Material Restrictions
  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substance)
  • RoHS2  (Recast)
  • WEEE (Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment)
  • Product and Packaging design
  • Essential Requirements for Packaging
  • EU battery take back
  • EuP Energy using Products
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability through Efficient Use of Resources
  • Multidiscipline Team Leadership
  • Integrated Management Systems
  • Energy using Products
  • Management Systems and Enterprise Integration
  • ISO 14000
  • EPEAT
  • Environmental Cost Accounting
  • Project management
  • Department Administration
  • Emerging Requirement Anticipation
  • Design for the Environment
  • Sustainability and Environmental Reporting
  • Conflict Minerals Management and Reporting
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