2018 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

Karen Cecil, Director Global Environmental Sustainability; Cummins Inc.


Karen Cecil, Director Global Environmental Sustainability; Cummins Inc.

Karen is the Director of Global Environmental Sustainability at Cummins, Inc. She leads the cross-functional, cross-business governance structure that is responsible for setting the direction for environmental actions, including strategy development, evaluating risks and opportunities, goal-setting, engaging internal and external stakeholders, transparent environmental reporting, and business integration.


Karen uses her twenty years' experience in Quality Management, Lean Operations, Supply Chain, Executive Level Problem Solving, and leading complex change to expand the lens of sustainability through the business, using a pragmatic shared value approach. She led the creation of Cummins' first comprehensive global environmental sustainability plan focusing on GHG/energy, waste and water. The team is currently working on creation the 2050 Visioning Framework with 2030 goals to be announced during Cummins' 100th Anniversary in 2019.


She is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and experienced Simplex Innovative Thinking Process facilitator. Karen proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, which was recently named Board of the Year (2017) and Agency of the Year (2018) for mid-sized affiliates.


Karen holds an Executive Master's degree in Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University.

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