Profile

Phil is a sustainable business professional with over 20 years’ multi-sector experience in creating and driving innovative and award-winning programmes that deliver significant business value. A former (and happy) client of Resource Futures, Phil is excited to be helping to shape the future direction of the company. In recognition of his skills and expertise and the contributions he has made to the wider sustainability profession, Phil has recently been made an IEMA Fellow and until recently sat on IEMA’s Strategic Advisory Council. Phil is also a Chartered Resources and Waste Manager. He is a member of Future-Fit Business Benchmark’s Expert Council and has recently been appointed as a member of the Multinational Subcommittee of B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council.

Expertise

Phil is Global Head of Sustainability for Global Brands a cross-division of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) where he is responsible for developing and managing the delivery of the global sustainable business strategy for WBA’s own and owned brand product portfolio including Boots Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens own brand plus WBA’s Global Consumer Brands. Prior to joining WBA, Phil developed and managed the delivery of world-class sustainability programmes for some of the world’s best-known organisations including Kingfisher plc and Marks & Spencer plc. Phil also developed and managed the delivery of the award-winning sustainability strategy for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, widely regarded as the most sustainable Games in modern Olympic history and heavily influenced the International Olympic Committee (IOC’s) Olympic Agenda 2020. As Chair of BSI’s Sustainable Resource Management Committee (SDS/1/10) he oversaw the development of BS 8001 – believed to be the world’s first circular economy business standard.

Phil Cumming

Services involved in

Circular economy

Projects involved in

Circular Economy business support to Scottish businesses

Blogs and reports

Blog: Mend it

Contact

Twitter @PhilCHike

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