CAPACCIO’s Wayne Bates to moderate a panel on Sustainability at the AdvaMed 2012 Conference

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.’s (CAPACCIO’s) panel session “Addressing the Evolving Sustainability Demands for the Medical Device Industry” was recently chosen to be among 34 presentations at the 2012 AdvaMed conference. The AdvaMed conference is the leading MedTech Conference for global CEOs, business executives, policy-makers, financiers, media, and industry stakeholders and will be held October 1 – 3 at the Boston Convention and Visitor’s Center. Traditionally held in Washington, DC, this will be the first time the conference will be held in Boston, and more than 800 companies will be in attendance. This will also be the first time the AdvaMed conference will have a panel discussion devoted to sustainability.

CAPACCIO’s panel session will bring together four sustainability leaders from leading Medical Device companies to discuss the current and future issues around sustainability. They will offer their unique perspective into how they are addressing sustainability in their organizations including the numerous value drivers for sustainability, identifying appropriate sustainability objectives, establishing and managing programs to achieve these objectives, and transparently communicating sustainability performance to interested internal and external stakeholders.

Wayne E. Bates, PhD, PE, Vice President at CAPACCIO will moderate the panel which includes Joe Jansen, Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety, from Covidien; Suzanne Fiorino, Senior Director Sustainability, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, from Johnson & Johnson; Don Young, Senior Vice President/Corporate Sustainability, from Smith & Nephew, Inc.; and Ellen Kondracki, Director, Sustainable Innovation & Stakeholder Relations, from Becton, Dickinson and Company.

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