Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer
Emilio Tenuta’s 38-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical, marketing and business management experience in various industries including Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Lodging, Healthcare, Primary Metals and Automotive. In the past 11 years, Tenuta has led Ecolab’s strategic sustainability journey focused on corporate responsibility, internal environmental stewardship and helping customers operate more sustainably. He is actively involved in advancing global sustainability practices, with a significant focus on water stewardship and climate action. In partnership with Global S&P Trucost – and a multi-stakeholder advisory group – Tenuta led development of the Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first financial modeling tool to assess water-related risk, and the Smart Water Navigator, a free online tool to help businesses improve water management and achieve their water reduction targets. In recent years, he’s become a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and reporting and has collaborated with a number of large impact investors. Partnering with investor relations and Ecolab’s Chief Executive Officer, Tenuta has advanced Ecolab’s reputation as an ESG leading company. Tenuta is actively involved in advancing industry sustainability and corporate responsibility practices. He sits on the board of directors of the World Environment Center, a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization and the leadership council of the Corporate Eco Forum.