A world of sustainable pathways, a focus on Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. is an integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices worldwide. Cardinal Health is Essential to care™ by providing clinically-proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in 46 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.
During the COVID19 pandemic, Cardinal Health’s mission is more important than ever. Through collaboration with industry partners and the U.S Federal government, Cardinal Health is manufacturing and distributing critical pandemic response inventory for more than 100,000 medical products in unprecedented demand.
Cardinal Health understands that the long-term health of communities, its colleagues, customers, and partners depend on a sustainable world. The strategic function leading Cardinal Health’s global sustainability effort is its Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Team (EHSS). This team provides a unique glimpse into the path of an EHSS professional and the opportunity one has to achieve rewarding sustainability results in support of Cardinal Health’s global operation.
Join this program to learn about how intergenerational, Ohio State Environment and Natural Resource Alumni and leaders of Cardinal Health’s Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability team, Andrew Wehr ('95), Mike Bellantis ('10), and Caleb Thomas ('11) have influenced the sustainability journey of this Ohio-based Fortune 500 company.
You will also learn from the leaders of Net Impact, an Ohio State student organization that explores the intersection between business and sustainability. They will share their sustainability aspirations and provide a student’s perspective on what sustainability should encompass going forward. The corporate world, like many pillars of society, is early in its sustainability journey. Join this EPN Virtual Event to explore lessons learned from one leading company’s experience in calculating and reducing its global environmental footprint so far.
9:55 a.m. Waiting room opens
10:00 a.m. Jeff Sharp, PhD, director, School of Environment and Natural Resources provides welcome remarks
10:05 a.m. Kate McCarthy, third-year undergraduate student, Operations Management major, Fisher College of Business at Ohio State, president, Net Impact, and Abby Thiel, third-year undergraduate student, Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) major, School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State, former vice president, Net Impact
10:10 a.m. Andrew Wehr, vice president, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Cardinal Health; Mike Bellantis, director, Environment & Sustainability, Cardinal Health; Caleb Thomas, manager, Data Management Systems, Cardinal Health
10:55 a.m. Moderated Q&A Session
11:10 a.m. Closing comments from Dr. Sharp and invitation to join next month’s EPN program
|Kate McCarthy, junior, Operations Management major, Fisher College of Business at Ohio State, president, Net Impact
Kate McCarthy is a junior at The Ohio State University majoring in Operations Management with a minor in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) and a minor in Design Thinking. She is currently the president of Net Impact – Undergraduate Chapter and is one of the junior representatives for the Undergraduate Business Council in the Fisher College of Business. Kate enjoys learning how to incorporate sustainable actions in her life and discussing the future of sustainability initiatives in business.
|Abby Thiel, sophomore, Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability major, School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State, former vice president, Net Impact
Abby Thiel is a sophomore at The Ohio State University majoring in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) with a minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS). She is an active member of the Net Impact – Undergraduate Chapter, having served as the VP of National Programming. She is also currently serving leadership roles within the SUSTAINS Learning Community and the organization Time for Change. Abby is passionate about sustainability and finding ways to make Ohio State a more environmentally conscious community.
|Andrew Wehr, vice president, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability at Cardinal Health
Andrew Wehr serves as Cardinal Health’s Vice President of corporate Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability. Over his 14 years with Cardinal Health, Andrew has established numerous, global systems to address environmental, health and safety matters, including: energy efficiency, water quality, air quality, workplace safety and community citizenship. Andrew Wehr holds a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University; a master’s degree in Environmental Management; and an MBA from the University of Findlay. Prior to working for Cardinal Health, Andrew Wehr held similar Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability leadership roles at LBrands, Allied Mineral Products, and Squire, Patton and Boggs. Andrew is a Certified Safety Professional, past Forty Under 40 recipient, and a long time Board of Directors member to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. In addition to sustainability, Andrew donates his time to matters involving gender equality, women & children and corporate citizenship. Andrew lives in Galena, OH with his wife Neeley. Their son recently graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH and now lives in downtown Chicago. Their daughter is a sophomore at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
|Mike Bellantis, director, Environment & Sustainability at Cardinal Health
Mike Bellantis is the Director of Environment and Sustainability in Cardinal Health’s Environment, Health, and Safety Centers of Excellence. In this role, Michael leads Cardinal Health’s Environment and Sustainability Team and provides global environmental compliance and sustainability subject matter expertise to Cardinal Health. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University’s in 2010.
|Caleb Thomas, manager, Data Management Systems at Cardinal Health
Caleb Thomas is the Manager of Cardinal Health’s Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability data management system. In this role, Caleb serves as the subject matter expert for Cardinal Health’s integral environment, health, and safety data management system. Caleb earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University in 2011.
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This program will be recorded, edited, and posted to the EPN YouTube page by February 16, 2021.