Global Director – Environment & Safety
Board Member company since 2011
Kate Summerwill, CSP, SGE is a Global Director – Environment & Safety, for The Coca-Cola Company. She is responsible for worker safety, road safety, and sustainability initiatives across the system, which drive improvements while protecting the brand and the license to operate.
Kate joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2009, and has held the positions of Corporate Safety Manager for Coca-Cola Refreshments, Sr. Health and Safety Manager for Coca-Cola North America Business Unit (CCNA BU), and most recently, Global Safety Manager, supporting Global Operations and 700,000 associates. During her time at The Coca-Cola Company, Kate has worked on building system capabilities through developing company-wide Safety Management Systems, Risk Analysis and Identification programs, Behavior Based Safety programs, and operational excellence initiatives in the worker safety arena. Kate’s work helps build standardization across the system, while improving efficiency, regulatory, and company compliance.
Kate has 20+ years of experience working in the Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability, and Business Continuity Management space. Kate holds a BS in Industrial Technology and Occupational Health and Safety from Iowa State University, is ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certified, holds her Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credentials, and is approved to conduct OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) evaluations in the United States as an SGE.