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Ms. Alison Kinn Bennett

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Senior Advisor for Sustainable Product Standards and Purchasing

at US Environmental Protection Agency (Government / public sector)

United States of America

Multistakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) of a programme: Sustainable Public Procurement

About my work

Alison Kinn Bennett is a senior advisor for sustainable products and purchasing in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. She co-founded and co-leads two influential networks within EPA—the Green Building Workgroup and the Sustainable Products & Purchasing Network—which bring together policy and technical staff to advance comprehensive, market-based approaches to environmental and human health protection. Since 2001, Alison has served in EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, representing EPA in the development of sustainability standards within ASTM International, NSF International, UL-Environment, and the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovations Institute, among others. Currently, Alison's team is focused on assessing and recommending environmental performance standards and ecolabels for use in U.S. Federal purchasing—leveraging billions of dollars to support cleaner and greener supply chains.

Areas of expertise

Sustainability Themes

Climate Change, Consumer goods, Ecosystems & Natural Resources, Waste, Other

Sectors of activity

Buildings and construction, Forestry, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Public Procurement, Industrial Sector

Regions

North America