Martin Stern

Director, Health and Safety, Colgate Palmolive Company

Marty currently serves as Director, Health & Safety with Colgate-Palmolive. In this role he is responsible for the development and implementation of all Colgate global health, safety, and industrial hygiene programs and standards. His primary focus in this role will be to establish foundational programs to minimize and reduce critical risks. He serves as the interface to external health and safety groups to benchmark and identify best practices. He also has Divisional EOHS responsibilities to support Colgate’s Latam Division. Previously, he served as Associate Director, EOHS and Sustainability for the Americas’ Divisions. His leadership has helped develop a formal linkage between the two divisions, and align on key EOHS priorities and initiatives. EOHS performance for the two divisions has seen continued improvements for critical EOHS KPIs during his tenure. He has been with Colgate for over 18 years in various EOHS and operational responsibilities in manufacturing, R&D, Corporate, and the commercial side. He has been responsible for establishing a number of key initiatives and programs that have helped to deliver sustainable performance, while instituting strong foundational programs in culture and risk reduction. This has helped reshape Colgate’s approach to EOHS processes and management systems. Additionally he spent 9+ years with AT&T in a variety of EOHS responsibilities, and 2 years environmental consulting
He co-authored Applications and Computational Elements of Industrial Hygiene, a textbook that has been leveraged for graduate and undergraduate industrial hygiene courses.