Through his 30+ years with Procter & Gamble, Len Sauers has seen how the company of more than 100,000 employees operates. As Vice President of Sustainability, it is Sauers’ job to see sustainability not only as a responsibility, but also as an opportunity by integrating it into the rhythm of the iconic household brand’s business.

“We want to ultimately be the company that uses 100% renewable materials and have those materials go to plants that are run on 100% renewable energy,” Sauers explains. “[Beyond that,] have those plants create products that enable consumers to lower their footprint and have zero consumer and manufacturing waste going to landfills.”