Steering Committee members are spread across the environmental, defense, academic and investment communities
WashingtonAnd the June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Created to eliminate critically critical mineral supply chain risks, GreenMet announced today the formation of a new sustainability steering committee. The GreenMet Sustainability Steering Committee will help ensure that the critical minerals the company helps purchase and process meet the highest standards of sustainable and responsible business. Because critical minerals are essential to both America’s clean energy future and its national security, the steering committee includes leaders who have held senior positions in government, environmental advocacy organizations, corporations, investment firms, and the National Security Corporation. Among the inaugural members of the Steering Committee:
- Robert Bickledirector and faculty for the Social, Ethical and Environmental Responsibility (SEER) Program at Pepperdine University Graziado Business School
- Sherry Goodmanformer deputy undersecretary of defense for environmental policy
- Mahesh RamanujamFormer CEO of the US Green Building Council
GreenMet was launched in March 2022 Through a strategic investment by the Libra Group, a privately owned international business group whose subsidiaries own and operate assets in more than 50 countries.
“I am delighted that Mahesh, Sherry and Robert will guide us as we secure a secure North American supply of vital minerals in the most sustainable way possible,” he said. Drew HornGreenMet CEO. “GreenMet is committed to eliminating risk in the supply chain while reducing emissions and environmental impact, ensuring high labor standards, and creating enough critical minerals for the US military and clean energy industries.”
Critical minerals are essential inputs into everything from batteries and solar panels to aircraft and communications equipment, which means the US military and energy industries will struggle to function without adequate supplies of critical minerals. Unfortunately, threats of US footsteps control much of the critical mineral supply chain, making finding a strong and safe domestic supply a priority.
“This announcement reflects the profound values of our group and its subsidiaries that by innovating and promoting sustainability throughout our business, we will contribute to building a better future. We applaud GreenMet on this exciting new step for the industry as it works to bring critical minerals to the North Amarica in a sustainable way,” said Arguiró Elefteriu, Head of Sustainability at Libra Group.
GreenMet focuses on developing the infrastructure for sustainable, reliable, and safe supply chains of rare earth minerals and minerals to meet the energy and technology needs of North America. This includes the production of metals and rare earth metals, including the production of master magnets, battery materials, and green steels.
About Libra Group
The Libra Group (www.libra.com) is a privately owned international business group whose subsidiaries own and operate assets in more than 50 countries. The group is mostly active in six sectors, including many vital to the global economy. These sectors include shipping, aviation, renewable energy, real estate and hospitality, as well as selected diversified investments. The group has also created 10 social responsibility programs that have a positive impact on the lives of many people around the world. The Libra Group is committed to supporting a more sustainable and equitable future, including harnessing human ingenuity to help mitigate climate change while promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our global footprint.