Since August 2019, Erica Ocampo serves as the Global Director of Sustainability for Sims Ltd a newly created position. She has led the development of science-based, company-wide sustainability strategy aligned to the company’s purpose narrative and growth strategy. From data management to climate change goals development, Erica is integrating ESG principles across the company.
Prior to Sims, Ocampo worked for Dow starting in 2007 where she spent three years as a plastics technical support & development engineer for the Latin America region’s rigid packaging, pipes and rotomolding markets. In 2010, she then began working with the Environmental, Health and Safety department overseeing environmental regulations and compliance for several units at Dow Texas operations as an environmental specialist. She was responsible for the coordination and administration of existing EH&S programs, determining a facility’s applicability for regulatory and permit requirements, and promoting awareness of department compliance. In 2012, Erica took the North America sustainability and advocacy manager role for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. In this capacity, Ocampo worked to facilitate the implementation of energy recovery projects, worked with the entire value chain to address sustainability challenges faced by plastic packaging, and collaborated with other sustainability industry leaders. In 2015, Ocampo took the sustainability manager role for Dow’s global EH&S and Sustainability group. In this position Erica was responsible for Dow’s sustainability reporting, including Dow’s Annual Sustainability Report and Dow’s annual submission to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Ocampo was also responsible for the annual evaluation of Dow’s Sustainable Chemistry Index, which measures each of Dow’s business units’ sustainability performance and their progress toward the 2025 Sustainable Chemistry Goal. She also developed and led Dow’s Sustainability Academy; an employee development program that provides participants with the tools needed to bring sustainability business insights into their day-to-day jobs as well as hands-on experience with sustainability project. In 2017, Ocampo became the global sustainability strategy manager for Dow’s Consumer Solutions business. In this role, she focused on the strategy development across the business to align to Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals and manage key external value chain partnerships.
Ocampo received a master’s degree in sustainability and environmental management from Harvard University Extension School and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Ocampo is passionate about sustainability and is determined to drive value from ESG risks and opportunities to support the alignment of society’s values with market forces.