As an EHS professional working in the beauty business, I have a desire to protect the natural world as well as an appreciation for our Company’s innovations - and they are interconnected. On any given day, air quality information for any major city is available on your smartphone. The data reveals things like the amount of particulates in the air. The same data drives our Research and Development work, as we consider the consequences of pollution and environmental factors on aging and beauty. And coming full circle, the data also reminds us that we all need to do our part – individually and collectively – as private citizens and as corporations, to safeguard the planet.
As we celebrate Earth Day, let’s look to science to guide our efforts in creating a more beautiful and sustainable world.
Mike Jaklitsch is Vice President, Global Environmental Affairs and Safety, The Estée Lauder Companies. A Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, Mike is our Company’s global lead for environmental and occupational safety and health programs; he also oversees EHS compliance and various corporate responsibility programs for all sectors of the business. Mike joined The Estée Lauder Companies 20 years ago with an MS in Environmental & Occupational Health – Industrial Hygiene and a BS in Environmental Science. Mike sits on the board of the Seatuck Environmental Association where he volunteers his time to help conserve Long Island’s wildlife. As an avid birder he enjoys visiting our national parks throughout the United States. He resides with his wife in Douglaston, NY, and has two college-age sons.