Sustainability Council


The Sustainability Council is focused on moving the industry forward faster by aligning the industry as it prepares for increasing stakeholder expectations, existing, and developing ESG regulations to reduce member risk.


  • Build alignment 

    • Develop OEM sector specific sustainability reporting guidance.

    • Increase education, adoption, and action around sustainability within the supply chain.

    • Integrate with other AEM groups, committees, and councils.

  • Grow supply chain success

    • Update and utilize Supply Chain Toolkit

    • Develop opportunities for deeper sustainability education and faster adoption 

    • Align OEM-Supply Chain sustainability reporting requests and expectations 

  • Power Positive Sustainability Perception 

    • Utilize United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) as a framework to communicate 

    • Establish an industry benchmark referencing the UN SDGs 

    • Enable our industry the ability to tell the sustainability story of growth

2024 Priorities

  • Build alignment 

    • Collect UN SDG metrics to understand measurable impact via the Supply Chain Toolkit 

    • Drive greenhouse gas reporting guidance for scope 3 for industry consistency 

  • Grow Supply Chain Success 

    • Reduce quantity of sustainability reporting requests 

    • Improve effectiveness of Supply Chain Toolkit for easier usability and increased use  

    • Promote the Supply Chain Toolkit and resources for education and faster adoption 

  • Power Positive Sustainability Perception 

    • Continue to utilize the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) as the framework, to educate the industry about industry identified key metrics 

    • Utilize Sustainability Maturity Model Assessment to set a base industry benchmark for overall industry understanding of sustainability 

    • Share the industry stories of quantitative and qualitative growth, engagement, and behavior changes 


  • Chair and Vice Chair elected by the council membership and will serve one or two calendar year terms, with Vice Chair succeeding as Chair when the Chair exits. 

  • The council leadership consists of a Chair and Vice Chair, Past Chair, Components Members Executive Committee Liaison, and AEM Substance Compliance Steering Committee Liaison. 

    • It is vitally important that leadership consists of representation of CE and Ag Sector member organizations AND variation of company size. 
    • Members who are interested in leadership positions, must notify respective AEM staff contact. 
  • Other leadership posts (Priority leads, etc.) will be determined by the committee on an as-needed basis.  

    • Priority leads are responsible for leading teams to execute on specifical year’s priorities, stated above. 


  • The council will represent a cross-section of the AEM overall membership. 

  • Executive-level representatives from AEM member companies should participate. 


  • Two virtual and two face-to-face meetings held each year, typically once per quarter. 

    • Priority leads are to present on priority outcomes at quarterly council meetings. 
  • Additional virtual meetings are scheduled as required.

Group Resources

Group Roster

Group Leadership


Kristen Mauritzon


Vice Chair

Tiffany Brand

The Toro Company

AEM Staff Contact

John Somers

VP, Construction & Utility Sector