Agricultural sciences company FMC Corporation announced today that it has appointed Dr. Karen Totland as its new Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). Totland will step into her new role January 1, 2021, reporting directly to Mark Douglas, President and CEO. The company also announced that it has named Thaisa Hugenneyer to be Vice President, Procurement and Global Facilities, taking over procurement responsibilities from Totland as she moves to focus full time on FMS’s sustainability and ESG efforts.
Totland has been with FMC for 10 years, and currently serves as the company’s Vice President, Procurement, Sustainability and Global Facilities. Prior to joining FMC, she worked at fragrance and flavor company Firmenich, as the company’s VP Global Purchasing. Totland also serves as chairperson of the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region Board of Directors.
Mark Douglas, FMC President and CEO, said:
“Sustainability at FMC has made great progress under Karen’s leadership since 2013, with award-winning programming, aggressive goals, and expanded commitments for reporting and engagement.
“Establishing an Office of the CSO led by a seasoned executive is an important step in broadening FMC’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts and further elevating sustainability across every facet of our company. Corporate Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion, Product Stewardship, Government Affairs, Industry Affairs, Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility will be integrated under one, unified organization.”