Vice President, ELEVATE
Andrew Savini is a Vice President of ELEVATE, the largest social and environmental responsibility consultancy globally. His work has driven social responsibility and environmental sustainability performance improvement programs, with a foundation rooted in compliance of international and country standards for supply chain partners of a diverse range of organizations, many of which are Fortune 500 companies.
He is regularly consulted on how to effectively assess risk and manage labor, environmental, and trade security related issues of suppliers and factories worldwide. Andrew is a trained social compliance auditor, having audited over 150 sites in various countries. He regularly attends and/or speaks at major industry and association events, and has contributed his thoughts to various publications globally.
By 30, Andrew had traveled to nearly 50 countries, many with his work for clients’ supply chain compliance programs. He has been influential in Latin America, Middle East, European and Asia Pacific expansion for B2B companies. Through his previous employers, Andrew was tasked with other key leaders to expand resources and capabilities in new markets and geographies, including his time in Hong Kong and China managing Asia Pacific responsible sourcing work with STR Laboratories (now UL).
Andrew has received degrees in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University, and has received further education from the University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
He is a part native Polynesian (Samoan and Hawaiian) and is originally from Oahu in Hawaii. His culture and his career drive his passions in empowering underrepresented communities such as indigenous populations, human rights (particularly within the labor context) and environmental sustainability.
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