As part of an effort to enhance its focused efforts and purpose around environmental sustainability, global technology and industrial software, Emerson has today (3rd March) appointed its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer.

Mike Train, who has served as the company’s President since 2019 and a member of Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive since 2016, will step down as President to take on the new role in the company. He will also serve as Senior Vice-President

In his new role, Train will lead the company’s environmental sustainability strategy. He will focus on advancing technologies and advocacy to enhance company operations and enable customer improvements through Emerson’s solutions and partnerships.

Lal Karsanbhai, Emerson’s new CEO has welcomed the decision. Empowering more efficient, sustainable operations both internally and for customers has been a long-time priority for Emerson,” he said.

“Mike has been a critical member of Emerson’s global leadership team that oversees strategy to advance environmental, social and governance momentum, and formalising his role in this space is an important step to continue accelerating our vital work.”

“Our work as a company is increasingly focused on helping our customers navigate environmental and regulatory challenges. Mike has decades of experience across industries and a deep personal passion for sustainability. He has been tirelessly driving our work in this space and will be an incredible champion for continued progress.”