Dentsply Sirona’s Board of Directors (the "Board") has oversight of the Company’s sustainability strategy.
The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board oversees the management of risks related to our environmental, social and governance practices, including identifying relevant ESG trends and issues, and overseeing the development of metrics related to ESG performance. The Human Resources Committee is responsible for the management of risks related to our social practices, and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board oversees and assesses risks related to cyber security and data privacy matters. Finally, the Science and Technology Committee is responsible for reviewing the Company’s R&D activities, initiatives, and investments. All these Committees report to the Board, and their responsibilities are firmly in line with the business’ sustainability strategy.
Our Environment Social Governance (ESG) Committee, led by Cherée Johnson, is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the company-wide sustainability strategy, as well as ensuring our business processes and practices, including decision-making, take ESG factors into account.
As Chair of the ESG Committee, Cherée Johnson reports to the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Together with the Human Resources Committee concerning social practices, these committees are responsible for overseeing all sustainability-related implementation plans.
The ESG Committee is composed of executive leadership and multi-disciplinary, management level subject-matter experts from Supply Chain, Operations, Employee Health and Safety, Legal, Human Resources, Investor Relations, and Communications.
The ESG Committee meets on a monthly basis and updates the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee on pressing sustainability topics and issues, activities and performance, so it ensures active Board and Committee level oversight of the Company’s management of sustainability-related risks.