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Jury members

The EMAS Awards 2014 Jury

Chair of the EMAS Awards Jury

Elisa Tonda is the Head of the Business and Industry Unit in the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics – Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch, whose main goal is the promotion of sustainable production and consumption practices in the public and private sector through the engagement of the business community. She has been active in the strengthening of UNEP’s contribution to the greening of global value chains and is currently developing an initiative aiming at disseminating eco-innovation in developing countries and emerging economies. Prior to that, Ms Tonda was the Regional Officer of the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics based in the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama City. She was charge of supporting the implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean of the UNEP's initiatives addressing Resource Efficiency, Sustainable Consumption and Production and Green Economy.

During her professional experience with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), prior to joining UNEP in November 2009, she was responsible for project development and management in the area of Cleaner Production and sound chemicals management.

Ms Tonda has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. During her former professional career, she also had been working with the private sector in the areas of environmental authorisations and permits, environmental certification including ISO 14001, the design of environmental service facilities, the design and operation of landfills, environmental impact assessments of landfills and mining sites, and the remediation of contaminated industrial sites.

Ignacio Calleja has a Bachelor's degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Zaragoza, M.Sc. in Technology and Environmental Management from the University of the Basque Country, M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh and he is a postgraduate in Technology management at the University of Sevilla.
Mr Calleja started his professional career in the chemical sector in 1995, joining the RTD sector in 1996 as environmental researcher (industrial pollution). He joined the European Commission/JRC/IPTS in 1998, developing his work in the Sustainable Production and Consumption Unit for 6 years dealing with IPPC, water and waste legislation, ETAP, and related topics.
Since 2005 he has been dealing with European affairs, projects and initiatives dealing with environmental issues, industrial pollution, resource efficiency and environmental policy at the Energy and Environment Unit of Tecnalia Research & Innovation.
Mr Calleja is currently president of ENERO (European Network of Environmental Research Organizations), and chairman of the Industrial Research Advisory Group (IRAG) of the SPIRE PPP (Sustainable Process Industry Through Resource and Energy Efficiency).

Katharina Krell is co-founder and manager of Greenovate! Europe, a Europe-wide expert group dedicated to bridging the gap between research and market for green innovations. She has initiated and managed numerous initiatives for green technology transfer, for the promotion of environmental knowledge from research & development projects to industry and policy makers and for better eco-innovation framework conditions for SMEs. Ms Krell was a member of the expert group to DG Research & Innovation that helped design the new SME Instrument under Horizon 2020. She is currently working on methodological approaches to greening of selected industrial value chains.
In additional to that she owns a private company introducing innovative waste management solutions to EU and global markets.
Previously, Ms Krell worked five years as Secretary General for EUREC (European renewable energy research centres) Agency and represented Europe's top renewable energy R&D centers to the European Institutions.
Prior to coming to Brussels, for two years Ms Krell designed renewable electrification strategies for China and the Philippines as GIZ/CIM seconded expert in Hangzhou, China.

Ms Krell holds a BA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Geneva, as well as an MBA from United Business Institutes in Brussels. She speaks German, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian. 

David Shenton is the Senior Environment Manager for LafargeTarmac Cement and Lime in the UK, with over 20 years experience in environmental management in heavy industry. Mr Shenton has driven LafargeTarmac to many leading industry positions: In 2013 he project-managed and delivered the first ISO 50001 (energy management) certification in the UK cement and construction sector, in 2012 LafargeTarmac was selected as the first industry partner with the UK Environment Agency for their international Commonwealth Fellowship programme, sharing best practices in environmental and sustainability management.
In 2012, LafargeTarmac won the EMAS Awards in the category of large companies from the private sector.
Mr Shenton has been a regular presenter at events including the Water Risk Conference London in 2012, the 2010 International Conference on EMAS in Brussels, and other international business conferences in the US and UK on the topic of water footprinting. Mr Shenton managed the first cement water footprint and life cycle assessment which lead to winning the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive Water Efficiency Award in 2009. In addition to this, Mr Shenton actively contributed to the EU Cement, Lime and Magnesium Oxide Manufacturing BREF (Best Available Technology Reference Document) which was adopted in 2013.

Dr. Klaus Rennings has been Vice Head of the Research area "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management" of the Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW) since 1994. He received his PhD from the University of Muenster, Institute of Transport Economics, with a thesis on "Indicators of Sustainable Development". His main fields of research are:
• Specification of rules, indicators, and strategies for sustainable economic activities
• Determinants and economic impacts of environmental innovations
• Eco-innovation policies
• Sustainability impact assessment
Klaus Rennings has widely published in journals such as Ecological Economics and Journal of Evolutionary Economics. He has 10 years of experience as head of big national and international projects, including the EU STRATA network Blueprint ("Blueprints for an Integration of Science, Technology and Environmental Policy"), the EU Project I.Q. Tools ("Indicators and Quantitative Tools for Improving the Process of Impact Assessment for Sustainability"), and large projects funded by the German Ministry of Research on "Lead Market Strategies" and "The Social Dimension of the Rebound Effect". He is a member of the Committee for Environmental and Resource Economics of the German Economists Association (Verein für Socialpolitik).

Andrea Ricci is Vice President of ISIS - Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems, an independent research and consultancy partnership based in Rome, Italy. He received his engineering degree from Ecole Centrale (Paris, France) in 1977 and joined ISIS in 1982 after 5 years with the French think tank GAPSET where he worked as an analyst in the field of corporate and public innovation strategies. Over his years with ISIS, Andrea has led major EU research efforts and forward looking studies in the fields of sustainability policy analysis and impact assessment, technology assessment and scenario building. Andrea is currently leading the ISIS team in URBACHINA (FP7 – SSH) a joint EU-China research project on the trends and challenges of sustainable urbanisation, and recently coordinated the PASHMINA project on paradigm shifts. 

Andrea has coordinated many EU RTD projects in the fields of energy, transport, environment, technology assessment, and has repeatedly served as advisor and evaluator of research projects and studies for the European Commission, also contributing to the ex post evaluation of several EU RTD Programmes (International Cooperation, Environment, Bioeconomy).
He recently served as the overall Rapporteur of the EC Working Group “Global Europe 2030 – 2050”, devising and building worldwide scenarios to 2050. He is currently Rapporteur of the EC Integrated Roadmap of the SET Plan and a member of the EU Transport Advisory Group for Horizon 2020.

Caroline Wadsworth is currently working as an independent cleantech consultant and was the Head of Consulting – Environment for Isle Utilities Ltd, a cleantech and innovation consultancy specialising in the water industry. She has broad technical experience of the cleantech sector having worked directly with technology companies and their end users. Her in-depth knowledge of the environment sectors and the challenges they face from both a market and environmental perspective has enabled her to provide valuable support across a broad spectrum of projects including technology and business innovation, catchment management, defining the challenges within the water sector, transferring technologies across sector boundaries, facilitating business development on behalf of clients, business coaching, technology verification and trials. 
She also played an integral part in the early stages of the development of the Environmental Technology Verification programme currently under development through the European Commission by developing and delivering the Tritech ETV project which tested the delivery mechanism and theory of ETV across several European countries. She continues to play an active role in the on-going roll-out of the programme.


Gianluca Salvatori is President and CEO of Progetto Manifattura, a green innovation cluster established by Trentino Region’s government with the mission of re-developing an old industrial site to host an “innovation hub” on green and clean technologies. Project Manifattura aims to create a space in which to experiment, create, and exchange knowledge and innovation methods in the environmental and energy sectors. Young professionals and new companies offering energy or environmental technologies and services can grow using Manifattura’s offices and production facilities and networking-friendly spaces.
Prior to this, Mr Salvatori was Commissioner of the Autonomous Province of Trento in charge of research and innovation, internationalisation, territorial agreements, and relationships with the European Commission. In this role he promoted several initiatives in the area of clean tech, such as the Italian Green Building Council and Habitech, a regional cluster of green companies. He sponsored and actively supported, as chair of the advisory board, the set-up of OECD Trento Center on Local Development, the Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI) and the MIT-FBK Green Home Alliance. He was actively involved in the start-up team of the Trento Festival of Economics, a major national event on economic topics .
From 1993 to 2001 he was manager of an Italian leading research centre, working mainly on ICT, material science and microsystems. In this role he was responsible for setting up the technology transfer office and the international relations office, and was in charge of institutional affairs.