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Belinda Howell

Retailers’ Palm Oil & Soy Groups representative. Decarbonize Ltd

Dr Belinda Howell is an Executive and Non-Executive Director with extensive international experience in corporate sustainability strategy and supply chains. Currently, she represents international retailers on the Boards of the Roundtables for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Responsible Soy (RTRS) promoting sustainable agriculture standards for food and feed supply chains. She is a Board member of the Marine Management Organisation and a Trustee of the National Biodiversity Network Trust in the UK.

Belinda started her career as a biochemist in scientific research and product development in fisheries and aquaculture for international development in Indonesia. Before developing sustainability strategy for product development and supply chain in Boots The Chemists; then leading Business in the Environment; an international consultancy; and CEO of a carbon management company. She established her own sustainability strategy consultancy, Decarbonize Limited, in 2008.

Representative for the Retailers’ Palm Oil Group, which includes: Ahold Delhaize; ALDI-SOUTH Group; Asda (part of Wal-Mart); Boots UK; Coles (Australia); COOP (Switzerland); Federation of Migros Cooperatives; J Sainsbury; Marks & Spencer; Tesco; The Co-op (UK); and Waitrose.